ZeroFOX, the innovator of social media & digital security, protects modern organizations from dynamic security, brand and physical risks across social, mobile, web and collaboration platforms. Using targeted data collection and artificial intelligence-based analysis, ZeroFOX protects modern organizations from targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, executive and location threats and more. Recognized as a Leader in Digital Risk Monitoring by Forrester, the patented ZeroFOX SaaS platform processes and protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Twitter, HipChat, Instagram, Reddit, Pastebin, Tumblr, YouTube, VK, mobile app stores, the deep & dark web, domains and more.
Led by a team of information security and high-growth start-up veterans, ZeroFOX has raised over $40M in funding from NEA, Highland Capital and others, and has collected top industry awards such as the SINET16 Champion, Dark Reading’s Top Security Startups to Watch, Tech Council of Maryland’s Technology Company of the Year and the Security Tech Trailblazer of the Year.
Our leadership is comprised of experts in the areas of cyber security, high-growth start-ups, and business strategy.
Our Board of Directors is responsible for enforcing strong corporate governance, as well as ensuring that ZeroFOX operates with accountability, integrity and diligence. The Board oversees and regulates all activities around strategy, financial performance, executive performance, and operating procedure.
We’ve enlisted the best and brightest thought leaders in the field of cyber security to serve on our world-class Advisory Board.
ZeroFOX’s Investors are renowned for enjoying immense success in providing strategic guidance and financial funding to high profile technology ventures.
James C. Foster is the Founder and CEO of ZeroFOX. Foster is an industry veteran and a world-renowned thought leader on cyber security. He’s published over a dozen books, holds patents, has spoken on Capitol Hill about the increase in international cyber threats, and is a recognized keynote speaker. In 2006, Foster founded the cyber security firm, Ciphent. Ciphent grew to almost 100 employees with 1000 customers by 2010 when it was acquired by Accuvant. With a three year growth rate of 8900+%, Ciphent was recognized as the #16th Fastest Growing Private Company in the US and #1 in Maryland by Inc. Magazine. As Chairman of the Advisory Board and SVP while at Accuvant, Foster led the successful acquisition of V3rity while the company achieved 50% year-over-year growth in 2011 with revenues in excess of $325M. Additionally, Foster has had the privilege of working with several other high growth cyber security organizations such as Booz Allen and Hamilton and Computer Sciences Corporation, and executing on exit strategies for Foundstone (acquired by McAfee for $86M), Guardent (acquired by Verisign $135M), and Information Security Magazine (acquired by Tech Target Media for an unpublicized amount). Foster started his career as a civilian in the United States Navy in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2005, Foster became a Fellow from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Capitol College.×
Mike Price is the CTO of ZeroFOX. He is responsible for leading and setting the vision for our technology. He oversees all aspects of engineering, research, development, and all other technology operations. Before ZeroFOX, he founded the mobile security company Vulnr. Prior to Vulnr, Mike was Vice President of Engineering at Appthority. In this role, Mike collaborated with the engineering team to build industry-leading products, with a focus on mobile operating system and application security. Previously, Mike was Senior Operations Manager for McAfee Labs.×
Tim brings over 15 years of strategic, financial and operational planning experience with early-stage, technology-based growth companies. Most recently, Tim served as CFO of Motionsoft from 2012 through 2015. While at Motionsoft, Tim led all finance, legal and human resource activities. Tim led multiple equity and debt funding rounds that positioned the company to launch and grow the first SaaS offering to the health club fitness industry. Prior to Motionsoft, Tim was the VP, Accounting and Corporate Controller of Vocus, a leader in public relations automation. From 2001 to 2011, Tim played a key role in building the finance organization that supported rapid expansion from $4M to $110M and included an IPO, a follow-on offering and several acquisitions. Prior to Vocus, Tim was the Corporate Controller for Concept Five Technologies and held audit positions at Grant Thornton and Clifton Gunderson. Tim graduated from Geneva College with a BSBA in Accounting.×
