Brandon Baker is Tech Lead for Cloud Security at Google, where he is responsible for security strategy and technical direction for the Google Cloud Platform. Brandon started the Cloud Security team at Google in 2010, building core security features to protect Google's Cloud users and infrastructure from compromise. Since the discovery of Spectre/Meltdown in July 2017, Brandon has also worked to address CPU side-channel issues from the Cloud perspective.
Brandon has specialized in virtualization, operating system, cloud, and CPU security for over 20 years, at companies including Google, Microsoft, Digex, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Brandon has also contributed to Trusted Computing research, standards bodies, and developments across the industry. He currently resides in Redmond, WA and enjoys hiking and photographing the beautiful mountains and coasts of Washington state. Brandon holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.