Taner has been a networking and security innovator for two decades. In 2004, he accepted a position as Sr. Software & Operations engineer at facebook, officially becoming employee #1. Prior to facebook, Taner’s work on custom internal tools and production network principles helped eBay to establish the company’s reputation as a reliable, secure online marketplace. Taner’s early work at Frontier Globalcenter (Global Crossings) helped propel the company the forefront of the optical carrier market. He brings to the table a wealth of experience in the areas of big data, security, and operations.
For more than fifteen years Francis Landolf led public sector organizations responsible for delivering time-critical services essential for informed military and National level decisions. The organizations he created and led performed analysis of signals, communications systems and computer networks. They also developed and deployed the processing solutions that transformed network and communications data into a form consumable by intelligence analysts. Successful prosecution of such complex missions required navigating an immensely diverse work force through a rapidly changing political, economic and technological landscape. In recognition of his accomplishments he was awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Award by the National Security Agency in 2005 and received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award in 2004.
Robert Stratton has been involved in the field of information security for almost 3 decades. He founded the security organization at one of the first “tier 1” Internet service providers, helped grow one of the first network intrusion detection product companies, and founded and sold a boutique consultancy specializing in the security challenges of very large-scale and multinational networks. At In-Q-Tel, he scouted early-stage technologies with both a viable commercial market and applicability to difficult Intelligence Community challenges. He currently works with the investment community to better understand the information security market, and works with entrepreneurs to adapt their offerings to changing market conditions.
Lance Cottrell develops Internet privacy systems. Cottrell launched the commercial privacy service, Anonymizer.com, in 1995 while studying towards a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of California, San Diego. Cottrell was the original coder for the Mixmaster anonymous remailer and designed version 1 Mixmaster Protocol. As president of Anonymizer.com and in conjunction with the EFF, Cottrell established the Kosovo Privacy Project which, using Anonymizer.com services, allowed individuals to report from the 1999 Kosovo war zone without fear of retaliation. Cottrell’s company Anonymizer Inc. was acquired by Abraxas Corporation in April 2008 and Cottrell now serves as Chief Scientist for the company. Cottrell is a noted privacy advocate and has appeared in dozens of interviews on radio, TV, and in print, as well as speaking at numerous conferences.
Chris Wysopal is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Veracode, where he is responsible for the security analysis capabilities of Veracode technology. Mr. Wysopal is recognized as an expert and a well known speaker in the information security field and was recently named one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTO’s and one of the 100 most influential people in IT by the editorial staffs of eWeek, CIO Insight and Baseline Magazine.