Tim Brown joined SolarWinds® in 2017 as Vice President of Security and is now the CISO, overseeing internal IT security, product security, and security strategy. After the SUNBURST attack in December 2020, Tim led the response and remediation efforts. Tim has spoken to thousands of customers and has been instrumental in remediation support and services. He has worked closely with SolarWinds® CEO in designing the future state of security and the “Secure by Design” philosophy. This new philosophy on software design – which sets a precedent for responses to future cyberattacks.
As a former Dell Fellow and CTO, Tim deeply understands the challenges and aspirations of the person responsible for driving digital innovation and change. Tim has over 25 years of experience, and his trusted advisor status has taken him from meeting with members of Congress and the Senate to the Situation Room in the White House. He’s also an avid inventor and holds 18 issued patents on security-related topics.