Samantha Humphries

Sam has over 21 years of experience in cyber security, and during this time has held a plethora of titles, one of her favourite titles being Global Threat Response Manager, which definitely sounds more glamorous than it was in reality.

Sam has defined strategy for multiple security products and technologies, helped hundreds of organisations of all shapes, sizes, and geographies recover and learn from cyberattacks, and trained anyone who’ll listen on security concepts and solutions. In her current regeneration she heads up marketing and security strategy for Exabeam in EMEA.
Her life in tech started much earlier, at age 6, when she had twice as many computers than her school (a ZX Spectrum 48K and a BBC Master), and was conned into QAing educational games on 5¼ inch floppy disks by her mother.

She authors articles for various security publications, speaks frequently at industry events, and enjoys mentoring new practitioners and speakers. Sam also volunteers at community events, including BSides, The Diana Initiative, and Defcon Blue Team Village.