With over 25 years of experience, Jon Fraleigh, EVP of Worldwide Field Operations, is responsible for driving continued sales growth through both direct and channel sales. Recently, he was SVP of worldwide sales at Q1 Labs/IBM Security Systems Division, where he grew revenue from $10 million to $200 million over six years and expanded sales into more than 90 countries. He also was the lead for the development of Q1 Labs' worldwide channel program. Q1 Labs was acquired by IBM in 2011. Previously at F5 Networks, he grew the Americas Sales Team’s revenue nearly 50x and built out both direct and channels sales programs. He saw the company through its IPO and beyond, driving global revenue to well over $100M. Jon holds a BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Hardware and Software from the University of Michigan.×
With over 13 years of technology executive experience, Mr. Goldhirsh leads ZeroFOX’s World Wide Services directorate. Prior to ZeroFOX, Gabe Goldhirsh served as the CEO and Founding Member of Synerjent Ventures, LLC. Synerjent Ventures provided executive leadership and technical services as well as product lifecycle, market development, and investment strategies to start-up and Enterprise companies focused in cybersecurity. Prior to Synerjent, Gabe was the former CEO and Co-Founder of Dilijent Solutions, LLC, a company that he led for over nine years and ultimately sold to a publicly traded cybersecurity company in 2012. For over nine years, Dilijent Solutions, LLC provided advanced enterprise software architecture design, development, and security services to a global client base. Gabe holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Towson University.×
Alex Abey is Vice President of Business Development and manager of ZeroFOX’s San Francisco offices. Alex formerly served as VP of Business Development at Lookout Security, where he spearheaded key strategic partnerships contributing to Lookout's billion dollar valuation. Lookout raised $282M over 8 rounds from top tier investors including T. Rowe Price, Deutsche Telekom, Khosla Ventures, Accel, Andressen Horowitz and Index Venture. Alex’s veteran career in technology sales spans two decades; he has held positions at Motorola, Good Technology Inc., Encompass and ZDNet.×
Hillary Herlehy is a Co-Founder and the Chief People Officer at ZeroFOX, where she aligns their workforce plan with its mission, goals and performance objectives. As CPO, Hillary is responsible for all aspects of attraction, retention, engagement, reward, benefits, compliance, culture, team building, and performance management. She has worked in the cyber security industry for over 10 years, previously having led Human Capital teams at two rapid growth cyber security firms as the Director of Talent Acquisition and Chief Human Capital Officer. She specializes in establishing and maturing high caliber Talent Acquisition programs, creating cultures of engagement, and building close-knit, highly effective teams. Hillary graduated from Sweet Briar College with a double major in Spanish for Business and Philosophy.×
Evan Blair is a Co-Founder, VP Product & Partner Marketing at ZeroFOX. Prior to that, Evan was a member of the Accuvant Leadership Team where he led the multi-million dollar Partner Solutions practice. At the time of his departure, Accuvant was the 2nd largest privately held cyber security solutions provider, had recognized over $1 billion in revenue since inception, and had capabilities with over 175 global partners. In 2008, Evan joined Foster at Baltimore-based cyber start-up Ciphent, where he was responsible for executing the marketing and sales strategy for the organization. Charged with the ultimate goals of increasing sales, profitability, and revenue, Evan’s department supported the company’s three-year revenue growth rate of nearly 1000%. Previously, Evan held financial and business development roles at Application Security Inc. He began his career as a financial analyst with Dresdner Kleinwort in Manhattan, NY and holds a BA in Economics from Wake Forest University.×
Christopher B. Cullison, Co-founder and Vice President of Emerging Technologies, has over 16 years of experience in the software industry. Christopher has worked with and managed large scale applications for Fortune 50 corporations, specializing in advanced enterprise architecture solutions. His expertise includes reverse engineering, code inspection, dynamic integrations, and cyber-security. Chris has worked as a consulting expert in patent litigation, specializing in patent and prior art analysis. Besides holding multiple coding and security certifications, he speaks regularly about innovative coding at security conferences. Chris has a Bachelors in Business Information Systems from Stevenson University.×
