Tal Melamed

With more than 15 years’ experience in Application and Serverless Security, Tal recently co-founded CloudEssence, a cloud-native Application Security company that was acquired by Contrast Security in 2020, where he now leads the new innovation centre in Israel. Previous to CloudEssence, Tal headed the security research at Protego Labs, a Serverless security startup that was acquired by Check Point. To follow his moto “security through education” ,Tal trains hundreds of developers and security teams around the world while also serving as an AWS Community builder, an Open-Source projects leader and a professor at the cybersecurity master’s program at Quinnipiac University.