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nDash Writer Profile for Leon Yen

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Seasoned Technology & Cybersecurity Writer

About Me

I'm a Silicon Valley technology professional with over two decades of experience at both startups and large enterprise software /cybersecurity giants, and almost everything in between. Having held both engineering/development and C-level roles, I know the tech playing field and its topics well: cybersecurity, IoT, DevOps, AI/ML, enterprise software, tech entrepreneurship, to name a few.

Allow me to draw from my deep experience in tech to craft insightful, meaningful and impactful content for your company or organization!

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My Writing Samples

The DevOps Toolchain

Learn about the DevOps tools that can make your life easier, what makes each one unique, and how they fit together to make your DevOps initiatives a success.

https://www.amazon.com/DevOps-Toolchain-Leon-Yen-ebook/dp/B0177KC2Q0

Is Employee Happiness Affecting Cybersecurity?

Is there any correlation between a company’s cyber risk profile and its CEO employee approval rating?

https://upguard.medium.com/is-employee-happiness-affecting-cybersecurity-a089af62e135

Continuous Security Testing and Monitoring for the Enterprise

Learn more about continuous security testing and monitoring and how it can help bolster your organization's security posture.

https://www.amazon.com/Continuous-Security-Testing-Monitoring-Enterprise-ebook/dp/B015T1QF0I

Tripwire vs. OSSEC

A technical article comparing two popular enterprise security solutions.

https://www.upguard.com/blog/tripwire-vs-ossec

Writing Lessons from Your Favorite Fictional Authors

Hone your work with help from the (fictional) greats.

https://www.scripted.com/writing/writing-lessons-favorite-fictional-authors

Market Opportunities Above and Below the Cloud

Analysis of existing and emerging NewSpace Market opportunities.

https://bigthink.com/above-the-clouds/market-opportunities-above-and-below-the-cloud

PCI DSS Compliance Without the Headache

A guide to PCI DSS for online retailers and vendors.

https://assets-global.website-files.com/5efc3ccdb72aaa7480ec8179/5f1e470acf1fb73ca30ad855_pci-dss-without-the-headache.pdf

ITIL® Guide to Cyber Resilience

A short primer on ITIL and how it can help firms achieve cyber resilience.

http://www.versacons.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/eBook_ITIL-guide-cyber-resilience-UpGuard.pdf

HIPAA Compliance Without The Headache

A pragmatic, easy-to-read guide to HIPAA compliance.

https://assets-global.website-files.com/5efc3ccdb72aaa7480ec8179/5f1e44576c621c894697cda8_eBook__HIPAA_Compliance.pdf

The Non-Technical Guide to Cyber Risk

A manual for understanding cyber risk for non-technical executives.

https://cybersail.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/UpGuard-The-Non-Technical-Guide-To-Cyber-Risk.pdf

Experience

Founder/CEO

Led the strategy and vision for the company's cybersecurity product and service offerings. Assembled and managed an elite team of cybersecurity professionals (e.g., pentesters, security analysts, writers), maritime/nautical consultants, and software engineers to build the world's first nautical resilience platform.

Company: Threatspan BV

I worked there from 11/2017 until 12/2020

Cybersecurity Writer

Performed competitive analyses and product evaluations Wrote and managed all public-facing articles and technical content Produced and hosted a popular cybersecurity-related podcast, The Gig Developed platform's support content, product tutorials, and video demonstrations

Company: UpGuard

I worked there from 2/2015 until 3/2017

Technology Writer

Wrote articles related to IT security, cloud computing, mobility, IoT, and other IT/technology topics Developed and edited white papers, marketing, and training materials for client and internal use

Company: Scripted.com

I worked there from 1/2014 until 2/2016

Chief Information Officer

Oversaw and managed product development, IT, and engineering Evangelism and technical marketing for the firm’s core products and offerings Managed the company’s global technical staff and resources Provided technical training and developed learning materials for technical staff and employees at large Contributed as a writer to company’s monthly industry-leading publication Thruster

Company: NewSpace Global

I worked there from 3/2012 until 4/2013

Cloud Computing Instructor

Developed curriculum for a new cloud computing course series Created teaching materials and led courses in Cloud Computing Fundamentals Provided guidance and advising to students related to instruction and assignments

Company: LearnComputer

I worked there from 1/2012 until 1/2015

Head of Web and Online Sales

Led overall online sales and marketing strategy Acted as principle designer for mobile user interfaces Built web-based solutions for product and user training Developed training materials, user guides, white papers, and other marketing collateral

Company: Sonim Technologies

I worked there from 9/2008 until 2/2010

Web Operations Manager

Managed day-to-day operations of corporate website, intranet, extranet, and web-based product distribution system Integrated and managed Salesforce.com CRM Created inbound/outbound marketing programs to include newsletters, press releases, product content, advertising, and web seminars

Company: SAP

I worked there from 8/2001 until 8/2008

Corporate Webmaster

Built and maintained the company's public web presence, intranet, and channel partners extranet. Built and managed e-commerce store for online software purchases Hardened servers and performed ongoing cybersecurity assessments of public-facing IT assets

Company: IBM / Internet Security Systems

I worked there from 11/2000 until 7/2001

Webmaster

Built Palm Computing's intranet, extranet, and partner portal Led the development of innovative web-based support resources Developed and managed the Palm.com support site

Company: Palm Computing, Inc.

I worked there from 9/1998 until 2/2000

Content I Write