Tom Croll is a former Gartner analyst and co-author of the original research on cloud native application protection platforms (CNAPP), defining the requirements for effective application security in public cloud. With over 20 years of industry experience, he was also one of the earliest pioneers of DevSecOps methodologies. His current expertise and skills center on advising in cloud application and infrastructure security (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), security service edge (SSE) and secure access service edge (SASE), with deep knowledge of the SaaS security posture management (SSPM) market. In previous positions, he worked as a lead cloud security architect for multiple financial and government organizations, including most recently the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority. Tom has led agile development teams to develop cloud security best practices across multiple industry sectors. He is a consultant for Tenable.