Hugh Thompson is Chief Technology Officer at Symantec and a leading force in the information security industry. He has co-authored four books and written more than 80 academic and industrial publications on security. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Coat where he led teams of researchers and architects and was also responsible for aspects of marketing. He previously sat on the editorial board of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine, and served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in New York for many years. Thompson holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology.