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Kevin D. Walker

Walmart
Vice President,Assistant Chief Information Security Officer
San Francisco Bay Area
"Kevin Walker has spent over twenty-five years in various computer science and information technology disciplines, focusing primarily on enterprise applications, network design and information security. He brings this experience to the Assistant Chief Information Security Officer role at Walmart.Kevin has served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Security Strategist and Director of Information Security for several companies in many industry sectors including; Intuit, Cisco, Symantec and VERITAS Software. Kevin has also built one of the first managed security services providers supporting numerous Fortune 100 companies. Over the course of his career, Kevin has held increasingly responsible research, engineering and senior management roles. As an Information Security practitioner, Kevin has a proven track record of InfoSEC team development, policy and technology alignment with the business to deliver a credible, sound and sustainable security posture for the enterprise.Kevin has worked as an engineer and researcher for Digital Equipment Corporation, EDS, SAIC, SRI International and the University of California at Berkeley. He has extensive experience in securing enterprise applications, intrusion detection and prevention, incident response, strong authentication and voice biometrics.In addition to his interest in information security, Kevin has longstanding professional interests in networking protocols, securing applications at the atomic level, cryptography and speech biometrics. In these areas he was a key member of the engineering teams that developed secure video telephony over conventional telephone lines, speaker independent telephony-based voice recognition and broadcast quality distributed video.Kevin is an accomplished international public speaker regularly addressing issues ranging fromtechnology adoption, process optimization, and regulatory impact to IT and industry trends. He also hosts a Peer-to-Peer podcast.What’s TRENDing addressing timely informationsecurity concerns."

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