Founder and CEO
Sam Pickles is Founder and Chief Technology Officer at RedShield, the only Active Web Application Security solution that combines shielding software with industry-leading services to fortify applications as they are developed, used, and maintained. Over 23 years working in the security field, Sam has consulted to clients globally within government, finance, and many other industry sectors across US, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific territories, built some of the world’s largest web application firewall gateways, and been awarded multiple patents. At RedShield Sam has built high performing teams that have delivered innovative, disruptive cyber security products and services, propelling the company to rapid growth and many industry awards.
A graduate of Stanford, Oxford and Otago Universities, Sam is a frequent presenter at security and technology conferences such as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Innovation Showcase, AusCERT, OWASP, ISIG, and 31con and is a regular guest on TV and podcasts such as AT&T, TAG Cyber, CIO Live, and TV3 Newshub.