About Scott

Scott Carlson is a highly skilled and experienced Information Security advisor with 30 years of experience, adept at identifying risks and developing solutions. He enjoys cracking difficult problems and seeking out hidden solutions that deliver the most secure data management. Scott is a complexity simplifier, translating the technological jargon associated with Information Security into “human speak” so that all team members and leadership are confident in decisions. He loves to tackle challenges and is not daunted by hard situations or an accelerated timeline. His goal is to improve information security for businesses—full stop. He often says that he is SaaS, or “Scott as a Service.” Scott has found that a key to his success is earning the trust and loyalty of his clients through strong interpersonal connections

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How Scott Has Helped Optimize Business Performance

  • Strategize emerging technology solutions – Led the corporate technology strategy, including emerging technologies, for an information security company that touches over 500 million users a day. Accountable for expanding services through a cryptographic audit, product creation, customer relationships and business development. Successfully headed the business growth from $500K to $10M in three years as a blockchain specialist.
  • Blockchain expert – As CISO, was responsible for all aspects of information security for a blockchain-based framework and exchange company. Developed supply chain solutions including blockchain offerings, SaaS and cloud implementations, crypto wallet and adhered to global compliance.
  • Directed global security strategy – Spearheaded the data analytics department for an industry-leading multinational digital wallet company, including overseeing its separation from its parent company. Accountable for the analysis, creation and execution of security infrastructure for worldwide data centers.
  • Directed security tool implementation – Was the central point of contact for all security structures and management for a multinational financial and investment baking company. Analyzed vulnerabilities and recommended solutions and tools. Managed a $20M security and operations budget, getting buy-in from leadership for spend. Proactivity developed security roadmaps that looked ahead to potential issues and recommended possible solutions.
  • Technical fellow and public speaker – Delivered strategic presentations to the worldwide community which provided executive and architecture level guidance. Act as a thought leader and evangelist to build strategic relationships on behalf of the client.

Technology Leadership Experience

  • Director; Head of Blockchain, Central Architect; Kudelski Group, Phoenix, AZ
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO); Sweetbridge, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
  • Technical Fellow, Executive Security Strategy; BeyondTrust Software, Phoenix, AZ
  • Director – Security Strategy & Integration; PayPal, Phoenix, AZ
  • Principal Architect, Security & Strategy; Apollo Group, Phoenix, AZ
  • Technical Director – Security, Availability; Charles Schwab, Phoenix, AZ

Clients and Companies Served

  • Kudelski Group
  • Sweetbridge, Inc.
  • BeyondTrust Software
  • PayPal
  • Apollo Group
  • Charles Schwab
  • Carnal Security
  • Cargill North Star Steel
  • National Security Agency


B.S. – Computer Science, Moorhead State University

CISSP #82707 – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

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Industry Experience

  • Financial
  • Education
  • Identity Management
  • Blockchain
  • Banking


  • Information Security
  • Compliance
  • Systems Architecture
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Data Center Strategy
  • Web3
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Encryption
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Cryptographic Solutions

Notable Speaking Engagements

  • ISportConnect London, 2022
  • Solana Hacker House London, 2022
  • Solana Breakpoint, 2021
  • ISC2, CSA, Infragard 2019-2021
  • Blackhat 2019, 2020
  • Defcon 2021
  • Eth Denver, 2018
  • RSA Security Conference 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 APAC
  • ISC2 Conference APAC 2018
  • Global Blockchain Summit 2018
  • Gartner IAM 2015 USA, 2016 USA, 2016 EMEA, 2016 Australia, 2017 USA, 2018 Dubai
  • Philippines Information Security Officers Group (ISOG) 2016, 2017
  • Arizona Technology Forum 2014, 2019
  • OpenStack Summit 2013, 2014
  • Interop Las Vegas 2014
  • VMWorld – 2013

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