Ben Ridgway

Ben Ridgway (@b_ridg) started his career at NASA looking for vulnerabilities in spacecraft control systems. Following that, his work involved everything from pen testing high assurance CDS systems to building out Cyber Security Operations Centers. He was hired by Microsoft in 2011 and was a founding member of the Microsoft Azure Security Response Team. Over time, that scope has grown across multiple online service, cloud, and machine learning technologies. Today, he is the technical lead of the Microsoft Security Response Center’s government response and strategy team.