The 100 Most Influential People In Cyber Security

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Jeff Barr

As the Chief Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, Jeff Barr tells the AWS story to audiences all over the world. He works on the AWS Blog, sharing informative and technical blogs to highlight AWS. Having worked in the software industry since 1976, he has held positions in Microsoft, Amazon and worked as VP of engineering.


Georgia Weidman

Founder of the security consulting firm, Bulb Security LLC., Georgia Weidman is a security researcher, penetration tester, and trainer. She holds an MS in computer science and her work in the area of smartphone exploitation has been internationally acclaimed. Weidman regularly provides training at conferences like Blackhat USA and Security Zone.


David Linthicum

A cloud computing thought leader, author, and speaker, David Linthicum is the chief cloud strategy officer at Deloitte Consulting. Having written 13 books, published 7,000 articles, and spoken at 700 conferences, Linthicum is passionate about showing businesses how to constantly innovate and use resources more productively.


Graham Cluley

Graham Cluley is a cybersecurity blogger, speaker, and writer. Fighting cybercrime since the 1990s, he’s worked for companies like McAfee, Sophos, and Dr Solomon’s. Cluley frequently speaks about computer security and is credited with coming up with the phrase “the cloud is just someone else’s computer”. He also hosts the “Smashing Security” podcast.


Runa Sandvik

As the former director of information security at the New York Times, Runa Sandvik concentrates on contextual mitigations for at-risk groups, defense, and innovative solutions for journalistic security. She has also held positions at The Tor Project and the Freedom of Press Foundation. She’s known as a proponent of strong encryption and of the smartphone messaging application, Signal.


Jeremiah Grossman

Professional hacker, black belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, and published author, Jeremiah Grossman is the founder of WhiteHat Security, one of the largest professional hacking armies worldwide. He’s also the CEO of Bit Discovery, a comprehensive asset inventory report of every company listed on the Fortune 500.


Mikko Hypponen

Chief research officer at F-Secure Corporation, Mikko Hypponen has brought his team through some of the largest recorded computer virus outbreaks. His team is known for taking down the world-wide network used by the Sobig.F worm and was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak. He’s also on the advisory boards for t2 and Social Safeguard.


Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian is the founder and CTO of Security Weekly, a security podcast network offering free security information to the community. He also hosts a YouTube channel providing the security community with knowledge and insights. Previously, he has held technical positions at penetration testing firms, universities, and network security firms.


Jack Rhysider

As the host of the Darknet Diaries podcast, Jack Rhysider discusses all things related to breaches, hackers, hacktivism, and shadow government activity. Previously, Rhysider worked in a security operations center for a Fortune 500 company and worked to detect and stop cybersecurity threats. He also has a tech blog at


Paul C. Dwyer

CEO of Cyber Risk International, Paul Dwyer specializes in the development of cyber defense programs and business operations protection for CRI clients. He is also the founder of the International Cyber Threat Task Force. Over 25 years in cybersecurity, he’s worked with commercial, law enforcement, and military sectors.


Richard Stiennon

Richard Stiennon is an industry analyst and adviser to CISOs at internet security companies. Previously, he worked at Gartner’s IT Security Research Practice. A multi-time published author, Stiennon has been writing and speaking about cybersecurity since 1995. He’s also a Forbes Contributor and delivers lectures on cyber warfare.


Brian Krebs

Investigative reporter and journalist, Brain Krebs is known for his coverage of cybercriminals. His own interest in cybersecurity began when a computer worm shut him out of his own computer in 2001. Krebs is the author of the blog, where he covers computer security and cybercrime.


Shira Rubinoff

A recognized cybersecurity executive, cybersecurity & blockchain advisor, and global keynote speaker, Shira Rubinoff has built two cybersecurity companies and led numerous women in technology efforts. She is currently the president of the NYC based tech incubator, Prime Tech Partners, and provides guidance to multiple Fortune 100 companies.


Magda Chelly

A former Chief Security Officer, Magda Chelly holds a PhD in telecommunication engineering and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. She builds cybersecurity strategies and technical roadmaps for companies and is currently leads the Cyber Risk Consulting Services for Marsh in Asia. She is also a frequent keynote speaker.