Richard Park is Vice President of Product Management at ZeroFOX with portfolio responsibility for all product management activities from concept and vision, to strategic planning, to product definition and execution. Richard was previously Director of Product Management at Hexis Cyber Solutions, overseeing the company’s flagship HawkEye G product line and product marketing for all HawkEye products. Richard's over 20 years of experience includes product management, security and network engineering roles with Netuitive, Sourcefire, Computer Associates, Redback Networks, Booz Allen Hamilton and UUNET Technologies. Richard previously worked with the Department of Homeland Security to investigate Internet network vulnerabilities, and on NASA’s Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) project to optimize its ground network architecture. Richard holds MBA and AB degrees from Harvard University and an MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.×
Scott O’Rourke is ZeroFOX's Vice President, US Sales. Prior to joining ZeroFOX, Scott was the VP of Enterprise Sales at Trustwave, a Chicago-based security firm. Scott was integral in driving Trustwave’s impressive growth over the past 7 years in the various roles he held. Scott’s 17-year-long career also includes Interactions Corporation, Verizon and AT&T. Scott received an MBA in finance from Johns Hopkins University & BS from Virginia Tech and lives in Baltimore, MD.×
James C. Foster is the Founder and CEO of ZeroFOX, the Social Risk Management company. Foster is an industry veteran and a world-renowned thought leader on cyber security. He’s published over a dozen books, holds patents, has spoken on Capitol Hill about the increase in international cyber threats, and is a recognized keynote speaker. In 2006, Foster founded the cyber security firm, Ciphent. Ciphent grew to almost 100 employees with 1000 customers by 2010 when it was acquired by Accuvant. With a three year growth rate of 8900+%, Ciphent was recognized as the #16th Fastest Growing Private Company in the US and #1 in Maryland by Inc. Magazine. As Chairman of the Advisory Board and SVP while at Accuvant, Foster led the successful acquisition of V3rity while the company achieved 50% year-over-year growth in 2011 with revenues in excess of $325M. Additionally, Foster has had the privilege of working with several other high growth cyber security organizations such as Booz Allen and Hamilton and Computer Sciences Corporation, and executing on exit strategies for Foundstone (acquired by McAfee for $86M), Guardent (acquired by Verisign $135M), and Information Security Magazine (acquired by Tech Target Media for an unpublicized amount). Foster started his career as a civilian in the United States Navy in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2005, Foster became a Fellow from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Capitol College.×
Lane Bess has more than 25 years of experience and a proven track record in sales, marketing and executive management of rapidly growing, publicly traded and privately held companies serving the enterprise and consumer market. He was formerly the Chief Operating Office of Zscaler, an innovator and leader in cloud-based Internet security services. Before Zscaler, Lane was the CEO of Palo Alto Networks, where he was responsible for late fundraising and grew the company to over $200 million in revenue on the path to its IPO. He additionally served as EVP of Worldwide Sales and general manager for Trend Micro, which exceeded $1 billion in annual revenue. Lane also serves as Advisor at PernixData, Inc. and Nutanix, Inc×
Mike McConnell is Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, where his primary roles include serving on the firm’s Leadership Team and leading Booz Allen’s rapidly expanding cyber business. After retiring from the Navy in 1996 as a Vice Admiral, Mr. McConnell joined Booz Allen, and led the development of the firm’s Information Assurance business and the firm’s Intelligence business focused on policy, transformation, homeland security, and intelligence analytics, rising to the position of senior vice president.
Upon being asked by President George W. Bush in 2007 to become the second Director of National Intelligence, he left Booz Allen and served as the DNI for two years under Presidents Bush and Obama. As the DNI he managed the expansive National Intelligence Community – an organization of over 100,000 people, and an annual global enterprise budget of over $47B – and had extensive interactions with the White House, the President’s Cabinet, Congress, international leaders, and the US business community. In 2009, Mr. McConnell returned to Booz Allen as an executive vice president to lead the firm’s Intelligence business. In 2011 he was elevated to his current position as Vice Chairman of the firm.
