Speakers Bureau

Representatives from the WatchGuard Speakers Bureau are available to speak at your network security-related event. Each is a noted security professional with many years of experience in explaining technical concepts with clear, compelling language that audiences can relate to.

To schedule a WatchGuard expert for your event, email martha.simpson@watchguard.com.


Topics of Expertise

  • Malware trends
  • Battling botnets
  • Training non-technical users on security
  • Firewalls, UTM, and XTM



Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer

Corey Nachreiner has been with WatchGuard since 1999 and has since written more than a thousand concise security alerts and easily-understood educational articles for WatchGuard users. His security training videos have generated hundreds of letters of praise from thankful customers and accumulated more than 100,000 views on YouTube and Google Video. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Corey speaks internationally and is often quoted by other online sources, including C|NET, eWeek, and Slashdot. Corey enjoys "modding" any technical gizmo he can get his hands on, and considers himself a hacker in the old sense of the word.

Brendan Patterson, Director of Product Management

Brendan Patterson is a Director of Product Management at WatchGuard Technologies, with responsibility for the Fireware operating system and security services. Brendan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 15 years of experience in security and networking technologies. Prior to WatchGuard, Brendan was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at The PowerTech Group, a leader in enterprise security solutions for IBM mid-range servers. He previously held product management positions at GoAhead Software, a leading provider of High Availability and Management middleware, and Webforia, an Internet portal company. Brendan has a master's degree in the Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the National University of Ireland.



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