Kevin Beaumont

Kevin Beaumont is a senior threat analyst at Microsoft and has been in the ‘security trenches’ for 21 years. He also blogs about his own personal thoughts on cybersecurity at his site DoublePulsar. He’s known for sharing his often incisive and humorous comments on cybersecurity on Twitter.


Kevin Mitnick

CEO of Mitnick Security Consulting, Kevin Mitnick maintains a 100% success rate at penetrating the security of any system they’re paid to hack, using both technical exploits and social engineering. Known for his famous “electronic joyride”, Mitnick was once on the FBI’s most-wanted list for successfully hacking into more than 40 corporations.


Eva Galperin

Eve Galperin is the director of cybersecurity of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit defending digital privacy, innovation, and free speech. Known for her extensive work in protecting global privacy and for her research on malware and nation-state spyware, she’s also the technical advisor for the Freedom of the Press Foundation.


Scott Schober

Scott Schober is the CEO of Berkeley Varitronics, a wireless detection manufacturing, and production company. He also invented, marketed, and sold cellular test instruments along with a mobile broadband signal coverage tester. Schober delivers a weekly podcast, 2 Minute Cybersecurity Briefing which educates people on identity theft and hacking techniques.


Theresa Payton

CEO of Fortalice Solutions, an industry-leading security consulting firm, and the co-founder of Dark Cubed, Theresa is a globally respected cybersecurity authority. Previously, she also served as the first female chief information officer at the White House, overseeing IT operations for President George W Bush and his staff.


Eric Cole

As the founder and executive leader of Secure Anchor Consulting, he provides cybersecurity consulting services and has over 30 years of cybersecurity experience. Previously he’s been the chief technology officer at McAffee and the chief scientist at Lockheed Martin Corporation. He’s also the author of several books on cybersecurity and hacking.


Tyler Cohen Wood

Cybersecurity consultant Tyler Cohen Wood has served as a Senior intelligence officer at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. She is currently launching cybergirlpower, a website, and conference designed to encourage girls to become the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. Prior to this, she has also been the director of Cyber Risk Management at AT&T.


Bruce Schneier

Described by The Economist as a “security guru”, Bruce Schneier is a globally renowned security technologist and author. Schneier produces the newsletter “Crypto-Gram”, sharing insights on the world of cybersecurity with a subscriber list of 250,000. He’s a frequent blogger on current cybersecurity issues like the U.S. elections.


Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec is the founder and CEO of world-leading cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group specializing in managing security services, identity services, and compliance. Herjavec is probably best known for his feature as a Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank. A keen car racer, he competes as Ferrari #007 for Herjavec Group Racing.


Adam Levin

Levin is both the co-founder of and the chairman and founder of CyberScout, a cybersecurity solutions firm. A passionate consumer advocate, he aims to educate consumers, businesses, law enforcement officials, and lawmakers on identity management. Levin is a frequent speaker and has also published multiple books on cybersecurity.


Stu Sjouwerman

Stu Sjouwerman is the CEO of KnowBe4, Inc, a billion-dollar enterprise that helps employees make smarter security decisions and create a “human firewall” through their security awareness training and Simulated Phishing Platform. Sjouwerman is also the managing editor of CyberHeist news, a platform directed at IT pros who need the latest facts and tools to protect their network from cybercrime.


Marc Goodman

New York Times best-selling author Marc Goodman is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute. Goodman specializes in international cybercrime and terrorism, having worked with organizations like INTERPOL, NATO, and the U.S. government. He frequently briefs cabinet ministers and heads of governments including the White House on national security issues.


Eugene Kaspersky

As the CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky, the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection and cybersecurity solutions, Kaspersky has been fighting cyber attacks for over 30 years. He first began his career in cybersecurity when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. He successfully developed a removal tool for it and began his database.


Steve Morgan

Entrepreneur, reporter, and publisher, Steve Morgan is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cybersecurity Ventures, the world’s leading researcher covering the global cyber economy. Previously, Morgan was the director at McAfee and helped lead the company from just 90 employees to a multi-hundred million dollar global market-leading security vendor.


Morgan Wright

Chief security advisor at SentinelOne, Morgan Wright is an international specialist on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft, and privacy. He’s probably best known for his landmark testimony before Congress on, changing the way the U.S. collected personally identifiable details. Prior to this, he’s been a cyberterrorism and cybercrime analyst for Fox News, making frequent television appearances.


