The Dragos Team

One of the most important factors of our success is our culture, cultivated by a team whose belief is to foster education, growth, and potential.

Meet the Executives

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Robert M. Lee

CEO and Founder

Robert is a recognized pioneer in the industrial security incident response and threat intelligence community. He gained his start in security as a U.S. Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer tasked to the National Security Agency where he built a first-of-its-kind mission identifying and analyzing national threats to industrial infrastructure. He went on to build the industrial community's first dedicated monitoring and incident response class at the SANS Institute (ICS515) and the industry recognized cyber threat intelligence course (FOR578).

Forbes named Robert to its 30 under 30 (2016) list as one of the "brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents" in Enterprise Technology. He is a business leader but also technical practitioner. Robert helped lead the investigation into the 2015 cyber attack on Ukraine's power grid, he and his team at Dragos helped identify and analyze the CRASHOVERRIDE malware that attacked Ukraine's grid in 2016 and the TRISIS malware deployed against an industrial safety system in the Middle East in 2017.

Robert is routinely sought after for his advice and input into industrial threat detection and response. He has presented at major security conferences such as SANS, BlackHat, DefCon, and RSA and has testified to the Senate's Energy and National Resources Committee. As a non-resident national security fellow at New America, Robert works to inform policy related to critical infrastructure cyber security and is regularly asked by various governments to brief to national level leaders.

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Jon Lavender

CTO

Jon Lavender is the Chief Technology Officer and Founder of the critical infrastructure cyber security company Dragos, Inc. In this role he is responsible for the development of ICS/SCADA specific technologies as well as the technologies that enable the Dragos Threat Operations Center analysts to hunt advanced threats. His focus is on the automation of processes to help scale incident response and threat hunting efforts to cover a wide range of industries and networks.

Previously, Jon was a member of the National Security Agency where he led diverse teams in challenging environments experiencing both red and blue team type operations. Notably, he was lead of a hand-selected team tasked with developing analytics, tools, and best practices for identifying national-level cyber adversaries breaking into U.S. government and infrastructure networks. There he managed and built relationships with key partners around the U.S. Intelligence Community and its allied partners. Jon received his bachelors in Management Information Systems from Wake Forest School of Business and later his Masters in Cyber Security from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Justin Cavinee

Chief Data Scientist

Justin specializes in incident response and developing analytics to detect advanced threats both pre- and post-incident. His experience in ICS environments includes nuclear, power, water distribution, manufacturing facilities, and oil and gas pipelines. He leads the Content Development for the Dragos Ecosystem, codifying the efforts of the Dragos Threat Intel and Threat Operations team to ensure Dragos customers always have the latest behavioral analytics monitoring for threats, characterizations providing insight into their network, and workflow automation so that every customer is protected as if the Dragos team is sitting shoulder to shoulder with them in their TOC.

Previously, Justin was a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community in charge of developing advanced analytics to detect threats targeting ICS/SCADA networks. He performed intrusion analysis and incident response against national-level adversaries and generated threat intelligence on adversary operations to inform both tactical level defenders and strategic positions such as heads of state. In his time serving, Justin worked in various red and blue team capacities and was routinely recognized for his exemplary service. Justin holds a BS in Computer Science from Ohio University and a MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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Vice President of Marketing
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Anna Yong

Vice President of Marketing

Anna Yong leads the integrated marketing team at Dragos. An accomplished leader who has been at the forefront of marketing strategy and execution for multiple emerging technologies, her experience encompasses big data, cybersecurity, machine learning, mobile networking and analytics. Anna was most recently VP of Marketing at Interset, an AI security analytics firm. Prior to that she was Director of Product Marketing at Hortonworks, driving marketing strategy and execution for the open-source communities of Apache NiFi and Apache Metron. Anna holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Queen’s University.

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Vice President of Threat Intelligence
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Sergio Caltagirone

Vice President of Threat Intelligence

Sergio Caltagirone hunts evil. He spends his days tracking hackers and his evenings chasing human traffickers. In 9 years with the US Government and 3 years at Microsoft, Sergio has hunted the most sophisticated targeted threats in the world, applying intelligence to protect billions of users while safeguarding civilization through the protection of critical infrastructure and industrial control systems. He co-created the Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis, helping thousands of others bring more pain to adversaries by strengthening hunters and analysts. He also serves as the Technical Director of the Global Emancipation Network, a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), leading a world-class, all-volunteer team dedicated to ending human trafficking and rescuing victims through data science and analytics, saving tens of millions of lives.

