Dean Turner

Director, Global Intelligence Network, Symantec

Dean Turner is the Director of the Global Intelligence Network where he manages Symantec’s Security Intelligence Group and designs go-to-market strategies for sensor and intelligence coverage in key regional and vertical markets. Turner also manages a team of engineers and researchers that develop security intelligence data feeds and coordinate research and analysis of threat data gathered from Symantec’s DeepSight Threat Management System, Managed Security Services, Business Intelligence Services and Symantec Security Technology and Response for use in various publications and briefings. Dean is also Symantec’s Canadian spokesperson for matters relating to Security Intelligence having done numerous print, radio and television interviews. Turner was one of the co-founders of SecurityFocus in 1999 and served as its Director of Operations and Content until the company’s acquisition by Symantec in 2002. Prior to forming SecurityFocus, Turner worked for Network Associates as their Competitive Analysis Manager for their security product line. Turner has a broad range of expertise from Operations and Network Security to Incident Analysis. He has spoken at various Defense and Security Conferences and maintains a research interest with the academic community on such issues as Information Warfare and Infrastructure Protection. Turner has a bachelor’s degree in political science and strategic studies from the University of Calgary, Canada and a master’s degree in security studies from the University of Hull, U.K..