Bob Carver

Bob Carver is the principal cybersecurity threat intelligence and analytics specialist at Verizon, specializing in threat hunting that discovers unknown threats not found by traditional security monitoring. Carver has also been on the advisory board at Mastercard and has been a project manager for ArcSight Security, reporting and processing around 20 million potential security events each day.


Ludmila Morozova-Buss

Voted cybersecurity woman of the year, Ludmila Morozova-Buss owns and moderates the Global MegaTrends Roundtable, an online interactive forum for worldwide knowledge. She holds a PhD in technology and is an active researcher in quantum computing, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. Ludmila is also the VP of the Global Institute for IT management.


Dan Lohrmann

Dan Lohrmann is the chief strategist and chief security officer at Security Mentor Inc., a security awareness training provider. With more than 30 years of experience in the tech industry, Lohrmann has also led the Michigan government’s cybersecurity and technology infrastructure teams. He’s also the author of two books on navigating cybersecurity and is a frequent keynote speaker.


Chuck Brooks

A cybersecurity expert for “The Network” at the Washington Post and a visiting editor at Homeland Security Today, Chuck Brooks is a cybersecurity thought leader and evangelist for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. He is also president of Brooks Consulting International. His writings on cybersecurity and tech have helped shape the public policy debate.


John E Dunn

Forbes contributor John Dunn covers cybersecurity technical topics for a variety of publications. He wrote for PC Magazines as a founding writer and is a co-founder of Techworld. Previously, he worked for Tornado Insider, the European magazine for startups. He has also freelanced for a range of publications in the tech, science, and business fields.


Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt is Australia’s Microsoft regional director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for developer security. He is also an author of more than 30 Pluralsight courses on web security. Hunt often speaks to the press about cybersecurity and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the impact of data breaches.


Rachel Tobac

Professional white-hat hacker Rachel Tobac is the CEO of Social Proof Security, a social engineering and hacking training platform to help businesses defend against hackers. Tobac spends her days infiltrating companies using social engineering to train businesses in information security. Previously, she studied neuroscience and behaviorism in college.


Marcus J Carey

Navy cryptologist turned cybersecurity entrepreneur and innovator, Marcus Carey is an enterprise architect at ReliaQuest, a leading purpose-built platform to help protect organizations from data breaches. Prior to this, Carey founded, a suite of offensive cybersecurity tools that gave anyone the ability to perform reconnaissance and other penetration testing techniques.


Zack Whittaker

Security editor at Tech Crunch, Zack Whittaker writes about national cybersecurity issues along with the latest developments and available software. Previously, he was the security editor at and primarily covered cybersecurity and national security with a tech focus.


John Bambenek

A self-described cyber spook, John Bambenek is the president of Bambenek Labs cybersecurity investigations and intelligence firm focused on fighting major criminal threats. Bambenek began his career at Ernst & Young as a Project Manager and Senior Consultant providing IT architecture services to top Fortune 500 Firms.


Dr. Alissa Abdullah

As the senior vice president and deputy chief security officer of Mastercard, Alissa Abdullah leads the emerging corporate security solutions. Prior to this, Dr. Abdullah spent three years as deputy chief information officer of the White House where she helped modernize the Executive Office of the President’s IT systems. She holds a PhD in Information Technology Management.


Lydia Leong

Violinist and gamer, Lydia Leong is a VP distinguished analyst at consulting firm Gartner, where she covers cloud computing and other related topics. She specializes in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). She spends most of her time advising “end-user” clients on tech strategy and sourcing.


Jayson Street

Hacker, author, and speaker Jayson Street is the creator of the site and author of the book “Dissecting the hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network”. He specializes in hacking into networks to demonstrate system weaknesses. He is also the VP of InfoSec at SphereNY, providing training and speaking engagements globally.


Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis is the global advisory of Cisco and has been a security practitioner in computer, network, and information security for 20 years. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-hosts the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis also regularly contributes to Forbes.


Dan Goodin

As the security editor at Ars Technica, Dan Goodin oversees the coverage of malware, botnets, computer espionage, and hardware hacking. A journalist for more than 15 years, Goodin has been covering white-hat, grey-hat and black-hat hackers since 2005. He’s famously quoted for saying, “the world isn’t run by weapons anymore or energy or money. It’s run by little 1s and 0s.”


Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is the editor in chief of ZDNet and the editorial director of ZDNet’s sister site TechRepublic. Previously he has been the executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He has also had articles published in and the New York Times.


Brian Honan

Brian Honan is the owner and founder of BH Consulting, an independent firm providing advice on how to implement and manage technology to complement an organization’s business needs. He has worked extensively with government departments and agencies providing advice on cybersecurity issues. Honan has also been a special advisor on cybersecurity to Europol’s Cyber Crime Center.


Anton Chuvakin

Ex-VP and distinguished analyst at Gartner, Chuvakin now does product security at Google Cloud. He is a recognized security expert in the field of log management, having published dozens of papers on the subject. He writes the blog, ‘Security Warrior’, one of the most popular in the industry. Chuvakin also teaches classes and presents at global security conferences.


Eleanor Dallaway

Editor of Infosecurity Magazine, Eleanor Dallaway has been in the job for 8 years and admits she knows more about information security than most English Lit graduates should. She’s at the forefront of knowing major industry changes and spends time interviewing industry professionals, updating the website on an hourly basis, editing the magazine, and attending cybersecurity conferences.


Bob Sullivan

As a cybercrime and fraud expert, Bob Sullivan is known for his work as a veteran journalist and is the author of 5 books including the bestseller ‘Gotcha Capitalism’. He co-hosts the podcast ‘Breach’ about history’s biggest cyber hacks. He’s passionate about computer hacking, corporate espionage, and viruses. Sullivan also writes regular columns on fraud, scams, and the economy.


Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner is a tech writer and podcaster. He’s the senior tech writer at Akamai Technologies, writing about threats to the security industry. He also blogs about the security industry at Brenner is a research director at IANS, where he leads the discussion on enterprise and government encryption issues.


Charlie Miller

One of the most “technically proficient hackers on earth”, Charlier Miller was a computer hacker for the National Security Agency for 5 years. With a PhD in mathematics, Miller has also worked on the Twitter information security team. He’s also spent time finding vulnerabilities with Apple products and is known to be the first person to remotely compromise an iPhone by sending it a malicious text message.


Josephine Wolff

Josephine Wolff is a cybersecurity professor at Fletcher School and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Fletcher’s research interests include cyber-insurance, security responsibilities, and international internet governance. She has a PhD in Engineering Studies and has been an assistant professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Rebecca Herold

Security and compliance consultant, Rebecca Herold is the co-founder of Privacy Security Brainiacs and the CEO of consultancy The Privacy Professor. She has written 19 books and contributed to numerous articles on the subject of cybersecurity. Herold also hosts the VoiceAmerica radio show “Data Security & Privacy with the Privacy Professor”.


Joseph Carson

Author of “Cybersecurity for Dummies”, Carson is a cybersecurity professional with more than 25 years of experience in enterprise security and infrastructure. He’s also the chief security scientist at Thycotic, a platform that prevents cyberattacks by securing passwords. He often advises international governments on cybersecurity policies and is a frequent speaker at global cybersecurity events.


Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch is the co-founder and former CTO of Crowd Strike, a cloud service for endpoint protection, response, and threat intelligence. Previously he was the VP of threat research at McAfee and is known for publishing the report Operation Shady RAT, examining suspected Chinese intrusions into at least 72 organizations.


Chris Roberts

CISO researcher and hacker, Chris Roberts is a world expert on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research. Prior to this, he’s been the Chief Security Strategist at Attivo Networks Inc., developing and implementing risk reduction strategies. Roberts has worked with a number of different companies specializing in DarkNet research, cryptography, and intelligence gathering.


Ryan Cloutier

As the principal security consultant at Security Studio, Ryan Cloutier is a known cybersecurity thought leader who regularly speaks about managing security, privacy, and risk while maintaining the balance between business needs. Cloutier has also been the Principal Security Consultant at SecurityStudio, and a Security Architect at Sourcewell Technology.


Evan Francen

Evan Francen is the chief designer of S2SCORE, an information language spoken by more than 1,500 companies in the United States. He specializes in designing solutions for complex information security problems and is experienced in governmental and industry-specific frameworks, regulations, and guidelines. Francen frequently presents multiple information security conferences and workshops.


