Joan Pepin



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As CSO, Joan is responsible for the holistic security and compliance of Auth0's platform, products, and corporate environment. She brings 20 years of experience to the role, with a career that has spanned a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, defense, ISPs, and MSSPs.

Previously, Joan served as Business Information Security Officer (BISO) at Nike, Inc, CISO, and VP of Security at Sumo Logic, and held different positions at Guardent/Verisign/Secureworks organization. Joan holds a patent for developing the methodology to assess whether a communication contains an attack.

She is also is a well-recognized thought leader and has spoken at major events, such as RSA, WhiteHat Security Summit, and Forrester Security Summit, and is frequently called upon for her expertise and commentary in Cloud Security and Compliance in large-scale and DevOps/CI environments.



  1. Joan Pepin is a change agent, inventor, and most importantly, an influential security leader who has a legacy of success and impact. She holds a patent for developing methodology to assess whether a communication contains an attack. In addition to her technology expertise throughout her 20+ year career, she serves as a role model, mentor, and advocate for women in technology and is dedicated to reconstructing the notion that women should only work within their bounds, and encourages them to reach higher and challenge the status quo. As part of her commitment toward women in technology, she actively supports, advises, and works alongside women in the cybersecurity industry including participating in organizations, like Women Who Code and Women in InfoSec. Joan was also recently honored with the Portland Business Journal Women of Influence Award and Aragon Research Inc. Innovation and Women in Technology Awards.

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