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Justin Karim launched his career in security at Target Corporation in Houston, Texas. During his eight years there, he was responsible for the safety, security, and operational integrity of several high-risk locations throughout Texas. In 2009, Karim joined the Musical Instrument Museum as director of operations and public programs until 2012, when he accepted a position as chief security officer at Apollo Education Group. In this role, he managed security services for a sixteen-country enterprise, including intelligence, protective services, at-risk operations, design and standards, business continuity and resiliency, and international vendor management.
In 2016, Karim joined Amazon where he oversaw physical security design policies and standards for the global Amazon organization. Currently, he is site leader and senior manager for Amazon’s Global Security Operations Center, which supervises the mitigation of high-severity incidents impacting life and safety, the Amazon brand, and continuity of business for over one million internal stakeholders in over sixty countries.
Karim has served two terms as president of Arizona InfraGard, a public- and private-sector information nexus with the FBI. He was also vice president of the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance and has served as a volunteer expert for community organizations on combating the trafficking and exploitation of minors.
Karim holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston.