Steve Benton

Steve Benton

VP, Anomali Threat Research

Steve Benton is the Vice President of Anomali Threat Research at Anomali. He is a highly experienced executive-level security expert. Prior to joining Anomali, he was BT’s Deputy CISO and, latterly, CSO for this global communications company. At BT, he was accountable for BT’s physical and cybersecurity - investment, posture, and response - globally (170 countries) and in the UK as part of the Critical National Infrastructure. He created and led the Protect BT Services and Operations organization - comprising 350 people across Intelligence, Offensive Security; Cyber Security Operations; Physical Security Operations; Investigations and Incidents; Strategy. During this time, Steve innovated proactive threat hunting and wide-ranging intelligence operations using BT’s ringside seat on their global and domestic networks, malware reverse engineering, honey nets/pots, MITRE ATT&CK TTPs, and a full range of OSINT to anticipate threats, track threat actors and their methods. Provided 24/7/365 Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover - SOC, CERT, Incidents, Investigations, Intelligence. Steve transformed the Intelligence capability at BT to source and develop high quality, actionable intelligence underpinned by Anomali to update security posture and disrupt threat actor activities at pace whilst driving the ‘democratization’ of threat intelligence for everyone. A regular speaker and panelist, Steve brings a wealth of strategic and frontline operational experience to these discussions and debates. Steve was educated at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in 1990 with First Class Honours in Information Technology. He is a CISSP, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security, and a member of the Cyber Defenders Council.


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