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Les Correia

Executive Director - Global Head of Application Security, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Les Correia leads the evangelization of Estée Lauder’s Application Security to support strategic initiatives in application modernization, DevSecOps, AI, Cryptography, and multi-cloud adoption. He wears many hats with a mission of protecting Estée Lauder’s critical assets from the risk of a security breach.

Before joining Estee Lauder, he held Senior/Advisory roles providing thought leadership at AT&T, Lucent, INS (now BT Professional services), Vis.align/Forté, Mannai, Digital, and numerous other organizations in the US, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Brazil, and India.

Previous roles have encompassed security-related Advisory/Consulting, Architecture, Engineering, Design, Audit, Governance, and Operational Support. His experience through the years also covered Systems analysis, Programming, Systems/Network integration, Project/engagement support, IT Strategy assessments, Service/Methodology development, Security practice startup, and Business to Technical alignment reviews.

He is regularly invited to speak at various security conferences as a thought leader, has written several security papers, and contributed to and authored several security books.