Shawn Waldman

CEO & Founder

As the CEO and Founder of Secure Cyber Defense, Shawn leads a dedicated team committed to safeguarding organizations across the entire spectrum of cybersecurity needs. From perimeter defense to secure network design, and vulnerability discovery to intrusion detection systems, Secure Cyber Defense offers comprehensive solutions tailored to meet the evolving challenges of today’s digital landscape.

With over two decades of experience in cybersecurity and information systems, Shawn brings a wealth of expertise to the table. He specializes in leading security teams to bridge the gap between technology and business objectives, empowering informed decision-making that protects assets from both internal and external threats. Secure Cyber Defense is driven by the mission of aligning cybersecurity strategy with consumer needs, ensuring that its solutions are not only effective in risk mitigation but also cost-efficient.

Beyond Secure Cyber Defense, Shawn has contributed significantly to the cybersecurity field. He dedicated five years to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information System compliance framework, developing a compliance training curriculum for agencies and vendors. His efforts in speaking, training, and writing on cyber issues are widely recognized, showcasing his dedication to making cybersecurity understandable to diverse audiences across multiple sectors.

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Speaking Topics

  • First 48 Hours After a Breach
  • Cybersecurity Roadmap
  • Cybersecurity Insurance


Shawn’s expertise in cybersecurity and his ability to take a difficult conversation and simply it for his audience make him an excellent speaker and teacher.

–  Nate