Stuart founded Upland Strategy Group, LLC, a security firm that serves as trusted advisor to clients on matters of security. His 25 years of security experience spans a diverse spectrum of law enforcement, venture backed startups and high growth multi-billion dollar financial services organizations. Stuart found his niche early in his career enabling critical infrastructure organizations to adopt Internet facing technologies securely. During his tenure in banking he created and led what is believed to be the first converged cyber/physical security program for a regional Texas bank. Always seeking a challenge Stuart has spent the last 10 years working as a CISO for cloud service providers building security programs and operations from the ground up. You can find him evangelizing security, silo hunting and helping technologists avoid getting steamrolled by the cloud.