Sergej Epp serves as Chief Security Officer, Central Europe, for Palo Alto Networks. In this role, he develops regional cybersecurity strategy and is overseeing cybersecurity operations and threat intelligence across the region. His functional specialties include cyber defense operations, cyber risk management and transformation management. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent over a decade in a variety of cybersecurity and investigation roles at a Fortune 50 financial institution. He also founded and led the first group-wide cyber defense center and established threat intelligence-led capabilities and enterprise-wide programs around Security Awareness, Active Defense and Big Data analytics. Sergej is a passionate advocate for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. He participates regularly as a speaker at conferences, teaches cybersecurity to graduates and is an advisor to multiple start-ups.