Mr. Paul Hampton

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Mr. Paul Hampton

Senior Product Manager Cloud Protection & Licensing (CPL)


Paul spent over a decade working in the banking industry launching and securing online banking and early fintech initiatives. He joined SafeNet in 2011 (later acquired by Gemalto) and led the fast growing payment cryptography product business for eight years. After Thales’ acquisition of Gemalto Paul was chosen to manage Thales’s cloud cryptography services platform.

Businesses are increasingly confronted by the cost and complexity of protecting data across disparate IT infrastructure and hybrid cloud environments, a scenario made worse by a growing shortage of skilled security personnel. Paul can speak directly to these challenges, bringing broad cloud-related domain knowledge on topics such as cloud security and specific cloud service provider issues.  He also brings deep business level expertise on the role of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), in the context of these security challenges; he believes strongly that HSMs act as trust anchors that protect encryption and the cryptographic infrastructure of the most security-conscious organisations in the world, by securely managing, processing, and storing cryptographic keys.

Paul is a highly capable and knowledgeable security practitioner with an excellent grasp on information security both as a technical and management discipline. He has over twenty years’ experience in the industry and hold a number of certifications including CISSP and CISM. Paul’s specialties include information security management, cryptography, software engineering and authentication.