Chris is currently serving as a vCISO or advisor for a number of entities and organizations around the globe. He’s most recently been working on a number of projects within the deception, identity, cryptography, and services space. Over the years, he’s founded or worked with a number of organizations specializing in OSINT/SIGING/HUMINT research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, and deception technologies. These days he’s working on spreading the risk, maturity, collaboration and communication word across the industry.
Since the late 90’s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and advisory services in his quest to protect and defend businesses and individuals against various types of attack. Prior to that he jumped out of planes for a living, visiting all sorts of interesting countries and cultures while doing his best to avoid getting shot at too often. (Before that, he managed to get various computers confiscated by a number of European entities.)
He’s considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry. He’s also getting a name for himself in the transportation arena, basically anything with wings, wheels, tracks, tyres, fins, props or paddles has been the target for research for the last 10-15 years…to interesting effect.
Chris has led or been involved in information security assessments and engagements for the better part of 25 years and has a wealth of experience with regulations such as GLBA, GDPR, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA, and NERC/FERC. He has also worked with government, state and federal authorities on standards such as CMS, ISO, and NIST.
Chris has been credentialed in many of the top IT and information security disciplines and as a CyberSecurity advocate and passionate industry voice, he is regularly featured in national newspapers, television news, industry publications and several documentaries. He can typically be found waving arms on a stage somewhere on this planet…or hacking into whatever’s taken his fancy…(Cows being one of the more bizarre things, we’ll ignore things in space for now.)
As one of the well-known hackers and researchers, Chris is routinely invited to speak at industry conferences. CNN, The Washington Post, WIRED, Business Insider, USA Today, Forbes, Newsweek, BBC News, Wall Street Journal, and numerous others have covered him in the media.
And worst case, to jog the memory, Chris was the researcher who gained global attention in 2015 for demonstrating the linkage between various aviation systems, both on the ground and while in the air that allowed the exploitation of attacks against flight control system.
Chloé Messdaghi is the VP of Strategy at Point3 Security. She is a security researcher advocate who strongly believes that information security is a humanitarian issue. Besides her passion to keep people safe and empowered online & offline, she is driven to fight for hacker rights. She is the founder of WomenHackerz & the President and cofounder of Women of Security (WoSEC), podcaster for ITSP Magazine’s The Uncommon Journey, and runs the Hacker Book Club.
Miju Han is the Director of Product Management at HackerOne, where she leads a team of product managers, data scientists, and engineers to build and launch practical and actionable tooling for security teams. With a background in both data and security, Miju has a keen eye for spotting increased efficiency and automation in modern security practices. Miju previously served as a Director of Product at GitHub, where she pitched and launched security alerts on top of the dependency graph, one of the first large-scale efforts to embed security best practices into core development tooling. GitHub’s security alerts won a 2018 technology of the year award from InfoWorld, and more importantly, have lead to the patching of almost ten million vulnerabilities. Miju began her career working on data science at content platforms such as YouTube, Beats Music/Apple, and TuneIn. Outside of work she’s an avid painter and competitive powerlifter. She has previously spoken at QCon and Looker JOIN. She keynoted GitHub Universe in 2017.
Greg Young has 30 years of experience in enterprise class security. As a Research Vice President with Gartner for 13 years Greg advised thousands of companies and governments on how to better secure themselves, evaluated and advised hundreds of security vendors, and has seen those same technologies successfully used, abused, put on a shelf, or pushed into a deep hole and never to be spoken of again. At Gartner he led research for network security, threat trends, data center security, cloud netsec and microsegmentation. He authored more than 20 Magic Quadrants for firewall, IPS, WAF, and UTM, and was Conference Chair for 4 Security Summits.
Greg headed several large security consulting practices, was CISO for the Department of Communications, and was Chief Security Architect for a security product company.
Previously, Greg was a commissioned officer in the military police and counter-intelligence branch working as a Certifier/Accreditor at the national authority, and received the Confederation Medal from the Governor General of Canada for his work with smart card security.
Greg was named in the “12 Most Powerful Security Companies” and as one of “100 Most Powerful Voices In Worldwide Security”.
Andy Skrei is the VP of worldwide sales engineering at Exabeam, a company that provides next-generation security intelligence and management solutions to help organizations protect their most valuable information. He previously worked as a lead security engineer at eBay, developing and deploying technologies for its global SOC.