Scott Chasin - former CTO, McAfee
Scott has over 25 years in information security as a technologist, visionary and entrepreneur. Having successfully built a number of security related companies with successful exits, Scott was recently CTO of McAfee's Cloud and Content business Unit after his last startup, email security firm MX Logic was acquired by McAfee in 2009. Previous to MX Logic, Scott founded USA.NET in 1995, which was later acquired by Perimeter Security. In 1990 Scott founded and moderated Bugtraq, the first full-disclosure alerting service, which was acquired by Symantec. Scott is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events around the the world on topics ranging from Security, Cloud Computing, Identity Management, Phishing, Spam, Botnets and Malware.
Alan Matthews - Co-Founder, Rapid7
Alan Matthews co-founded Rapid7 in 2000 to address the need he saw in the market for network security. Prior to this venture, Alan was a consultant to the investment banking group at Merrill Lynch, developed mortgage-backed securities software at First Boston, coordinated and operated computer graphics lab at HBO/Time Warner, and in the late 1970s served as a programmer and designer for the VM operating system at IBM.
Ed Skoudis - Co-founder, SANS & InGuardians
Ed Skoudis is a founder and senior security consultant with InGuardians. Ed's expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, the information security industry, and computer privacy issues, with over fifteen years of experience in information security. Ed authored and regularly teaches the SANS courses on network penetration testing (Security 560) and incident response (Security 504), helping over three thousand information security professionals each year improve their skills and abilities to defend their networks. He is a SANS Institute Fellow, as well as the Curriculum Lead for SANS Penetration Testing courses. He has performed numerous security assessments; conducted exhaustive anti-virus, anti-spyware, Virtual Machine, and IPS research; and responded to computer attacks for clients in financial, high technology, healthcare, and other industries.
Ed conducted a demonstration of hacker techniques against financial institutions for the United States Senate and is a frequent speaker on issues associated with hacker tools and defenses. He has published numerous articles on these topics as well as the Prentice Hall best sellers Counter Hack Reloaded and Malware: Fighting Malicious Code. Ed was also awarded 2004-2011 Microsoft MVP awards for Windows Server Security and is an alumnus of the Honeynet Project. Previous to InGuardians, Ed served as a security consultant with International Network Services (INS), Global Integrity, Predictive Systems, SAIC, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore).
Rob Cheyne - CEO, SafeLight Security
Rob is the CEO of Safelight Security, a leading provider of both instructor-led and computer-based security training. He is a Boston-based information security expert who has taught information security training classes to over ten thousand students, including developers, architects, and managers for industry-leading organizations.
Rob has 20 years of experience in the information technology field and has been working in information security since 1998. Over the years, he has played the role of software developer, systems integrator, security consultant and trainer. Rob was a co-founder of @stake, a highly regarded pioneer in information security consulting. In this role, he led and conducted secure architecture and design reviews, secure code reviews, application penetration tests, security assessments, and training for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Rob worked on @stake's SmartRisk Analyzer team, building software that automatically scans applications for vulnerabilities, and he was the author of LC4, a version of the award-winning L0phtCrack password auditing tool. @stake was acquired by Symantec Corporation in October 2004.
David Dunn - Government Marketing Assistance Program Director, Lehigh University
David Dunn has over 35 years of experience in finance, business ownership and management. Mr. Dunn began an Investment Banking career that spanned 20 years, initially at Goldman Sachs, moving to Shearson, Lehman, Hutton, and ending as a senior executive managing the global commodities business of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, in Toronto, Ont.
Upon retiring from this line of work in the mid 1990's he acquired a small manufacturing company in Southern Vermont called Tree Spirit. After an acquisition, he doubled sales and sold the company to Lamson & Goodnow, Mfg., in 2000, where he became president and helped grow revenue from $4MM to over $10MM/annum. In 2005, Mr. Dunn then moved on to serve as the Executive Director of a large non-profit medical service and then joined the VtSBDC in 2008. Mr. Dunn currently serves as the Government Marketing Assistance Program Director for the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center, a Chair of the Brattleboro Union Schools Board, a trustee of Burlington College, Treasurer of the United Way of Windham County, and a steering committee member of the Vermont Investors Forum.