Old School – ESW #217
Christopher Crowley has more than 20 years of industry experience managing and securing networks, his first job in the field was as an Ultrix and VMS systems administrator at 15 years old. He currently works as an independent consultant in the Washington, DC area focusing on effective computer network defense via Montance® LLC: providing cybersecurity assessment, and framework development services enabling clients to create a new SOC, or improve existing security operations. He is the course author for SOC-Class, his course on effective cybersecurity operations; and a Senior Instructor at the SANS Institute. He holds a multitude of cyber security industry certifications. He travels globally to teach and present at conferences. He brings this global perspective to efforts such as the SOC Survey: a study of SOCs, which he has authored for five years.
Amit is a Principal Researcher at Uptycs. He has specialization in threat detection, threat intelligence and security architecture. Prior to Uptycs, he has worked with leading cyber security companies like Mcafee, Fireeye and Netskope. He holds multiple patents in the area of threat detection and analysis. He actively contributes in security communities through blogs, trainings and tools.
Ganesh Pai is Founder & CEO of Uptycs. He is a Boston-based entrepreneur and technologist (formerly Akamai, Verivue, NetDevices) and has been awarded multiple U.S. patents. Ganesh received a BE degree in electronics and communication engineering from Mangalore University and a MS in computer science from Temple University.