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Ulf T Mattsson
Ulf T Mattsson

Ulf T Mattsson

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Protegrity

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Working Life Management:
I have a wonderful family and a very exciting work. Our home is close to my office.
Job Profile:
Ulf is the chief technology officer of Protegrity, a leader in enterprise data security management, where he created the innovative architecture of the Protegrity Data Security Platform. He is commonly considered one of the founding fathers of tokenization and has been advising the industry’s top analysts and stakeholders including PCI Security Standards Council, ISACA and Visa as they navigate the role of tokenization in payments security. Ulf is the inventor of more than 20 patents in the areas of encryption key management, policy driven data encryption, internal threat protection, data usage control and intrusion prevention. He also is a research member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG 11.3 Data and Application Security, ANSI X9, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Growth Strategy:
I work in a great and expanding international team with innovation, leading edge technology and many external contacts.
Other Thoughts:
People from different countries are bring exciting new perspective to our projects.
Plans For The Future:
Inventing new ways to make information technology more secure.
Family Background
Wife and two kids, all from Sweden.
Advice For New Professionals:
Never give up, even if people say "no" or "impossible".
The Journey So Far:
Prior to joining Protegrity, Ulf spent 20 years with IBM working in software development as a consulting resource to IBM’s research organization, specializing in the areas of IT architecture and IT security. He received a master's degree in physics from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, and degrees in electrical engineering and finance.
Done Differently:
Starting to work internationally at an earlier point.
Prized Accomplishment(s):
Changing the way people think about IT Security.
Contribution to the field
Innovations that are changing the way people look at information security.
The Decisions That Matter
Selecting IT and Security. Working at IBM and then a start-up.
Required Reading:
Google Alerts, twitter, www.protegrity.com and www.ulfmattsson.com .
Role Model:
Steve Jobs (Apple) and Bruce Schneier (BT, Counterpane) brought new perspectives that changed our lives.
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