Ben King is the Regional Chief Security Officer at Okta for EMEA & APAC. As Regional CSO, he leads security for the region, interacts regularly with customers and suppliers, and provides the operational interface to the global security function.
With over 20 years experience in technology, strategy and cyber security roles, Ben has worked in consulting services, spent 11 years at a major multinational bank based in Sydney and London, and was previously the regional security leader for Symantec before joining Okta. Ben has built a reputation for creating and leading high performing teams, having lived and worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney.
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