Greg Scott

Cybersecurity consultant, Greg Scott started his own cybersecurity company, Scott Consulting, which he then sold in 1999. He also started Infrasupport Corporation later that year. He frequently speaks on podcasts, advising companies on how to identify and avoid malware attacks. Scott is also the author of cybersecurity themed books “Virus Bombs” and Bullseye Breach.


David Shay

Carpenter, rock climber, and experienced IT management professional, David Shay is the CEO of Active IT Solutions, Inc. a consultancy focused on providing uptime, data protection, and tech management tech services to small to medium businesses. Starting in the tech field young, Shay built his first computer aged just 10 with spare parts.


Paul Katzoff

Paul Katzoff is the CEO of WipeDrive Software, a trusted erasure tool for wiping computers and hard drives. Prior to this, Katzoff has been the Director of Sales for WhiteCanyon Sofrware Inc., an enterprise that provides tools for data erasure and PC/Mobile diagnostics software. With over 10 years of experience in the sector, he focuses on manageable growth, expansion, and brand loyalty.


Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall is a senior consultant at Wesbey Associates focusing on risk management, information security, payment card industry, and healthcare privacy. He specializes in conducting PCI assessments. Hall is also the PCI Guru, behind the PCI Guru blog, a resource providing common-sense advice on the PCI compliance process.


Chris Parker

As the chief marketing technologist of, a resource for helping users find, track, or get details on a specific IP address. Parker initially created the site to help him find his own IP address on-demand, today the site attracts around 6 million monthly visitors. He also hosts the ‘Easy Prey’ podcast, to help listeners learn how to avoid being easy targets for internet scammers.


Martin McKeay

As the Akami Senior Security Advisor and a member of the business’s Security Intelligence team, Martin McKeay is responsible for researching security threats, industry intelligence, and customer education. He’s a Qualified Security Assessor and a product evangelist for StillSecure. Mckeay is also the author of the blog, ‘Network Security Blog, and hosts the ‘Network Security’ Podcast.


Sophie Daniel

Known by her pseudonym Jek Hyde, Daniel is one of the world’s top penetration testers known for live-tweeting pen tests. She specializes in social engineering security assessments, including physical, voice, and text, businesses hire her to break into their networks and report back on security incidents and any vulnerabilities.


John McAfee

Founder of McAfee Anti-Virus, John McAfee started the business in 1987, running it until 1994 when he resigned from the company. Since leaving McAfee, he has founded companies Tribal Voice, Future Tense Central, and QuorumEx. Prior to McAfee, he was a programmer for NASA’s Institute for Space Studies before moving to Univac as a software designer.


Ginni Rometty

Executive Chairman of IBM, Ginni Rometty is credited with building out key capabilities in quantum computing, hybrid cloud, security, data, and AI. Having begun her career with IBM in 1981, Rometty has held a series of leadership positions across the company and led the integration of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting.


Lenny Zeltser

Lenny Zeltser leads the security program as the Chief Information Security Officer at Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management group. He led security project management at the startup Minerva Labs and the Fortune 500 organization NCR. Zeltser shapes global cybersecurity practices by teaching malware defenses and incident responses at SANS Institute.


Security 411

Security 411 is a physical and cybersecurity group built to provide top-level security services to clients. The group specializes in providing cloud computing security assessments, examining the application and physical security. Security 411 also reviews companies’ policies, procedures, and regulations to be in keeping with security best practices and regulations.


David Chalk

Passionate about educating others about cybersecurity issues, Dr. David Chalk is a Canada based keynote speaker in cyber education. Chalk has also given the USA Homeland Security advice on cybersecurity. Previously, Chalk has worked in Artificial Intelligence and has even spoken on behalf of Bill Gates during the launch of Microsoft.



One of the best-known names in the cybersecurity industry, Norton provides industry-leading antivirus and security software for computers and mobile devices. First developed by Symantec in 2007, Norton 360 was created as an all-in-one security suite. Discontinued in 2014, the features were carried over to its successor Norton Security.



Imperva provides cloud and on-site cybersecurity solutions. The group protects the data of 6,200 customers from cyber attacks and threats through all stages of their digital journey. Having built the world’s first and only multi-cloud platform, Imperva prioritizes edge to end protection to protect edge, apps, and databases.


