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VP Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, Venafi
Member Since: 11/19/2014
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Kevin Bocek is Vice President of Security Strategy and Threat Intelligence at cyber security firm Venafi. He is responsible for Venafi's product positioning, go-to-market strategy, and sales enablement. He brings more than 15 years of experience in encryption and key management with trailblazing startups and market leaders including CipherCloud, IronKey, nCipher, PGP, RSA Security, Thales, and Xcert. Kevin has also authored several books, including PCI Cardholder Data Protection for Dummies and Laptop Encryption for Dummies and co-authored research projects with The Ponemon Institute, including the "Cost of a Data Breach" and "Worldwide Encryption Trends" reports. He earned a BS degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from the Wake Forest School of Business.

Articles by Kevin Bocek

2015: The Year Of 'Attacks on Trust'

1/4/2016
Nine attacks that leveraged stolen, compromised, or unprotected cryptographic keys and digital certificates show how easy it is for cybercriminals to bypass security controls and hide their actions.

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