Sebastian Goodwin

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Sebastian Goodwin is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. Goodwin is head of cybersecurity at Nutanix. In this role, he is responsible for security, compliance, and technology risk management. He joined Nutanix after serving as head of product marketing for endpoint security at Palo Alto Networks. Prior to that, Goodwin was CISO for a large multinational company and spent 10 years in consulting roles with IBM Business Consulting Services and several boutique firms.

Goodwin is a recognized cybersecurity industry leader and the author of two books on Windows Server security as well as co-author of the Security+ certification exam. He has taught numerous courses on security and technology and has served as an advisor to successful cybersecurity start-ups. He holds a BS in applied economics from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the moral implications of AI in cybersecurity, organizational behavior and executive leadership impacts on cybersecurity, quantified risk decision models, and security in the hybrid cloud.