Bryan D. Payne

Los Altos, California

Computer security has been my passion ever since I discovered computers. Over the years I have worked on both offensive and defensive security projects for government, academia, and industry. As a result, I can often bring unique perspectives to modern security issues. I enjoy giving talks about computer security, publishing peer-reviewed security research, and contributing to open source software projects.

As my career developed I've found great joy in working to help evolve the computer security community to be more welcoming and inclusive. Through this lens I have worked with the USENIX Enigma conference for years to reimagine what a security conference should look like. Similarly, I built Netflix's award winning and impactful security engineering organization on the belief that we could better enable the business and reduce risk as a partner to other engineering teams, rather than a gatekeeper.