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Dr. Bryan Payne

Chief Informaton Security Officer

Bryan is BetterUp’s Chief Information Security Officer, overseeing all aspects of information security including product security, enterprise security, customer trust, compliance, and overall cyber risk management.

Dr. Payne has focused his entire career on computer security and data privacy, most recently at Netflix where he led the organization’s global scalable programs that covered product security for all software created at Netflix, fraud and abuse protections for all Netflix customers, infrastructure security, critical security software services, and security program management. Prior to that, Dr. Payne was Director of Security Research at Nebula, Inc., where he led a world-class team to build security into an enterprise private cloud product while also founding and leading the global security group for OpenStack. He has focused on computer security for his entire career, with experience on both offensive and defensive security projects for government, academia, and industry. He’s passionate about creating a more inclusive and welcoming security community as a mentor and coach. He also leads the steering committee for USENIX Enigma, a security conference focused on creating a healthy and diverse community.

Dr. Payne's graduate work focused on virtualization security. Bryan earned his PhD in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology and his CISO Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.