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Paul Hampton Paul Hampton | Cloud Security Expert, Thales

Paul spent over a decade working in the banking industry launching and securing online banking and early fintech initiatives. He joined SafeNet in 2011 (later acquired by Gemalto) and led the fast growing payment cryptography product business for eight years. Following the acquisition of Gemalto by Thales, Paul has taken on the management of Thales’ cloud cryptography services platform.

Businesses are increasingly confronted by the cost and complexity of protecting data across disparate IT infrastructure and hybrid cloud environments, a scenario made worse by a growing shortage of skilled security personnel. Paul can speak directly to these challenges, bringing broad cloud-related domain knowledge on topics such as cloud security and specific cloud service provider issues.  He also brings deep business level expertise on the role of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), in the context of these security challenges; he believes strongly that HSMs act as trust anchors that protect encryption and the cryptographic infrastructure of the most security-conscious organisations in the world, by securely managing, processing, and storing cryptographic keys. 

Paul is a highly capable and knowledgeable security practitioner with an excellent grasp on information security both as a technical and management discipline. He has over twenty years’ experience in the industry and hold a number of certifications including CISSP and CISM. Paul’s specialties include information security management, cryptography, software engineering and authentication. 

You can connect with Paul on LinkedIn.

The Hand of Amazon: How the financial industry must keep up
Paul Hampton March 24, 2021
The Hand of Amazon: How the financial industry must keep up

Originally published in… Read More

The Cloud Trust Paradox: Keeping Control of Data & Encryption Keys in the Cloud
Paul Hampton March 4, 2021
The Cloud Trust Paradox: Keeping Control of Data & Encryption Keys in the Cloud

Trust is a much-debated topic in cloud security. It is as important as privacy, security and compliance. With customers increasingly… Read More

The Future of Payments Security
Paul Hampton January 26, 2021
The Future of Payments Security

Criminals use a wide range of methods to commit fraud. The increasing trend of using mobile payments for in-store purchases (especially… Read More