John Savarese, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

John Savarese

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor

Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

John Savarese is the Senior Cybersecurity Advisor for the UL Life Safety and Security organization, working closely with LSS customers to help advise and integrate cybersecurity into all product development and operations lifecycle functions.

Prior to joining UL, John was a Security Strategist at a major ICS Manufacturer. As a strategist, John partnered with each internal business unit to help align all aspects of security (people, process & technology) with internal and external (e.g. ISO, IEC 62443) best practices and procedures.

John was also the Product Director for AT&T’s Managed Security Services (MSS) portfolio, focusing on the service commercialization of AT&T’s proprietary intelligence and threat monitoring engines, including SIEM and flow analysis. He successfully accomplished this task by leveraging network intelligence and AT&T Labs research to provide advanced security offers. In prior assignments with AT&T John held a variety of sales, operations, engineering and other leadership roles, and was awarded the prestigious Management Leader’s award on three separate occasions.

John has a BS and Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the City University of New York where John also served as an Adjunct Professor. He is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) since 2004, and is a member of the NJ ISSA and Infraguard organizations. John is active in charity work and fundraising for the Knights of Columbus and lives with his wife and two daughters in Chatham, NJ.


IoT Cybersecurity – How to Validate the Security of Connected Products

Wednesday, June 6th
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