Tackling the Perennial Problem of Device Management, News, BlackHat Interviews – Jason Meller – ESW #329

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1. Tackling the Perennial Problem of Device Management – Jason Meller – ESW #329

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Jason Meller
Founder and CEO at Kolide

Jason Meller is the founder and CEO of Kolide, a Device Trust solution for teams with Okta. He has spent his 15-year career building technology that enables cybersecurity professionals to protect their interests and successfully defend from sophisticated and organized global cyber threats. Jason started his security and product career at GE’s elite computer incident response team, led by Richard Bejtlich (the father of modern network security monitoring). From there, Jason moved to the legendary Mandiant Corporation (acquired by FireEye) quickly working his way up from an entry-level analyst position to becoming the Chief Security Strategist. He conceptualized, built, and deployed key products, including their managed services and threat intelligence offerings. He also organized, structured, and led the engineering strike team to facilitate and grow high-profile partnerships and key strategic initiatives. Jason has also co-founded and served as CEO of Threat Stack, a Techstars-backed cloud security startup.

Jason’s proven track record and passion for building purpose-built cybersecurity products led him to launch Kolide. Today, Kolide provides companies across the globe with a solution that should have been built years ago, along with the security guidelines and education for employees to achieve compliance without resorting to rigid management in today’s digital economy. Jason received his B.S. at the University of Connecticut.


Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Product Marketer and Content Strategist

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Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Product Marketer and Content Strategist
VP Traceable.ai, Cyber Angel Investor and Advisor at 90 Degree Ventures

3. Ransomware Economy Players, Pentest War Stories, & Ransomware Groups Working Together – ESW #329

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John Shier
Field CTO Commercial at Sophos

John Shier is a Field CTO Commercial at Sophos with more than two decades of cybersecurity experience. He’s passionate about protecting consumers and organizations from advanced threats, and has researched everything from costly ransomware to illicit dark web activity, uncovering insights needed to strengthen proactive cybersecurity defenses.

John is often consulted by press, and has been quoted in publications like Reuters, WIRED, Fortune, CNN, The Hill, Fast Co, Yahoo, and more. He’s also a frequent speaker at industry events like RSA Conference, Infosec, Cebit, Gitex, and more.

Based in Toronto, John is available on Twitter (@john_shier) and can be reached via email at [email protected].

Snehal Antani
CEO and Co-Founder at Horizon3.ai

Snehal Antani is co-founder and CEO of Horizon3.ai. Prior to Horizon3.ai, he was CTO of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), CTO of Splunk, and a CIO within GE Capital. Antani holds 18 patents granted by the USPTO in data processing, cloud computing, and virtualization. He regularly participates in keynote speeches and often writes articles on leadership, innovation, digital transformation, data security, and cloud security.

Jon Miller
CEO & Co-Founder at Halcyon

Jon Miller is the CEO & Co-founder of Halcyon with 25+ years working in the cybersecurity industry. Prior to Halcyon, Jon was the CEO & Co-founder of Boldend, a next-generation defense contractor focused on building offensive tools for the US Government. Previous to Boldend, Jon held the title of Chief Research Officer of Cylance (now Blackberry) where he focused on malware and product efficacy. Prior to Cylance, Jon was employee number 70 at Accuvant (now Optiv) where with a group of others he helped build and lead the largest technical consultancy at the time Accuvant LABS, working with over 95% of the Fortune 500 as an offensive security expert. Before Accuvant, Jon was a ten year veteran penetration tester, serving as one of the first in the industry working for the Internet Security Systems (now IBM) X-Force.


Senior Vice President, Audience Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance
Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Sytems
Brainstem Hacker and InfoSec Enthusiast at Redacted