Events

Events

Alejandro Hernandez – IOActive

Why Nominated: A top security consultant who has dedicated himself to improving security for over 15 years, Alejandro Hernández was responsible for uncovering major security flaws in stock trading technologies. Profile: Alejandro Hernández, who presented new, ground-breaking research regarding security flaws in stock trading technologies during the 2018 Black Hat conference, also discovered significant stock trading…

Erez Yalon – Checkmarx

Why nominated: Erez Yalon’s he has put his talents and tools he had previously developed as an independent security researcher to work at Checkmarx to help find vulnerabilities at wide range of websites. This includes Tinder where he found security flaws could have allowed an attacker to monitor a user’s interaction with the app and…

Elisa Costante – Forescout Technologies

Why Nominated: Elisa Costante conducts research on critical infrastructure and industrial systems and then applies her findings toward the development of important technology solutions. She recently developed a specialization in business automation systems, last year revealing five vulnerabilities in popular BAS devices. Profile: Costante’s nearly 20 years of career research has led to discoveries on how…

Ray Rothrock – RedSeal

Why Nominated: Having spent decades leading and advising both technology and information security companies, Rothrock knows that cybersecurity for any organization goes well beyond just deploying and managing strong technologies. It’s also about strategically thinking about security needs holistically top down. And, for him, this means that since every entity is a “cyber organization,” the…

Lisa Plaggemier – Infosec

Why nominated: Lisa Plaggemier entered the cybersecurity community after holding marketing roles at the likes of Ford Motor Company. Having started this path with CDK Global where she was the director of security culture, risk and client advocacy, she found that leveraging her years of global marketing and advertising effectively enabled her to convince employees,…

Ryan Kalember – Proofpoint

Why Nominated: Having started his career as a cybersecurity practitioner gaining experience in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, Kalember has first-hand global knowledge of what practitioners deal with day-in and day-out in terms of compliance, threat and other challenges. Now, in referencing some 20 years of experience that engages both…

Steve Grobman – McAfee

Why Nominated:  With over 20 years of experience, Grobman has held numerous technical and cybersecurity leadership positions over the years. In these various roles – from his time as an Intel Fellow to his current position setting the technical and strategic directions for McAfee’s next-generation cyberdefense and data science technologies, threat and vulnerability research, and…

Greg Lesnewich – Recorded Future

Why Nominated: With a focus on state-sponsored espionage campaigns and Middle Eastern- borne cyber threats, as a Threat Intelligence Analyst at Recorded Future, Greg Lesnewich provides detailed threat actor and malware profiles to some of the world’s most influential organizations. Profile:  An expert in threat actor infrastructure, Lesnewich has more recently trained his focus on…

Ophir Harpaz – Guardicore

Why nominated: After spending several years working on email security products, Ophir Harpaz became interested in understanding how malware worked. She then began working as a cybercrime researcher specializing in financial malware and hunted banking trojans and analyzed their malicious payloads. More specifically, she dealt with JavaScript code injected to banking web applications which was…

Amina Bashir – Flashpoint

Why Nominated: Flashpoint analyst Amina Bashir is her company’s go-to subject-matter expert on the threat landscape of the Indian subcontinent. In her role, she has authored key research on the malicious use of chatbots, as well as vulnerabilities in the emerging wireless communications paradigm known as Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA). Profile: As a member of Flashpoint’s…

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