Taylor Hanson is the CEO and Founder of Eden Data, a cybersecurity firm that focuses on the next generation of businesses that are ready to build security and privacy into their DNA, from their culture and technologies to their entire operating processes. Taylor and his team build world-class security programs for organizations that not only want to embrace cybersecurity but want to realize the benefits of putting data privacy first, from brand recognition to customer loyalty, while realizing substantial ROI. Hanson’s keen understanding of cybersecurity and compliance as it relates to the next generation of companies, who are predominantly de-centralized and cloud-centric, assists in building cybersecurity programs that work for them.
Eden Data is on a mission to break the outdated mold of traditional consulting in the cybersecurity space. Hanson started his career at Deloitte where he advised Fortune 500 companies on compliance and security tactics. From there, he took a role as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a local firm where he was not only responsible for building an entire security program from the ground up, but was also one of the youngest executive-level security officers in the industry. He currently serves as the security thought leader for multiple organizations globally, managing his professional and personal brand through two founded companies: Eden Data and Millennial CISO, and additionally as CompTIA’s first-ever Cybersecurity Advisory Council on the Board.