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Paul Sems

Managing Director of Remediation Services

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.

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 May 23 2024

Assumed Breach: The Evolution of Offensive Security Testing

The goal of this post is singular: inform you (innocent reader, client, or competitor) about how we at TrustedSec are attempting to meet specific industry…

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Blog May 16 2024

JS-Tap Mark II: Now with C2 Shenanigans

JS-Tap is a tool intended to help red teams attack web applications. I recently blogged about the data collection capabilities in JS-Tap version 1.0, and data…

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Blog May 14 2024

Introducing Meta-Detector

In this blog post, I’m going to discuss a new Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) tool I created to assist with collecting information about target organizations…

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Blog May 09 2024

Most Reported Web Findings of 2023

I reviewed the findings from the application and API assessments that the TrustedSec Software Security Team conducted during 2023 to see what issues we were…

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Blog May 02 2024

XZ Utils Made Me Paranoid

On March 28, 2024, the news about the XZ Utils backdoor came out. Since then, I’ve been thinking about how we could identify these backdoors before packages…

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