Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist and Advisory CISO of Thycotic

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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Chief Security Scientist and Advisory CISO of Thycotic
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Thycotic
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Joseph Carson is a frequent contributor to the cybersecurity community as an educator, professional and author.

Carson is regularly featured in the media contributing expert commentary and writing thousands of articles, in addition to releasing multiple research papers each year. He has been published and/or quoted in almost countless publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Dark Reading and CSO Magazine. Carson blogs frequently sharing best practices and lessons learned. His blogs and contributed articles have been some of the highest viewed on Forbes Tech Council and they gather wide recognition as a top source for knowledge.

One of Carson’s top achievements was his “Cyber Security for Dummies” book, which has gained global recognition for helping many companies bring people, processes and technology together to make the human a front-line defense in the protection against cyber-attacks. It has allowed companies to find a people-centric approach to cybersecurity and make a positive relationship between IT Security and the company employees.

“Cyber Security for Dummies” has over 20,000 readers around the world, spreading awareness for data security and proactive actions an individual can take to protect themselves at work and at home. Not only has his book traveled far, but so has Carson. He is on the road over 75% of his time: presenting at security conferences, government events, and at cybersecurity awareness days — making sure to spread his leadership experience globally. He is also No. 11 in the UK Top-25 most published cyber experts.

People are failing at cybersecurity because users are feeling hopeless. They are overwhelmed by too much information and the endless reports of breaches. Carson created a book that provides users with a quick and easy approach to understanding cybersecurity.

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-Carson's "Cyber Security for Dummies" has over 20,000 readers and has made a profound impact on spreading cybersecurity awareness globally.
-He is published far and wide for his ability to break down cybersecurity concepts, providing the information that users need to know in terms they can understand. This is a crucial contribution as the IT world continues to experience cyber fatigue.
-Carson has been chosen as a contributor by some of the biggest media organizations in the world, including (but not limited to) Forbes and USA Today.