Brian Krebs

Brian Krebs

Investigative Reporter, Krebs On Security
Brian Krebs is a Journalist and Investigative Reporter. Krebs is the author of KrebsOnSecurity.com, a daily blog on computer security and cybercrime. From 1995 to 2009, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, where he covered tech policy, privacy and computer security, and authored the Security Fix blog. He is also known for interviewing hacker 0x80. On March 14, 2013, he became one of the first journalists to become a victim of swatting.
Michael Zalewski

Michael Zalewski

White hat Hacker, Former Google .Inc employee

Michał Zalewski, also known by the user name ‘lcamtuf’ is a “white hat” hacker, computer security expert and a former Google Inc. employee.He has been a prolific vulnerability researcher and a frequent Bugtraq poster since the mid-1990s, and has authored a number of programs for Unix-like operating systems. In 2005, Zalewski authored Silence on the Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks, a computer security book published by No Starch Press and subsequently translated into a number of languages. In 2011, Zalewski authored The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications, also published by No Starch Press.For his continued research on browser security, he was named one of the 15 most influential people in security and among the 100 most influential people in IT. Zalewski was one of the original creators of Argante, a virtual open source operating system. Among other projects, he also created p0f and American fuzzy lop.

Robin Wood

Robin Wood

Robin is a freelance security consultant specialised in web app testing. Performed tests for a range of companies from small local start-ups through to international banks and multi-national corporations and also ran custom training classes for various clients who need specific in-house training, author of a large number of open source tools and a regular contributor to various mailing lists and forums. Presented at conferences across the world including DEFCON, ShmooCon and Wild West Hackin’ Fest, Co-founder of SteelCon – one of the UKs most popular security conferences.

Malik Mesellem

Malik Mesellem

CEO, IT Security Auditor & Penetration Tester, MME BVBA

Malik Mesellem is an IT security professional with over 15 years of experience. Malik has always had a passion for Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing… obsessed with Windows and Web Application (in)Security. In 2010, he started his own company, MME BVBA. MME is specialized in IT Security Audits, User Awareness Campaigns, Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Testing and Security Training. Malik gives master classes, lectures and workshops on conferences and for several institutions. Malik is an OWASP ZAP evangelist and used to be a mentor for the SANS Institute, mentoring the SANS ‘SEC560 – Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking’ course. Malik is also the founder and developer of bWAPP. bWAPP, or a buggy web application, is a free and open source deliberately insecure web application. It helps security enthusiasts, developers and students to discover and to prevent web vulnerabilities. bWAPP prepares one to conduct successful penetration testing and ethical hacking projects. What makes bWAPP so unique? Well, it has over 100 web vulnerabilities! It covers all major known web bugs, including all risks from the OWASP Top 10 project. It has 100.000+ downloads worldwide.

Mohit Kumar

Mohit Kumar

Founder & CEO, HackerNews

Cyber Security Analyst, Trainer, Infosec Journalist, Tech Blogger, Speaker, Traveller and Part-time Hacker. Founder and CEO of The Hacker News — attracting over 10 million monthly readers, THN has internationally been recognized as the leading, most trusted news source of hacking and cyber security for the technologists. THN as a dedicated cybersecurity and hacking news platform, which has turned into one of the biggest Information Security channels, working as a bridge between a large number of communities, leading security researchers, Geeks, Techies, Business grads, CISOs, along with thousands of other Security Professionals.

Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick

CEO and Chief 'White Hat' Hacker, Mitnick security

Once one of the FBI’s Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. As CEO and chief “white hat” hacker at one of the most advanced boutique security firms in the world, Kevin mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the leading global authority. Kevin and his Global Ghost Team now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering.Kevin’s insights on current events are highly sought, leading to hundreds of media appearances. Kevin’s books include ‘Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers’ and ‘Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security’, which are mandatory readings for security professionals.

Katie Moussouris

Katie Moussouris

Founder and CEO, Luta Security, Inc.

Katie Moussouris is a noted authority on vulnerability disclosure and bug bounties, and Founder and CEO of Luta Security, a company that specializes in process improvement for handling vulnerabilities. She created Microsoft’s bug bounty programs and started Microsoft Vulnerability Research. She is also a Subject Matter Expert for ISO standards in vuln disclosure (29147), vuln handling processes (30111) and secure development (27034). She is a Visiting Scholar with MIT Sloan School, doing research on the vulnerability economy and exploit market. She is a New America Foundation Fellow and Harvard Belfer Affiliate. She is also part of the official US Wassenaar delegation. She is on various CFP review boards and is an adviser to the Center for Democracy and Technology.