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Nate Lee: Building a GenAI Security App for Fun (and No Profit) | 22

Cloud Ace • 2023-12-11

Nate Lee, CISO at Tradeshift, talks about creating cloud security capabilities, working with engineering, and how he built a GenAI security question answering bot.

About Nate:

Nate is currently CISO at Tradeshift, a B2B SaaS platform where he built the security program that has secured over $1 trillion in global business transactions. Previous to that, he led various technical teams including the company’s Platform Operations, Site Reliability Engineering and Corporate IT functions.

He got his start as an engineer doing consulting, building systems and networks before joining Target Corporation. At Target, he built and secured systems that ensure the smooth flow of goods at one of the largest retailers in the country.

In 2010, after relocating to the Bay Area, Nate joined the videoconferencing startup Fuze (later acquired by 8x8) as a Senior Architect before swiftly expanding his purview and leading the operations, security and escalated support teams.

Like most in tech, he’s currently spending an inordinate amount of time digging into AI and the practical implications it has to businesses, focusing on building secure-by-default systems and driving internal efficiencies.


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