Joseph Carson, Thycotic

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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Chief Security Scientist
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Thycotic
Company size (employees)500 to 999
CountryUnited States
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Joseph Carson is a frequent contributor to the cybersecurity community as an educator, professional speaker, 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 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 is his “Cyber Security for Dummies” book. This book 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 build a positive relationship between IT Security and 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.

People often struggle with cybersecurity as the amount of information provided can be overwhelming. Carson created a book that provides users with a quick and easy approach to understanding cyber security.

You can find the book at this link:

In 2020, Carson also expanded his educational initiatives, becoming a co-host of Thycotic and Cybrary’s brand new bi-weekly podcast 401 Access Denied, along with Michael Gruen. This podcast provides listeners with authorized access to real-life stories and advice from leading cybersecurity experts, best practices for navigating security challenges and so much more. This podcast is helping organizations to keep up to date with the latest emerging threats and inspiring the


1. Carson is No. 11 in the UK Top-25 most published cyber experts. His blogs and contributed articles have been some of the highest viewed on Forbes Tech Council among other sites.

2. Authored a book that simplifies cybersecurity which has helped organizations around the world implement better security strategies and initiatives.

3. Carson not only helps organizations, but also the general public, in becoming more cyber aware.