Tal Melamed

Senior Director, Cloud Native Security Research, Contrast Security, Italy

Tal Melamed is an expert in Application and Serverless Security and OWASP Leader with over 15 years of experience enabling Serverless and Cloud-Native Technologies whilst keeping them secure and maintaining the highest standards.
Tal is also the co-founder of CloudEssence, a cloud-native Application Security company that was acquired by Contrast Security in 2020, where he leads the innovation center. Prior to CloudEssence, Tal headed the security research at Protego Labs, a Serverless security startup that was acquired by Check Point. Tal is committed to evangelising serverless and application security to the community by training hundreds of developers and security teams around the world, serving as an AWS Community builder, and teaching at the cybersecurity master's program at Quinnipiac University.

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