Chief Technology Officer, IOActive, Inc.
As IOActive's Chief Technology Officer, Gunter Ollmann
plays a key role in shaping IOActive's services strategy as the company embarks
on its next phase of growth and leadership in innovative service offerings in
semiconductor security, embedded software risks and device threats.
Prior to joining IOActive, Ollmann served as the vice
president of research at Damballa, where he focused on inventing new crimeware
mitigation technologies and the identification of criminal operators behind
botnets and other advanced persistent threats. Before joining Damballa, Ollmann
held several strategic positions at IBM Internet Security Systems (IBM ISS),
most recently as chief security strategist. In this role, he was responsible
for predicting the evolution of future threats and helping guide IBM's overall
security research and protection strategy, as well as serving as the key IBM
spokesperson on evolving threats and mitigation techniques. He also held the
role of director of X-Force and was former head of X-Force security assessment
services for EMEA while at ISS (which was acquired by IBM in 2006).
Ollmann has been a contributor to multiple leading
international IT and security focused magazines and journals, and he has
authored, developed and delivered a number of highly technical courses on Web
application security. He is a well-known industry speaker worldwide and is
often invited to present at various international security conferences. Ollmann
is also highly regarded in the press as an expert source on security threats
and is frequently quoted by the international media.
Mr. Carrillo has more than 20 years of
technological industry and network security experience. He currently serves as
a team leader within Mandiant’s Threat Intelligence group. Prior to his current
role, he led multiple intrusion investigations affecting Fortune 500 companies
and has instructed federal law enforcement officers on cyber crime
investigations. In addition to experience in incident response, Mr. Carrillo
has managed and secured global networks, performed network surveillance and
electronic evidence discovery for the Department of Defense, federal agencies
and the commercial sector.
Prior to joining Mandiant, Mr. Carrillo served a
distinguished 24-year career in the U.S. Air Force as a communications officer.
In 2006, Major Carrillo was selected to serve as the first commander for the
newly established Integrated Network Operations and Security Center West. He
led a 260-person team of military, civilian and contractor personnel
responsible for operating, maintaining and defending U.S. Air Force classified,
unclassified and coalition networks.
His strong technical background and leadership
history led to his selection as the Director of Operations, Headquarters Air
Force Space Command, Network Operations and Security Center. Captain Carrillo led
an 80-person team responsible for ensuring highly reliable and secure network
operations in support of space surveillance, satellite control, space launch
and ballistic missile warning.
Mr. Carrillo, then Lieutenant Carrillo, was
member of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Technical Monitoring
Team. Operating from multiple locations in the national capital region, he was
responsible for performing advanced network intrusion investigations. During
this time, he developed groundbreaking tactics techniques and procedures in
support of counterintelligence and network intrusion investigations.
Director of Malware Research, Attack Research, LLC
Russ Nolen has many
years of experience in information security fulfilling many diverse roles from being a core component of an Incident Response operation to managing an effective Red Team.
Previous to his work at Attack Research, he worked in various parts of the United States Government focusing his research on nation state profiling/threats, reverse engineering, and leading Red Teams. He has a vast amount of experience in both the commercial and government sectors. Russ excels both at malware reverse engineering, which enables him to deeply understand how the attackers do what they do, as well as at high end Red Teaming where he has to penetrate sophisticated and well protected high value systems. He has responded to some of the industries' largest and significant breaches in the
commercial and the government sectors.
Along with his research Russ has taught and spoken at various industry conferences such as Black Hat and the Malware Technical Exchange meeting. Russ currently serves as the Director of Malware Research at Attack Research, LLC.
Lecturer, Rice University; Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
Bronk, Ph.D., is the Baker Institute fellow in information technology policy.
He holds additional appointments in the Baker Institute Center for Energy
Studies, Rice University’s Department of Computer Science and the University of
Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. His research is focused in the area of
cyber geopolitics with additional work in innovation, knowledge management,
international politics, and policy related to intelligence and international
to arriving at Rice, Bronk was a software developer in a technology startup and
then spent time as a Foreign Service Officer, finishing his tenure at the State
Department in its Office of eDiplomacy. In addition to significant work in the
cyber security area he has published on a broad set of issues including:
broadband and wifi policy; IT sector energy consumption; intelligence and
information sharing issues; US-Mexico policy; and digital diplomacy. Bronk’s
most recent work is in the area of computing and energy with an emphasis on the
oil & gas industry.
has provided commentary and opinion for a variety of news outlets, including the
New York Times, Foreign Policy, Der Spiegel, Scientific American, the Wall Street
Journal, NPR, the BBC and the Houston Chronicle. Holding a Ph.D. from The
Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Bronk also studied international
relations at Oxford University and received a bachelor’s degree from the
University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Principal, Denim Group, Ltd.
John Dickson is a Principal
at Denim Group, Ltd. and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional
(CISSP) whose technical background includes hands-on experience with network
security, intrusion detection systems and software security. He helps Chief
Security Officers of Fortune 500 and federal organizations launch software
initiatives, and he is currently the honorary commander of the 67th Network
Warfare Wing, which organizes, trains, and equips cyberspace forces to conduct
network defense, attack and exploitation.
Dickson is a former U.S.
Air Force officer who specialized in network defense and command and control
while on active duty and Air Force Reserves. He joined Denim Group after
holding several leadership positions at SecureLogix Corporation, including
Regional Vice President of International Operations and Director of
Consulting. Before SecureLogix, John
specialized in security architecture development, electronic commerce,
corporation information protection, and intrusion detection as a Manager with
KPMG’s Information Risk Management consulting practice in Dallas. He was a consultant with Trident Data
Systems, a Los Angeles-based network security consulting firm, prior to his
tenure with KPMG. His experience at Trident included network penetration
projects, firewall project management and enterprise security reviews. He also founded and operated one of San
Antonio’s first Internet Service Providers, Onramp Access, from 1995 to 1997.
John believes strongly in
community involvement. He is the Chairman of the Texas Lyceum, a prestigious
statewide leadership organization. Members of the Texas Lyceum include
high-ranking business leaders and government officials in Texas. He is a
Distinguished Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA),
and past President of its Alamo chapter. He currently serves on the Founders
Board for the Institute for Cyber Security at the University of Texas at San
John has been a Certified
Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 1998, and holds a
Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science
degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Master in Business
Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.