Mr. McConnell’s career has spanned over 40 years focused on international development and foreign intelligence issues. His 29-year distinguished career as a US Navy intelligence officer included significant assignments that impacted national security issues. During Desert Shield/Storm and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Mr. McConnell served as the Intelligence Officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell, and the Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney. From 1992 to 1996 he served as the Director of the National Security Agency (DIRNSA) under Presidents George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton. As DIRNSA, he led the agency during a critical period as it adapted to the multi-polar threats brought about by the end of the Cold War, providing global intelligence and information security services to the White House, Cabinet officials, Congress, and a broad array of military and civil intelligence customers. During the same period, he also served as a member of the Director of Central Intelligence’s senior national intelligence leadership team, which addressed major programmatic and substantive foreign intelligence issues.
In addition to having been awarded many of the nation's highest military awards for meritorious service, Mr. McConnell has twice received the nation's highest award for service in the Intelligence Community, once by President Clinton and once by President George W. Bush. He has also served as the Chairman and CEO of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). He is the 2011 recipient of INSA’s William Oliver Baker Award, which is awarded annually for sustained and excellent service in intelligence and national security.
Mr. McConnell holds an M.P.A. degree from George Washington University, is a graduate of the National Defense University (Global Telecom), the National Defense Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence), and holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Furman University. In addition to being a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mr. McConnell has also been awarded three Honorary Doctorate degrees – the most recent from George Washington University in 2008.×
Todd was the Chief Financial Officer of Sourcefire, a Columbia, Maryland based cyber security firm (NASDAQ: FIRE) from 2003 until it’s acquisition by Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) in October of 2013. Todd joined Sourcefire in 2003 when it had 35 employees and about $2M in annual revenue. Over the course of the next 10 years, Todd was instrumental in helping grow the business to over 700 people with nearly $300M in annual revenues. Sourcefire raised a total of $55M in venture financing, completed a $94M IPO in 2007, made two technology acquisitions and was ultimately sold to Cisco for $2.7B. From 1992-2003 Todd held key financial management positions in 4 local area venture-backed technology start-ups, each of which was acquired – Riverbed Technologies, Roadshow, BioNetrix and POMS. Todd has helped build and guide companies from their early stages through significant growth periods, and he has handled several M&A transactions, negotiated significant technology partnership arrangements and spear-headed international expansion. Todd began his career in 1985 as a public accounting with Arthur Andersen. He is a CPA and holds a BS degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech.×
Peter joined New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in 1992 and was named Managing General Partner in 1999. Since that time NEA's assets under management have grown from $1B to over $13B and the firm has expanded its operations to India and China. Under Peter's leadership, NEA has invested in industry-transforming technology companies like CareerBuilder, Tableau, Diapers.com, Groupon, Juniper Networks, Macromedia, Salesforce.com, TiVo, and Workday. Peter has been named several times to the Forbes Midas List of top technology investors, to Crain’s Chicago 50 Top Tech Stars, and to Washington Tech Council’s Hall of Fame. Peter has personally led investments in over two dozen technology companies that have successfully completed public offerings or mergers. He serves on the board of public company Groupon (GRPN) and is currently a director of several private companies including BenchPrep, Data-Tamer, Goji Food Solutions, MediaOcean, SnagFilms, and Sprout Social. Prior to joining NEA, Peter was President and Chief Operating Officer of Legent Corporation (LGNT) and Senior Vice President of the Systems Software Division of UCCEL Corporation (UCE). Both companies were ultimately acquired at valuations that were record breaking for their time. Earlier, Peter spent almost a decade at General Electric Company in a variety of management positions, including Vice President and General Manager at GE Information Services. Outside interests include serving on the Northwestern Board of Trustees and the Board of the Tuck School Private Equity and Entrepreneur Center. Peter previously served on the Executive Committee of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association and was also a founding member of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic organization in the Washington D.C. area. He has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern and an MBA from Dartmouth.×
Corey had his first exposure to fast-growing companies at Robertson Stephens. He joined Highland in 1997 and hasn’t looked back.
