Matt Heff

Senior Manager of Sands Global Cybersecurity, Sands Corp.

  • Developing Synergy, Partnerships and Shifting the Cybersecurity Education Paradigm

Since 1998, Matt Heff has been stopping cyber criminals. In January 2016, he joined Sands Corp as their Senior Manager of Global Cybersecurity – responsible for training and developing their world-class cybersecurity team. This includes the Venetian and Palazzo Resorts in Las Vegas, in addition to other properties globally from Macau to Sigapore and now Pennsylvania. He trains and develops a variety of Sans Cybersecurity professionals including Cybersecurity Operations, Digital Forensics Investigations, Cyber Strategy, Governance & Risk, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Incident Response, Security Architects and Engineers. In addition, he develops and promotes cybersecurity awareness for 40,000+ team members worldwide. He has spoken at several conferences including the 2016 Department of Homeland Security Symposium on Counterintelligence-Insider Threats.

Prior to joining Sands Corp, Matt developed and facilitated corporate learning and development programs for TJ MAXX / Marshalls, Caesars Entertainment, and General Electric. Matt comes from a family of educators and trainers, growing up in a house where the family dinner conversations revolved around the best methods for teaching and educating students and adults. He is passionate about combining academia in partnership with corporate learning and development programs to ensure the next generation of cybersecurity warriors can successfully defeat the cyber criminals.