Dave Whitelegg

Expert computer hacker, David Whitelegg has been hacking things for fun since he was a child and knows all the common techniques used by computer hackers. He’s also a debit/credit card security specialist. With over 25 years of commercial experience in all things cyber, Whitelegg is an expert in firewalls, encryption, biometrics, data protection, and cyber threat.


Christopher Soghoian

Described by The Economist as “the most prominent of a new breed of activist technology researchers”, Christopher Soghoian is a TED Senior Fellow and has been a TechCongress Innovation Fellow. Through his research, he has exposed the US government’s use of StingRay cell phone surveillance tech and the FBI’s impersonation of journalists.


Sanjay Katkar

Sanjay Katkar is the joint managing director and chief technology officer of Quick Heal Technologies, an IT security solutions company. For 20 years, Katkar has led the creation, development, and maintenance of the core antivirus system at Quick Heal, expanding the IT security brand to more than 80 countries. He holds a Masters in Computer Science.


Christos P. Bereta

Dr. Beretas is an industrial cybersecurity specialist for the NATO Energy Security Centre for Excellence. Prior to this, Beretas has worked in ethical hacking and as a penetration tester for Aeris Secure. He holds a PhD in the field of IT and cybersecurity. He focuses on building software solutions, secure computer networks, and testing new programs to enhance telecommunications systems.


Dave Kennedy

Founder of TrustedSec, an information security consulting team, Dave Kennedy is a cybersecurity authority who aims to make the cyber world a more secure place. Prior to this, Kennedy was a chief security officer for Diebold International, a Fortune 100 Company. He has testified before Congress on issues of national security and has appeared as a national expert on TV.


Richard Bejtlich

Richard Bejtlich is the Principal Security Strategist at Corelight, a computer and network security group that captures, interprets, and connects data to improve a network’s defense. He’s previously been the Chief Security Strategist at FireEye, and Mandiant’s Chief Security Officer. Bejtlich first began his career as a military intelligence officer at the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team.


Mitchell Hashimoto

Mitchell Hashimoto co-founded HashiCorp with the aim of revolutionizing data center management. A passionate computer scientist and software developer, he has also created Vagrant, an open-source software product. Prior to this, Hashimoto has been an operations engineer at Kiip and a developer at CitrusByte.


Zuk Avraham

World-renowned white-hat hacker, angel investor, and security researcher, Zuk Avraham is the founder of ZecOps, a cybersecurity forensics automation firm. Avraham began his career as a security researcher in the IDF, before founding Zimperium a mobile threat defense solution in 2010. Often the subject of academic research, his security work is often quoted in Forbes and TIME.


Andrew Morris

High school dropout and former musician, Andrew Morris is the founder of GreyNoise Intelligence, a cybersecurity company that analyzes background noise and aims to eliminate pointless security alerts. Starting young, Morris began hacking computers at age 13 and has since been a security engineer at Intrepidus Group and a penetration tester at Knowledge Consulting Group.


Pierre Valade

Pierre Valade is the CEO of Jumbo Privacy, a free app that enables users to take back control of their data privacy and security from their phone. Valade has also held the position of design director at Microsoft. Prior to this, he was the CEO and founder of Sunrise Calendar, an electronic calendar app later acquired by Microsoft.


Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo founded Devo (then Logtrust) a cloud-native logging and security analytics company in 2011 following 20 years as the technical security director at Bankinter and founding a security software company. He specializes in providing solutions for unifying company access to data.


Kyle Hanslovan

Kyle Hanslovan is the co-founder and CEO of Huntress, a cybersecurity product that detects the unaddressed techniques hackers use. Previously, Hanslovan worked for the U.S. Intelligence Community where he supported both offensive and defensive cybersecurity operations. He often participates in the ethical hacking community as a black hat conference trainer.


Greg Keller

Writer, life bike racer, and software product nerd, Greg Keller is the CTO of JumpCloud, a directory as a service (DaaS) acting as a single point of authority to authenticate and authorize the identities of business’ employees. A true start-up veteran, Keller has set up multiple tech companies and has worked as a mentor for Techstars, an American seed accelerator.


Eugenio Pace

Eugenio Pace is the co-founder and CEO at Auth0, a drop-in solution for adding authentication and authorization services to applications. Launched in 2013, it’s an identity management service that allows developers to easily and securely authenticate access to their apps. Previously, Pace has worked as a lead program manager at Microsoft.


