Managing Director, VerizonBryan Sartin is Managing Director of the Verizon RISK Team, the reactive end of Verizon
Enterprise Solutions, responsible for handling incidents of a civil and criminal nature for
entities both on and off Verizon’s network - as well as cyber intelligence functions.
Intelligence artifacts are collected and processed from global cyber investigations, from
across Verizon’s assets, and through 3rd party intelligence sharing arrangements to
produce actionable security knowledge. This assists in the defense of the Verizon brand,
drives solution innovation, and helps keep customers out of the headlines as the next
victim of cyber attacks. The RISK Team has staff in 19 countries and operates Lab
facilities in 6.
Mr. Sartin is founder of Verizon Investigative Response, one of the world’s largest nonmilitary
IT investigations groups. This operation handles more than 350 externally facing
cyber investigations in 40+ countries each year and has been retained to investigate
many of the world’s most damaging and publicly-visible data breaches on record. Mr.
Sartin is also co-author of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, an annual joint
study into the contributing factors behind security failures and a great example of publicprivate
partnership on intelligence sharing specific to cyber.
Sartin has been in the security industry for almost 20 years, supporting both commercial
enterprises and government agencies. He has testified in Congress on cyber threats
against the US financial system, has patents filed for cloud-based incident detection and
network risk-scoring technologies, is a licensed Investigations Company Manager and
Private Investigator. Mr. Sartin has been published on a number of security related
topics and has courtroom testimony experience as both expert and fact witness.
Prior to joining Verizon, Mr. Sartin was Managing Principal at security specialist
Cybertrust, and before that, Director of Technology at Ubizen, a Belgium-based
managed security services provider.