John Watts works in Research Infrastructure Protection covering the Security Service Edge (SSE) components of SASE architectures such as secure web gateways (SWG), zero trust network access (ZTNA), and cloud access security brokers (CASB). John also covers network access control (NAC), Cyber Asset and Attack Surface Management (CAASM), web application and API protection (WAAP), and Zero Trust strategies and implementation advice.
Prior to this, Mr. Watts built a security engineering and operations team from scratch focused on preventative security controls. He designed security solutions including network segmentation, intrusion prevention systems, cloud-based proxy controls, firewalls, enterprise mobility management, data loss prevention, identity and access management systems including SAML and OAuth/OpenID Connect, client and server antivirus, PCI and SOX compliance controls, and cloud security (SaaS and IaaS).
Sr. Manager IT/Lead Enterprise Security Architect
Greenbrier and Russel
Security of Applications and Data
B.B.A., Information Systems and International Business, Cum Laude, Baylor University
1How can we secure network infrastructure?
2How can we provide secure web access?
3How can we govern the use of SaaS?
4How do we select and manage Cloud Access Security Brokers?
5How can we implement network based controls to secure cloud applications and workloads?