American Privacy and Security Researcher
Samy Kamkar is an independent security researcher, known for creating The MySpace worm, the fastest- spreading virus of all time. His open source software, hardware, and research highlights the insecurities and privacy implications in everyday technologies, such as the Evercookie, which produces virtually immutable respawning cookies, and SkyJack, a drone that wirelessly hijacks and autonomously controls other drones. His work has been cited by the NSA, triggered hearings on Capitol Hill, and been the basis for security advancements in vehicles, smartphones, and across other technologies.
American Journalist and Investigative Reporter
Brian Krebs is an independent investigative reporter who writes about cybercrime at the award-winning website KrebsOnSecurity.com. Formerly with The Washington Post, Krebs is probably best known for breaking stories on high-profile data breaches, including those that hit Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and Ashley Madison.
Krebs’s book, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime – From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door – is a New York Times Bestseller. He received the National Press Foundation’s Chairman’s Citation, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners gave Krebs the “Guardian Award,” an honor given journalists “whose determination, perseverance, and commitment to the truth have contributed significantly to the fight against fraud.
Admiral Paul Becker
Rear Admiral, US Navy
Rear Admiral Paul Becker, US Navy Retired, served 30 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer in peace, crisis and combat. Formerly the Intelligence Director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, RADM Becker is now a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University’s College of Science. In 2016, RADM Becker founded the Becker T3 Group LLC, a service disabled, veteran-owned small business focused on global risk management, business intelligence, cybersecurity, and organizational leadership. The Naval Intelligence Community recognized RADM Becker in 2016 by establishing the “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity” Leadership Award in his honor.
CEO, Recorded Future, Inc.
Dr. Christopher Ahlberg is the CEO of Recorded Future, Inc. and Chairman of Hult International Business School. He advises a series of start up companies. Earlier Ahlberg was the president of the Spotfire Division of TIBCO, which he founded in 1996 and in 2007 sold to TIBCO (Nasdaq: TIBX) for $195M. Spotfire was founded based on his ground-breaking research on information visualization. Dr. Ahlberg earned his doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology, worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland, and has lectured and consulted extensively for industry, academia, military, and intelligence communities – as well as published & lectured in computer science, cybersecurity, psychology, linguistics, biology, and chemistry. He has five granted software patents, and multiple pending.
Dr. Ahlberg was named among the World’s Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT’s Magazine of Innovation in 2002. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Threat Intelligence Researcher, Recorded Future
Winnona DeSombre is an Asia Pacific threat intelligence researcher at Recorded Future, focusing on Chinese underground hacking communities and East Asian cyber espionage campaigns. She tracks trends in cybercriminal activity, analyses new malware and tooling, and improves East-Asian sourcing within Recorded Future.
Associate VP, Northeastern University
Craig Gruber, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice President of Northeastern University’s Homeland Security Innovation Campus in Burlington Massachusetts and an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Science. Dr. Gruber is an information warfare-qualified Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy Reserve, and served as Executive Officer for the Cryptologic Warfare Group-6 (formerly NIOC Maryland) Detachment at Fort Devens, MA before taking over as the Executive Officer for DIA 0501.
VP Threat Intelligence and Customer Success, Recorded Future
As Vice President of Threat Intelligence and Customer Success at Recorded Future, Levi Gundert leads the continuous effort to measurably decrease operational risk for customers. Previous industry roles include VP of Cyber Threat Intelligence at Fidelity Investments, Technical Leader at Cisco Talos, Principal Analyst at Team Cymru, and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent within the Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF). Gundert is a prolific speaker, blogger, and columnist.
Director of Strategic Threat Development, Recorded Future
Priscilla Moriuchi is an experienced threat intelligence manager and senior expert on East Asia and Pacific regional and cyber issues. Before coming to Recorded Future, Priscilla spent 12 years in the U.S. intelligence community and, most recently, led the National Security Agency’s East Asia and Pacific cyber threats office.
Chief of Intelligence Solutions, Recorded Future
Stu Solomon is Chief of Intelligence Solutions at Recorded Future, the leading threat intelligence company. In this role, Stu is responsible for setting the direction of, building and delivering Recorded Future’s industry leading threat intelligence SaaS capabilities and services. Under Stu’s leadership, Insight Venture Partners acquired Recorded Future for $780 million in May 2019 — the highest exit for a threat intelligence company in history. Prior to joining Recorded Future, Stu served as Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for the Global Security VAR and Integration firm Optiv. Before Optiv, Stu was in various leadership roles at iSIGHT Partners and Bank of America and as an active duty officer in the US Air Force among others. Currently also a senior officer in the Air National Guard focused on cyber operations, he holds a J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Recorded Future
Staffan Truvé is the co-founder and CTO of Recorded Future. He has co-founded over 15 software companies, including visualization pioneer Spotfire (acquired by Tibco) and Appgate (now Cryptzone) for network security. Staffan holds a PhD in computer science from Chalmers University of Technology. He has been a visiting Fulbright Scholar at MIT. His research interests include threat intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, and information visualization. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Software Engineer, Recorded Future
Josefin Ondrus has a Master’s degree in Computer Science (algorithms, languages and logic) from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. At Recorded Future she focuses on the design and implementation of new machine learning strategies for natural language processing (NLP). She is also a co-founder and board member of the newly started non-profit organization, Gothenburg Artificial Intelligence Alliance.