Chris Bailey joined Entrust Datacard following its acquisition of Trend Micro SSL where he served as the general manager. Prior to that, Bailey served as the CEO and co-founder of the certification authority AffirmTrust, which was acquired by Trend Micro in 2011, and as co-founder and CTO of GeoTrust, a major global certification authority that was acquired by VeriSign in 2006.
Having served in the industry since 1998, Bailey is a current and founding member of industry standard groups the CA/Browser Forum and the CA Security Council where he continues to actively promote industry best practices and education. Bailey is a co-creator of Extended Validation and Domain Validated Certificates used in SSL/TLS connections. He holds a MBA in Finance and Strategy, Goizueta Business School, Emory University and a BS Finance, Insurance and Economic Security, University of South Carolina.