Dan Timpson was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in January 2015 after serving as DigiCert’s VP of Technology for two years. As CTO, Timpson is responsible for DigiCert’s technology strategy and plays a key role in leading the security industry by driving new initiatives. At DigiCert, Timpson’s team is constantly working to simplify certificate management for DigiCert customers and strengthen the security of DigiCert’s products against evolving threats. Additionally, Timpson contributes strategic oversight and program management to DigiCert’s products and features.
Prior to joining DigiCert, Timpson worked for Microsoft Corporation, where he managed a Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team to evaluate the security of Microsoft software. Before that, Timpson managed a team at Novell that tested identity and access management systems and their underlying PKI framework. Timpson has a BS in Computer Science & Information Technology and an MBA from Westminster College.
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