Speaker Bio

As senior director of incident management at Walmart, Jason is responsible for the company’s data assurance, cyber intelligence, security operations, incident response, and cyber hunt across a global network that includes more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites, 275 million weekly customers and members, and a workforce of over 2.2 million associates.

Jason’s previous role was at financial services where he served as the director of security operations and was responsible for all aspects of a top 50 world ranked MSSP including incident response, threat intelligence, penetration testing, and multiple geographically dispersed security operation centers.

Jason holds multiple industry certifications, has spoken at numerous conferences, and has been quoted in various national media outlets regarding his thoughts on information security.


Purple Team at Scale

12:55 – 1:25 p.m. CDT

In this session, Jason O'Dell, director of incident response and hunt at Walmart, will explain what the world’s largest retailer has learned about purple teaming at scale and how it can be used to improve the overall security posture of an organization.

This session will cover:

  • How red and blue teams can improve collaboration forming a true purple approach.
  • Specifics on how to implement periodic purple teaming campaigns in your organization.
  • How an effective purple team helps make both your red and blue teams more effective.