Bernard Brantley is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at San Francisco-based Corelight. He has previously managed threat hunting, threat intelligence, network security architecture and analytics for some of the most mission critical environments at both Amazon (Consumer Payments) and Microsoft (High Value Asset Environments). Bernard is an advisor at Seattle-based Tola Capital, and San Francisco-based Normalyze. He is a member of multiple CISO and leadership communities while also engaging with early and mid-career professionals as a mentor. Bernard spent three years at the United States Military Academy before taking an unconventional path to executive leadership. His background of diverse experiences cut through retail sales, construction and financial services prior to his first IT role as a datacenter support technician. "No matter who you are, what walk of life you come from, or what type of adversity you face; If you can see the prices, there is a path for you to it. 'Inveniam viam, aut faciam.'" Bernard lives in Seattle with his family.