Chris Bailey, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Entrust’s certification authority – an industry pioneer and global leader in identity-based digital security. Bailey joined Entrust following its acquisition of Trend Micro SSL where he served as General Manager. Prior to that, Bailey was the CEO and co-founder of the certification authority AffirmTrust, which was acquired by Trend Micro in 2011, and as co-founder and CTO of GeoTrust, a major global certification authority that was acquired by VeriSign in 2006.
Having served in the industry since 1998, Bailey is a current and founding member of industry standard groups the CA/B Forum and the CA Security Council where he continues to actively promote industry best practices and education.
Bailey is a co-creator of Extended Validation Certificates and Domain Validated Certificates used in TLS/SSL connections – the primary method for securing web transactions.
Bailey holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Goizueta Business School, Emory University and a BS Finance, Insurance and Economic Security from the University of South Carolina.