Derek is a network security engineer/architect with 15 years of experience within Information Technology. His career first started with cable MSO’s, working in a variety of roles ranging from technical support to network architecture. He has spent the last 3 years focused on abstracted computing and software-defined networking, using a variety of new technologies to enhance security and automation within next generation networks. As a Senior Security Architect at Atlassian, he is responsible for product security for Atlassian’s cloud services. His charter is to develop and execute programs to improve security across Atlassian's global footprint as well as developing new security methodologies and architectures.
In his spare time, Derek enjoys distance running, Asian cooking, and micro-brewing beer.