Ben Herzberg
Director of Threat Research
Imperva

Why Nominated: Under Ben Herzberg’s leadership, Imperva’s threat research team has uncovered key vulnerabilities in Facebook, Google Photos, Drupal and other online services and platforms.

Profile: Herzberg and his Imperva research team are charged with identifying and evaluating software flaws that undermine application and data security. In November 2018, Imperva disclosed a significant Facebook vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to extract private information about users and their contacts – including their likes, location and interests – by manipulating the graph search function to craft malicious search queries.

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