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Mr. Terry Ray

Mr. Terry Ray
SVP Strategy for Finance and Healthcare, and an Imperva Fellow Imperva Inc.



Terry Ray is the SVP Strategy for Finance and Healthcare and an Imperva Fellow for Imperva Inc. Uniquely, Finance and Healthcare have very strict regulations, steep fines, complex environments and highly valued data that attracts bad behavior. Terry applies his decades of security experience to these industries and their cyber security challenges. As a technology fellow, Terry supports all of Imperva’s business functions with his more than 2 decades of security industry experience and expertise. Previously he served as Imperva’s Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for developing and articulating the company’s technical vision and strategy, as well as, maintaining a deep knowledge of the Application and Data Security Solution and Threats Landscape. Earlier in his tenure at Imperva, he held the role of Chief Product Strategist where he consulted directly with Imperva’s strategic global customers on industry best practices, threat landscape, application and data security implementation and industry regulations.

He continues to operate as an executive sponsor to strategic customers who benefit from having a bridge between both company’s executive teams. He was the first U.S.-based employee, and during his 17 years at Imperva, he has worked hundreds of data security projects to meet the security requirements of customers and regulators from every industry.

Terry is a frequent speaker for RSA, Gartner, ISSA, OWASP, ISACA, IANS, CDM, NLIT, The American Petroleum Institute and other professional security and audit organizations in the Americas and abroad. Terry also provides expert commentary to the media and has been quoted in Security Week, SC Magazine, Forbes, CBS News, the BBC and others.


If You Can Answer These Questions, Your Data Security is Better Than Most


Most IT professionals perceive securing data as complex, but to many, it’s seems almost impossible, especially with the modernization and cloud transformative directions witnessed in organizations today. The rapid adoption of new and niche database vendors, yet the continued reliance on legacy data systems and the rush to take advantage of cloud capabilities, while retaining systems on premise, complicate the IT landscape and increase risk of exposure. This presentation will highlight the growing global data security, compliance and privacy challenges and offer questions you should ask of your organization to gauge organizational preparedness.