Executive Profile: Bob Carver from Verizon Wireless

Cyber Magazine looks at the life and career of Bob Carver, Principal Principal of Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence and Analytics, at Verizon Wireless.

Bob Carver is a Principal of Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence and Analytics at Verizon Wireless.

He initiated and implemented one of the largest botnet monitoring networks for an ISP in North America with over 130 million customers. He also started the first dedicated monitoring and incident response team from the ground up for the Verizon Wireless customer network and the supporting engineering network.

Bob has experience with risk management, security architecture projects – defining needs and requirements – people, processes and technology. He is a speaker, expert panelist, moderator and producer on cyber security and privacy issues, and presented executive workshops in the US and in Toronto on ‘Securing the Internet of Things’.

Bob holds an M.S. in Information Systems as well as CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certifications. He is a world-wide influencer on Twitter, LinkedIn for Cybersecurity, information security, IoT, privacy and other technology sectors, and has been recognised as A Top Infosec Influencer on LinkedIn.

Bob is largely passionate about all things cybersecurity. He recently posted a series of blogs on topics related to AI and modern tech. He said: “Given the complexity of modern attacks there is absolutely no way that human defenders can keep up with it, so we must have artificial intelligence capabilities in the technologies and solutions we’re providing.”

He is one of Twitter’s Top 10 Cybersecurity experts and has over 45.6k followers on the social media platform. 

About Verizon Wireless 

Verizon Communications was created on June 30, 2000 by Bell Atlantic Corp and GTE Corp in one of the largest mergers in US business history. GTE and Bell Atlantic evolved and grew through decades of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Today, Verizon Wireless is a global communications technology company delivering the promise of the digital world to millions of customers every day.

Bob’s role at Verizon is developing strategy in bringing Cyber Threat Intelligence to the next level, leveraging data analytics, machine learning and other data intelligence to enhance a Verizon-wide risk management program.

Bob also specialises in Threat Hunting that discovers unknown threats not found by traditional security monitoring or traditional threat intelligence solutions.


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