Les Correia leads the evangelization of Estee 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. He serves on the Rutgers University ,Pace University, and VCs CyberSecurity Advisory Boards.He continues to broaden his knowledge pursuing forums, exhaustive certifications, professional development, and training in the field, including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CBCP, CIPP, CIPP/C, CDPSE, GCFA, GLEG, NSA-IAM/IEM, CCSK, CSWAE, CEH, COBIT, ITIL Expert, Six Sigma Green belt, PMP, etc.
He holds an MSc in CyberSecurity from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. He also has several advanced credits/Graduate certificates - MBA essentials, Law of Data Security & Investigations, CyberSecurity, Telecommunications, and Software Development.
He participates in various Security Hacker/Law Enforcement/User forums during his free time while also enjoying piloting small aircraft, motor racing, and mountain climbing. He serves as a Communications Officer with US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 014-12-07 (Air Station Republic).