Solomon (Sol) Cates

VP, Research and Technology, Thales

Sol Cates, VP of Research and Technology for cloud protection and licensing activity at Thales, has deep experience of the information security landscape. He credits constant curiosity, combined with an early interest in computers, for leading him into a career that now spans over 20 years in cybersecurity. Cates is focused on improving the understanding of today’s challenges, tomorrow’s hurdles, and developing solutions that address those problems. Over the years, Cates has gathered a wide set of experience and viewpoints—he has been a vendor, administrator, CISO, CTO, CIO, security analyst, developer and architect. He is a sought after speaker on subjects relating to cloud, Big Data encryption and emerging security technologies