As a former captain of his college basketball team, Corey is all about "team" and loves being part of a great one. He has invested across a number of sectors and stages over the years. Corey is currently chairman of the board of Gigamon (IPO in 2013) and serves on the boards of Datiphy, Entourage, Malwarebytes, OneSpace, Pharmaca, vArmour Networks, and ZeroFOX. He is a former director of AccentCare (acquired by Oak Hill in 2010), BAROnova, ConcertoHealth, Hyperion (IPO in 2012; acquired by Horizon for $1.1 billion in 2015), OpGen (IPO in 2015), and YogaWorks (acquired by Great Hill in 2014). He has also been involved with BÂRRX (acquired by Covidien for $413 million in 2012), Conor (IPO in 2006; acquired by J&J for $1.4 billion in 2007), GoodRX, Helicos (IPO in 2007), NextCard (IPO in 1999), NuGenesis (acquired by Waters in 2004), Pervasis (acquired by Shire in 2012), Talaria (acquired by Google in 2013), Telcobuy.com (merged with World Wide Technology), Turbine (acquired by Warner Bros. in 2010), and US Labs (acquired by LabCorp in 2005).
Corey has also worked at The Whitman Group and ONI Systems (IPO in 2000; acquired by Ciena for $1.2 billion in 2002).
He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Corey has been a member of the Swarthmore College Investment Committee since 2007.
Most important role a venture partner can play?
“Recruiting, recruiting, recruiting because the best teams always win in the end.”
Alastair Cookson is a Partner at Redline based in London. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Alastair was previously a Managing Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management in London, where he had responsibility for various projects in alternative investments.
Prior to CSAM he was a Managing Director at Renaissance Capital in Moscow for 5 years, responsible for all structured finance across debt and equity and including a period as Group Treasurer. Alastair worked in Emerging Markets for several years at CS First Boston and Barclays Capital, based in London, Singapore and Istanbul. He started his career in fixed income derivatives at Bankers Trust. Alastair holds an MA in Mathematics from Oxford University.×
Gil is a seasoned entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. Gil launched his first company Mind Games in 1982 to develop games for the original Apple II. Gil then started a software consulting firm with Fortune 100 clients in the U.S., Asia and Europe. In 1995, Gil helped pioneer Internet advertising by founding Real Media, the first online ad network and ad server company. After Real Media was acquired in 2001, Gil pioneered the next wave of online advertising as CTO of TACODA, the first behavioral targeting, ad network. Following AOL’s acquisition of TACODA in 2007, Gil founded Genacast Ventures in partnership with Comcast Ventures.×
Mark Levine is a Managing Director of Core Capital Partners, a venture capital investment fund with $350 million under management. Core Capital's portfolio companies are focused on Internet/telecommunications infrastructure technology, software and data analytics modeling. He serves or has served on the Boards of Directors of ZeroFOX, Staq, Medventive, buySAFE, Valen, Univa, UpdateLogic, FreedomPay, Roundbox, InPhonic, Vizbee and VocalData. His other activities include serving on the Boards of Trustees (Chair) of the Mid- Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), the Board of Advisors of The George Washington University Business School and the Dingman Entrepreneur Center (University of Maryland). Mark received his M.B.A. from The George Washington University.×
Dr. Fred Schneider is the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. Dr. Schneider is currently the Co-Chair for the Trustworthy Computer Advisory Board at Microsoft. Previously he served on the board at IBM, HP (Fortify Software), and was the Chairman of the Study on Robust Cyber Defense at DARPA. Additionally, Dr. Schneider currently serves as the Chief Scientist for the NSF-funded TRUST Science and Technology Center, which brings together researchers at U.C. Berkeley, Carnegie-Mellon University, Cornell University, Stanford University, and Vanderbilt University. He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992), the Association of Computing Machinery (1995), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2008). He was named Professor-at-Large at the University of Tromso (Norway) in 1996 and was awarded a Doctor of Science honoris causa by the University of NewCastle-upon-Tyne in 2003 for his work in computer dependability and security. He received the 2012 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award for “contributions to trustworthy computing through novel approaches to security, fault-tolerance and formal methods for concurrent and distributed systems”. The U.S. National Academy of Engineering elected Schneider to membership in 2011, and the Norges Tekniske Vitenskapsakademi (Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences) named him a foreign member in 2010.×
