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Paul Sems

Managing Director of Remediation Services

EXPERIENCE
Before joining TrustedSec, Paul Sems excelled at leading organizations in technology and executive leadership roles. He is a lifelong hacker with extensive experience assisting a wide range of organizations in meeting technology and security challenges. 

Paul was the senior executive responsible for IT at Vitamix, a manufacturer and marketer of high-end blending products for both the foodservice industry and the consumer market. While at Vitamix, Paul built a world-class IT organization to support a half-billion dollar global enterprise. He initiated and managed the implementation of multiple business solutions that have been the foundation for significant growth and stability within the organization. Under his leadership, the organization selected, implemented, and supported solutions that proved to be a significant business enabler, supporting the massive growth that Vitamix experienced during his 10-year tenure.

At TrustedSec, Paul built and currently leads the Remediation Services team, which focuses on hardening environments before security incidents happen and helping firms remediate issues after a real or simulated breach. The team is focused on providing pragmatic solutions that improve clients' security postures.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Throughout this career, Paul has held other roles, including business owner, CTO, COO, network engineer, and product development engineer. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The University of Akron. He is an inventor of U.S. Patent US20160220973A1.

Featured Blogs And Resources

Discover the blogs, analysis, webinars, and podcasts by this team member.

Webinars February 15 2023

Securing Cloud Native Applications With DevSecOps

Join Managing Director of Remediation Services Paul Sems and DevSecOps Security Consultant Mitch Parish as they discuss the challenges and identify solutions…

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Webinars June 07 2023

Insecure by Default: The Hidden Complexities of Cloud Security

Join experts from our Cloud Security and Hardening teams to gain practical insights for how to enhance your own cloud security posture.

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Webinars August 23 2023

A More Efficient Attack Path Effectiveness Assessment

Join Director of Advisory Innovations Rockie Brockway as he discusses the history of this unique offering and learn about how the evolution of this tool has…

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News September 21 2023

Oklahoma's News 4 - Edmond man receives scary threatening phone call scam

Managing Director of Remediation Services Paul Sems spoke to Oklahoma's News 4 about the recent uptick in threatening voice cloning scams and ways you can…

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Webinars January 19 2022

Defending Backups Against Ransomware

Join Security Consultant Mike Owens and Remediation Director Paul Sems who will discuss how ransomware attackers are going after backups, identify common…

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Blog July 11 2024

dirDevil: Hiding Code and Content Within Folder Structures

Welcome back to another round of "Hiding in Plain Sight," exploring weird places to stash data or payloads. In our last edition, we explored an easy method of…

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Blog July 09 2024

HackingDave’s Rule of Five

Buckle up! This is a different type of blog that isn’t our normally scheduled technical prowess or superhuman talents we have here at TrustedSec. Each month, I…

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Blog July 02 2024

The Dangers of Transition Mode

With the introduction of WPA3, it is becoming increasingly difficult to successfully exploit a wireless network. One of the main enhancements introduced in…

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Blog June 25 2024

Playing Games with PCI Compliance Deadlines

The new version 4.0 of the PCI DSS standard that applies to organizations that handle payment cards is now mandatory as of April 01, 2024. As a QSA, I’ve heard…

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Blog June 20 2024

Let’s Clone a Cloner...To Meet My Needs

It was my second Physical Penetration Test here at TrustedSec and I was paired with colleague Paul Burkeland. After arriving at the hotel, Paul stated that he…

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