Justin Somaini, CSO at SAP, heads the SAP global security unit in the board area of products and innovation. With more than 17 years of information security experience, he is responsible for SAP's overall security strategy, ensuring that SAP and our customers have a consistent and convenient security experience and establishing SAP as a recognized and trusted leader in the industry. In his role, Justin develops, implements and manages SAP's overall policies, standards and guidelines in accordance with the SAP security strategy as well as ongoing SAP security initiatives to meet the emerging international IT and cybersecurity environments and data protection and privacy laws worldwide.
Before joining SAP in 2015, Justin was chief trust officer at Box, the world's leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration. Prior to Box, Justin held the role of chief information security officer (CISO) at Yahoo, driving security planning and operations for the company. Prior to Yahoo, he was CISO of Symantec. He developed the company's information security enterprise risk management process, worked cross-functionally to manage critical incidents to resolution, and drove implementation of controls for both a significant threat environment and regulatory needs. In addition to his roles at Yahoo and Symantec, Justin was director of information security at Verisign and an advisor to Qualys, Palo Alto Networks, Sentinel Labs, SourceClear, Solve Media and others.
Justin holds a bachelor's of science degree in management information systems from Drexel University, Philadelphia.