Managing Director, Enterprise Architecture Research Group
Distinguished Research Director Jason Pappalexis has more than 17 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, including roles with leading antivirus and cloud-based security vendors, and security practitioner in both the private sector and with the US government.
His research at NSS Labs has focused on SSL, perimeter security, endpoint antivirus, breach detection, and systems management. Recent papers include web based encryption; an adaptive approach to security; the need to evolve incident response; the challenges of securing data in the cloud; and the complexities of feature consolidation. Recent presentations include an advanced technical session at RSA Security Conference in San Francisco, California in 2015 and at the ISOI conference in San Francisco, California in 2016.
Jason graduated with a master’s degree and honors in mechanical engineering, with a focus on computational fluid dynamics. He is a Certified In formation Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS).
Distinguished Research Director Thomas Skybakmoen worked for Gartner for more than 5 years, most recently as a Senior Research Analyst, writing research for thousands of clients in the IT industry and often speaking at Gartner conferences with press and customers — from C-level executives to enterprise architects — about the IT challenges enterprises face today, particularly around PaaS and SaaS.
Prior to NSS Labs, Thomas served as VP of Marketing & Product Strategy for Thru LLC. He also holds a degree in marketing from Norwegian School of Management, with additional course work at the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.