Drew Epperson

Chief Architect

Palo Alto Networks, Federal

Drew Epperson is the Chief Architect for Palo Alto Networks, Federal. In this role, Drew leads a team of technical leaders who support a wide range of Federal customers and policy makers. Drew has designed and implemented enterprise cyber solutions for the Federal government that incorporate network, endpoint, analytics, and cloud computing. Drew also leads Palo Alto Networks innovation initiatives with a focus on solving hard problems our customers face in meeting their mission. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Drew served as the Chief Technical Strategist at McAfee Federal. Drew’s background as a hands-on project manager, solution engineer, and Field CTO roles provide unique cybersecurity insights.

Drew is a member of the NSTAC subcommittee on Software Defined Networking and holds an active security clearance. He holds a B.S in IT Operations from Bellevue University and a Master of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity with an emphasis in Cyber Analytics from Penn State University.