Stephen is the Global Lead of the Red Team, at Avast. He joined Avast in November 2020 and is responsible for leading a team that undertakes penetration testing on software systems to identify vulnerabilities and facilitate the development of secure infrastructures against potential threats. Stephen is a security professional with 19 years of security industry experience across multiple business sectors including finance and telecommunications. Prior to working at Avast, he was Technical Customer Success Manager at software and IT firm Micro Focus where he worked with the top 50 ASX listed Australian financial and telecommunications companies as well as federal government departments in Canberra to implement cybersecurity monitoring and application security programs. Before that, Stephen held the deputy CISO/Ethical Hacker role at Dutch telecommunications company KPN. Earlier, he held security consultant positions in the telecommunications and IT space, including at Verizon Business.