Wade Baker

Independent InfoSec consultant & Co-Founder, Cyentia Institute

Wade Baker is an independent consultant and co-founder of the Cyentia Institute, which is dedicated to improving cybersecurity decisions, practice, and products through data-driven research. Wade was formerly Vice President of Strategy and Analytics at ThreatConnect and, before that, Director of Cybersecurity Strategy and Research at Verizon. He had the great privilege of leading Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 8 years and also created the Vocabulary for Event Recording and Incident Sharing (VERIS) and the VERIS Community Database. Despite his industry-focused career, he’s never quite been able to kick the academic habit. His PhD work at Virginia Tech investigates techniques for measuring and modeling cybersecurity risk in supply chains. In his off time, he does his best to be a good dad to five awesome kids and a good husband to one incredible wife.

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