Dr. Aviel D. Rubin is Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Rubin was a research scientist at AT&T Labs. Rubin has testified before the U.S. House and Senate on multiple occasions, and he is author of several books including Brave New Ballot (Random House, 2006) Firewalls and Internet Security, second edition (with Bill Cheswick and Steve Bellovin, Addison Wesley, 2003), White-Hat Security Arsenal (Addison Wesley, 2001), and Web Security Sourcebook (with Dan Geer and Marcus Ranum, John Wiley & Sons, 1997). He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Associate Editor of Communications of the ACM (CACM), and an Advisory Board member of Springer’s Information Security and Cryptography Book Series. Dr. Rubin spent the 2010-2011 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar at Tel Aviv University. In January, 2004 Baltimore Magazine named Rubin a Baltimorean of the Year for his work in safeguarding the integrity of our election process, and he is also the recipient of the 2004 Electronic Frontiers Foundation Pioneer Award. Rubin has a B.S, (’89), M.S.E (’91), and Ph.D. (’94) from the University of Michigan.×
Dr. Richard Schroth is a member of the United States National Cybersecurity Council and is considered by many to be one of the most highly respected and sought after advisors on corporate technology and security in the world. During his career, Richard was named to the prestigious list of the Top 25 Consultants in the World by Consulting Magazine, became the US. Senior Fulbright Scholar in Information Sciences from the U.S. State Department, was the Senior Advisor for Technology Strategy to the World Bank, was the Innovation Advisor to the Chairman of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and is the first Executive-Scholar- In-Residence at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School. Additionally, Richard served as the CTO for Marriott Corporation and as CTO of Perot Systems. Richard was named a Literary Fellow at Aspatore after the great success of his recent book, The Board of the 21st Centry.×
Kenneth Geers (PhD, CISSP) is an Ambassador for the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), a Senior Security Research Analyst at ZeroFOX, and a Professor at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Dr. Geers spent twenty years in the U.S. Government, with lengthy tours at NSA, NCIS, and NATO. In the private sector, he was a Senior Global Threat Analyst at FireEye. He is the author of “Strategic Cyber Security”, Editor of “The Virtual Battlefield: Perspectives on Cyber Warfare”, Technical Expert for the “Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare”, and author of more than twenty articles and chapters on cyber conflict. Currently, he is editing a NATO CCDCOE book on cyber conflict during the Ukraine crisis. Follow him on Twitter @KennethGeers.×
Dr. Stefan Savage joined the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Computer Science and Engineering in 2001 and specializes in computer security issues (especially worms, viruses, botnets, intrusion detection and denial-of-service attacks), wireless networking, and operating system kernel design. He also serves as director of the Collaborative Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CCIED), a collaboration between UCSD and the International Computer Science Institute, one of four federally funded NSF CyberTrust Research Centers. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where he focused both on network protocol design and operating system structuring. Savage was a co-founder of Seattle-based startup Asta Networks, which specialized in denial-of-service defenses, and of San Diego-based NetSift Inc, which developed high-speed network-based worm defenses (recently acquired by Cisco Systems). His current research interests include automated network monitoring and defenses and a variety of problems related to 802.11-based wireless network design.×
Paul Royal is a world-renowned Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he engages in collaborative research on various facets of the online criminal ecosystem. Prior to joining the team at Georgia Tech, Mr. Royal served as a Principal Researcher at Purewire, Inc., where he worked with other researchers to identify threats and design methods that enhanced the company’s web security service. Mr. Royal often focuses on research topics interesting to both academics and industry practitioners. He has published his research countless times, has been quoted in Forbes, The Washington Post, USA Today and was a distinguished speaker at all of the BlackHat conferences in 2012.×
