Tim Rains is Chief Security Advisor of Microsoft's Enterprise Cybersecurity Group where he helps Microsoft's enterprise customers with cybersecurity strategy and planning. Formerly, Tim was Director Cybersecurity & Cloud Strategy in Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, where he was responsible for managing marketing and corporate communications that span Microsoft's products and cloud services as they relate to security, privacy and reliability.
Tim has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the world including RSA conferences in the US and Europe, Cloud Security Alliance Congresses, NIST Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, ISACA's World Congress Insights, InfraGard Regional Conference, Security Education Conference Toronto (SECTor), TechEd, Evanta CIO Executive Summit, and many others. Tim is frequently interviewed and quoted in the press as a security industry expert, and has done international, national and local broadcast television and radio interviews on the BBC, as well as with media outlets in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Tim is a frequent contributor on several blogs including Microsoft's Cyber Trust Blog, Microsoft on the Issues, The Official Microsoft Blog, and the Microsoft Europe On the Issues blog.