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Ben Finke

Managing Partner
OnDefend

Ben Finke has over 15 years of experience in enterprise scale security programs. Ben has spent his career in multiple leadership roles in information security, including running a security practice for a managed services provider. In this role, Ben provided security consulting and day-to-day network defensive operations for a dozens of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to Software-as-a-Service providers to the US Air Force, where Ben served as a Communications Officer.

Ben also founded the assessment practice for several national service providers, delivering PCI QSA and other compliance audit services, as well as vulnerability management, network penetration testing, and web application security testing. Ben has also implemented threat management and security testing programs at over a dozen large organizations, developing solutions to provide a safe and resilient enterprise.

Ben is a principal consultant at OnDefend where he conducts security testing engagements, , teaches courses on security practices, and consults on security programs. Ben speaks regularly at public and industry events, and is the organizer of the BSides JAX information security conference.

Ben has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Florida State University and currently holds the CISSP and PCI Professional certifications, among others. Ben’s passions are to learn continuously, to share what he knows, and to build teams capable of amazing results.