Andrew Eye is a serial technology and solutions entrepreneur. Currently, Andrew is the Chairman and CEO of Taskbox, a mobile software productivity company located in Austin, TX. Prior to launching Taskbox, Andrew was the Senior Vice President of Services at Accuvant where he lead a global team of nearly 200 information security experts in the areas of Risk & Compliance Management, Enterprise & Federal Cyber Security, Technology Solution Services, Malware and Vulnerability R&D, and Managed Solutions. Andrew joined Accuvant with the acquisition of Ciphent, successfully merging the two companies and developing a cohesive global services strategy. Prior to Ciphent, Mr. Eye was the CEO of Bodkin Consulting Group, a high-end software development firm that specialized in complex application development. Andrew has also held key positions with Ernst & Young, NASA, i2 Technologies and Corning and graduated summa cum-laude from Virginia Tech University.×
Dr. Peter Feaver is the Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and is the Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS.) Feaver has served as a special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House in addition to his role as the Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy review, counterproliferation policy, and other defense policy issues. Feaver is the author of Armed Servents: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations and he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.×
Robert Rodriguez is the Chairman and Founder of the Security Innovation Network (SINET), an advisor to TRUST and the Gartner Information Security Summit, and is the serving Chairman for the IT Security Entrepreneurs’ Forum at Stanford University. SINET aims to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats. Prior to founding SINET, Rodriguez, spent 22 years with the U.S. Secret Service where his executive experience at the White House served Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. In his final two years of service, he spearheaded the development of the Secret Service’s first public-private cyber initiative partnership.×
Dr. Richard Kemmerer, a renowned professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the first scholar appointed to the Leadership Endowed Chair in Computer Science. Dr. Kemmerer is a principal investigator on many government and private sector projects and leads the Computer Security Group at UCSB. He is a Fellow and past vice president of the IEEE Computer Society and is on the board of governors of Transactions on Software Engineering. Dr. Kemmerer is an Advisor for Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Board, Computer Security in the Department of Energy, and the Committee on the Review of Programs for Command and Control Systems. Dr. Kemmerer is a multi-published author to include Formal Specification and Verification of an Operating System Kernel, Realizing the Potential of C4I, and Computers at Risk: Safe Computing in the Information Age.×
Dr. Aravind Srinivasan is a Professor within the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at DIMACS and has also worked at Bell Labs. Dr. Srinivasan’s research interests are in randomized algorithms, networking, social networks, and combinatorial optimization, as well as in the growing confluence of algorithms, networks, and randomness, in fields including the social Web, public health, biology, and energy. He has published 90+ papers in these areas, in journals including Nature, Journal of the ACM, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and theSIAM Journal on Computing. His papers have been (co-)recipients of the Best Paper/Best Student Paper Awards at ACM STOC 1992, HiPC 2007, IEEE Socialcom 2011, and the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2012. He received an IBM Graduate Fellowship during his doctoral studies and is a AAAS Fellow and an IEEE Fellow.×
Dr. Sam Small is Founder and CEO of Fast Orientation. After earning his doctorate in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Small led an academic security research lab and launched two security start-ups. He has provided expert technology and security assessments of dozens of organizations and vendor products in addition to conducting due diligence for more than a dozen software-industry mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Small has also served as an expert witness in several high-profile security, software, and network-related lawsuits. His work and research have been covered in publications including Wired, The New York Times, The Washington Post, New Scientist, CNET, ZDNet, and slashdot.×
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