Patrick Sullivan

Senior Director of Global Security and Strategy
Akamai Technology, Inc

Patrick is Akamai’s Senior Director of Global Security Strategy. In his 13 years at Akamai, Patrick has held a number of leadership positions including leading the Enterprise Security Architect team. Patrick and his team work with customers when they come under attack and design security Wednesday, May 1 Sessions architectures to protect them from threats. In the course of helping to fend off so many attacks, he has gained unique visibility into attacks targeting many of the top enterprises. With his unique ability to see security issues as a critical component of a client’s business strategy, Patrick often speaks at security events and with clients around the world. Patrick holds a variety of security certifications including CISSP, GSLC, GCIH, and GWAPT. Patrick holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech, a graduate degree from George Mason University, and a graduate certificate from Stanford University. Prior to joining Akamai, Patrick held various leadership positions at DISA, AT&T, Savvis, and Cable and Wireless.


One key aspect of digital transformation for many organizations has been the evolution and rise of the remote user. Application access from any device anywhere has become an imperative for success, but with transformation comes challenges with attack surface and network vulnerability. Adopting a zero trust model is key to combat cybercriminals who are probing security perimeters and enterprise resources for vulnerabilities with a distinct purpose. Application access and identity is one of the key areas. During this presentation, Patrick will share steps you can take to protect your network against breaches by evolving access policies and solutions.