Greg Conti

Greg Conti is the co-founder and principal of Kopidion, a cybersecurity and professional services firm that aims to solve technical and strategic challenges for mid-size and large organizations. Conti has also developed and taught black hat courses. Previously he worked as a senior cyberwarfare advisor for the US Cyber Command.


Mark Curphey

Mark Curphey is the founder and CEO at Open Raven, a cloud-native data protection platform that prevents cloud security and privacy incidents. Curphey is also the founder of SourceClear, a software security company acquired by Veracode in 2018.


Ofer Israeli

As a pioneer of deception-based cybersecurity, Ofer Israeli is the founder and CEO of Illusive Networks and leads the company to be at the forefront of cyber defense. Prior to this, Israeli managed development teams at Israel’s cybersecurity Check Point Software Technologies. Holding a degree in computer science, he has also worked as a research assistant in the Atom Chip Lab focusing on theoretical Quantum Mechanics.


Mariano Nunez

Mariano Nunez began his career as a cybersecurity researcher and was the first to publicly present on cybersecurity risks affecting SAP platforms. He is the co-founder and CEO of Onapsis, a platform that monitors and mitigates cybersecurity risks. Prior to this, he’s worked in penetration testing, development of security software, and vulnerability research.


Jay Kaplan

Jay Kaplan co-founded Synack, a crowdsourced security platform. Previously, Kaplan has been a senior cyber analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he specialized in supporting counterterrorism related intelligence operations. He’s also served in various security-related capacities at the Department of Defense, including the Incident Response and Red Team.


Yasyf Mohamedali

Yasyf Mohamedali is the co-founder and CEO at Sym, a workflow automation platform that enables teams to build security and privacy controls. A serial developer, Mohamedali has recently built an AI note-taker for meetings and a search engine for classes at MIIT. He’s also spent time as a chief software architect at Foxtrot.


Itai Tevet

Itai Tevet is the co-founder and CEO at Intezer Labs, a deep tech cybersecurity startup providing security solutions by identifying the origins of software. Tevet has previously served as the head of the Israeli Defense Force’s cyber incident response team.


Evan Reiser

Evan Reiser is the CEO of Abnormal Security, a group that detects, analyzes, and stops targeted email attacks that evade traditional email security solutions. Previously, Reiser has worked in product management for Twitter and as CEO for AdStack, a behavioral profiling advertising company designed to apply data science to advertising technology.


Shrav Mehta

Shrav Mehta co-founded and is currently the CEO of Secureframe, a group on a mission to make powerful security simple and accessible for every business. They specialize in helping organizations obtain and maintain SOC 2 and ISO 27001 compliance to stay secure. Mehta has also held marketing and engineering positions at Scale AI.


Cillian Kieran

A physics and computer science college dropout, Cillian Kieran is the founder and CEO of Ethyca, a firm aiming to make data privacy compliance simple, scalable, and complete. Prior to this he was a founder and CEO of CKSK, a global transformation agency, and has worked in data analysis and visualization tools in the web application industry.


Dave Merkel

Working in the information security industry for 20 years, Dave Merkel is CEO of Expel, a transparent SOC providing 24/7 detection, response, and resilience. Previously he’s worked for the Air Force Office pursuing cybercriminals and performing digital forensic investigations. Merkel has also been the head of AOL’s technical security organization.


Joshua Motta

Self-confessed geek and licensed insurance broker, Joshua Motta is the co-founder and CEO of Coalition, a leading provider of cybersecurity and insurance, combining comprehensive insurance and proactive cybersecurity tools to help businesses manage and mitigate cyber risk. Motta has also been a special projects lead at Cloudflare.


Sanjay Beri

Sanjay Beri is the CEO and founder of Netskope, a security cloud that provides real-time data and threat protection when accessing cloud services, websites, and private apps. Beri is also the co-founder of Ingrian Networks, one of the world’s first data center encryption companies. He has also been VP & GM of Juniper Network’s secure access business unit.


Chris Ciborowski

Chris Ciborowski is the CEO and co-founder of Nebulaworks, a systems integrator that concentrates on bespoke solutions to address the human challenges of building and managing high-performance engineering teams. An industry veteran of over 20 years, Ciborowski has worked in various capacities including as a UNIX systems engineer and as CTO.