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.
Mikko Hyppönen

Mikko Hyppönen

Chief Resource Officer, F-Secure

Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure in Finland. He has fought the biggest virus outbreaks in the net over the last 20 years. His TED Talk is the most viewed computer security talk in the world. Tagged as a “Code Warrior” by Vanity Fair, Hypponen is a go-to expert on cybercrime for international news media.

Graham Cluley

Graham Cluley

Senior Technology Consultant, Sophos

Graham Cluley is one of the world’s leading experts in viruses and spam, and works as Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos. He has given talks around the world at events such as EICAR, ICSA, Virus Bulletin and the European Internet Security Forum on the virus threat, and is a respected industry expert. Graham has made many media appearances commenting on the threats posed by spam and viruses, including BBC TV News, Good Morning America, CNN, BBC Panorama, BBC Newsnight, ITN, Channel 4 News, 5 News, Sky News, GMTV, BBC Breakfast, IRN, CNet Radio, BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, and BBC World Service. Graham has also written regular columns on computer security for publications such as IT Week, Computer Weekly and VNUNet.

Runa A. Sandvik

Runa A. Sandvik

Board Member, The Signal Foundation

Runa A. Sandvik is a Privacy and Security Researcher, working at the intersection of technology, law and policy. She teaches digital security to journalists and helps media organizations improve their security posture. She is a Technical Advisor to Freedom of the Press Foundation and the TrueCrypt Audit project, and a member of the review board for Black Hat Europe.

Dan Goodin

Dan Goodin

Secuirty Editor, Ars Technica

Dan Goodin is Security Editor at Ars Technica, where he oversees coverage of malware, computer espionage, botnets, and hardware hacking. A journalist with more than 15 years experience, he has been chronicling the exploits of white-hat, grey-hat and black-hat hackers since 2005 as a reporter for the Associated Press and later, The Register. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley.

Alison Gianotto

Alison Gianotto

Founder & CEO, Grokability Inc.

She is the founder and CEO of Grokability Inc., SaaS solutions for small business IT, including the open source project Snipe-IT. She was the Co-founder and CTO of Mass Mosaic. She was CTO of Noise. As a CTO of Noise, she had played a key role in technical and social strategy for clients such as Sunkist, GE, Intel, Chase, JP Morgan, Panasonic, CBS, University of California, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Amazon and vitaminwater — in addition to leading the noise social media strategy, managing our social networking accounts and spearheading a company blog.

Brian Honan

Brian Honan

Chief Executive Officer, BH Consulting

Brian Honan is recognized as an industry expert on information security, providing consulting services to clients in various industry segments. Honan’s work also includes advising various Government security agencies and the European Commission on matters relating to information security. In 2008, he founded the Irish Reporting and Information Security Service (IRISS www.iriss.ie) which is Ireland’s first CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team). He has addressed a number of major conferences on information security. He is author of the book “ISO 27001 in a Windows Environment,” he has published a number of technical papers and he has been technical editor and reviewer of a number of industry recognized publications. He is also the European editor for the SANS Institute’s weekly SANS NewsBites.

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.

Mark Dowd

Mark Dowd

Co-founder & Director, Azimuth Security

An expert in application security, specializing primarily in host and server based Operating Systems. He is currently the director of Azimuth Security, a botique security company he founded that specializes in code review and cutting edge security research. Prior to starting Azimuth, his professional experience includes several years as a senior researcher at a fortune 500 company, where he uncovered a variety of major vulnerabilities in ubiquitous Internet software. He also worked as a Principal Security Architect for McAfee, where he was responsible for internal code audits, secure programming classes, and undertaking new security initiatives. Mark has also co-authored a book on the subject of application security named “The Art of Software Security Assessment,” and has spoken at several industry-recognized conferences.

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

Senior Security Advocate, Akamai Technologies

Martin McKeay is a Senior Security Advocate at Akamai, joining the company in 2011. As a member of Akamai’s Security Intelligence Team, he is responsible for researching security threats, customer education and industry intelligence. With over fifteen years of experience in the security space and five years of direct Payment Card Industry work, McKeay has provided expertise to hundreds of companies. He is also the author of the Network Security Blog and host of the Network Security Podcast. He writes for the Security Intelligence Blog and InfoSecurity Magazine.

Jennifer Leggio

Jennifer Leggio

Chief Marketing Officer at Flashpoint, Board and Portfolio Advisor

Jennifer Leggio, SVP of Marketing for Digital Shadows, is a specialized marketer and strategist who has spent more than 15 years defining the messaging, positioning, and go-to-market strategies of security companies. Before Digital Shadows, Jennifer was Senior Director of Security Market Strategy at Cisco, a role she assumed after the $2.7 billion acquisition of Sourcefire. At Sourcefire, Jennifer was Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications, and was previously the Director of Corporate Communications for Fortinet, where she spent more than five years, and managed communications through the company’s successful IPO. She has been a contributing writer on marketing trends for both Forbes.com and ZDNet, and is a mentor or advisor for several small cybersecurity organizations.

 

Eleanor Dallaway

Eleanor Dallaway

Editorial Director at Reed Exhibitions

Eleanor Dallaway is Editor of Infosecurity Magazine, she spends her working days interviewing industry professionals, keeping the website updated with news on an hourly basis, editing the magazine, and attending industry events. 

Neira Jones

Neira Jones

Partner, Account Ltd

With more than 20 years in financial services, Neira has played a leading role in revolutionising payment security. Currently Partner at Accourt Ltd, she is responsible for the Risk & Digital practice providing strategic advice to organisations wishing to deploy a business-led approach to risk and security. Formerly Director of Payment Security and Fraud at Barclaycard, she was responsible for the security compliance and risk management of some 100,000 merchants and 3rd parties, as well as developing innovative fraud offerings. She received the Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013 Award (Merchant Payments Ecosystem) and the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year Award 2012. She has also worked for Oracle and Unisys.

Dan Lohrmann

Dan Lohrmann

Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan

Dan Lohrmann is an internationally recognized security leader, technologist and author. Lohrmann currently serves as Michigan’s Chief Security Officer (CSO). During his 26-year career which began at the National Security Agency, he has served both public and private organizations which span the globe as a network engineer, IT Director, CTO, CISO and CIO. He is the author of the book Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web. He is also a globally recognized speaker on many IT topics, including best-practice government technology plans. He has received numerous professional awards including CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Top 100. He serves as an adviser for Information Assurance (IA) programs at four universities.