Wade Baker, Ph.D.
In addition to my role with the Cyentia Institute, I’m a professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Business for the MBA and Master of IT programs. I’m also very proud to serve on the Advisory Boards of the RSA Conference and FAIR Institute. I love learning from cybersecurity data and sharing my research and findings to help others learn as well - whether that’s in the classroom, boardroom, or anywhere in between. Prior to founding Cyentia, I was the VP of Strategy and Analytics at ThreatConnect and before that had the great fortune of leading Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report team for a number of years.
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I’m a security data scientist with a deep-seated passion for using data to improve cybersecurity decisions, practice, and products. I enjoy digging into data to find the insight and knowledge to tackle hard problems and do amazing things for my company, customers, and the community at large. Though I’ve taken on many projects, I’m best known for my contributions to Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report series and my book "Data-Driven Security: Analysis, Visualization and Dashboards." I am a founding member of the Society of Information Risk Analysts, and remain an active proponent of improving how we measure and manage risk.