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Vice President of Threat Operations
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Ben Miller

Vice President of Threat Operations

Ben leads Dragos' team of analysts in performing active defense, threat hunting, incident response, and malware analysis missions for the industrial community inside of ICS/SCADA networks.

Previously the Associate Director, Electricity Information Sharing & Analysis Center (Electricity ISAC), Ben led cyber analysis for the sector. He and his team focused on leading-edge cyber activities as they relate to the North American bulk electric system. Ben has been recognized as instrumental in building new capabilities in information sharing and analytics at the E-ISAC. Prior to that, Ben built and led a team focused on Network Security Monitoring, forensics, and incident response at a Fortune 150 energy firm. His team received numerous accolades from industry and law enforcement. Ben also implemented a CIP project with various enterprise-wide mitigation programs.

Ben has over 18 years’ experience and currently holds the CISSP and GIAC GREM certifications. He served as a member of the NERC Cyber Attack Task Force, a panel member of the NBISE Advanced Defender panel, and adviser on CI Advanced Defender Training program.

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Vice President of Human Resources
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Jill Samuel

Vice President of Human Resources

Jill Samuel joins the Dragos team as VP of Human Resources.  A people person, Jill is passionate about building high performance teams and cultures that deliver results.  Jill brings over 15 years of progressive leadership and human resource experience, including workforce planning, organizational development, talent and performance management and employee recruitment and retention.

Prior to joining Dragos, Jill led the HR function for RedOwl, a security company specializing in Insider Threat (acquired by ForcePoint).  Prior to RedOwl, she led HR for Edge Hosting (acquired by DataBank) as well as BoxTone, a mobile device management company (acquired by Good Technology).

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Sam Van Ryder

Vice President of Sales

Sam Van Ryder joins the Dragos team as Vice President of Sales. Sam started his career in mechanical engineering and has accumulated over 20 years of experience in sales, including 10 years focused on industrial control systems security (ICS) specifically. Most recently, he led the energy team for Tripwire, where he worked to build a non-intrusive and highly-robust security option in operational environments (OT) for energy verticals impacted by NERC CIP. Previously, he was a Major Account Director for large energy accounts at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security Products. Sam is the co-founder of HOU.SEC.CON and is a board member of the country’s largest InfraGard chapter in Houston.

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Meet the Team

Senior ICS Security Analyst
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Leslie Adams

Senior ICS Security Analyst

Leslie Adams is a Senior ICS Security Analyst with Dragos' Threat Operations Center, where she helps create tabletop security exercises, performs network and system threat modeling, and performs vulnerability assessments and penetration testing for a wide variety of industrial environments. Leslie occasionally presents talks at security industry conferences, with subjects focusing on individual technical improvement within the context of personal experience. In their free time, Leslie plays trumpet for recordings, DJ, and rap sets, and enjoys digital and analog games.

Earlier in their security career, Leslie was part of Leidos Cyber (formerly Lockheed Martin Commercial Cyber) as an Information Security Engineer. While at Leidos, they worked as a network- and hardware-focused penetration tester. Leslie's clients included companies in the oil and gas, aerospace, and financial sectors -- company sizes ranged from local energy concerns to companies directly working with United States government agencies. Leslie also participated in physical security walkthroughs at power plants and their substations, while simultaneously testing their on-site IT components.

Leslie initially spent four years as a Linux Systems Administrator and Supervisor for Endurance International Group. Outside of focusing on server health and performance, they performed compromised site and server triage and IOC investigation as a security component.

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Lead QA/Test Engineer
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Matt Allen

Lead QA/Test Engineer

Matt Allen is the Lead QA/Test Engineer at Dragos, where he implements software quality processes and automated testing technologies in a continuous integration environment. He has more than 20 years in the IT industry, specializing in software quality assurance and software testing.

Previous to his role at Dragos, Matt led many cyber testing efforts at Northrop Grumman for the Department of Defense using a combination of agile and automated testing technologies.

Matt holds a B.S. in Business Information Systems. In his free time, Matt enjoys weightlifting, running long distances, and raising money for charities.

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Sr. Architect ML Solutions
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Matt Anthony

Sr. Architect ML Solutions

Matt comes to Dragos with a background in data science spanning across both the Network Security and Ad Tech industries, where he has built and led multiple teams aimed at delivering scalable data-driven solutions to a variety of problems.

Prior to Dragos, Matt was the Director of Data Science for Protectwise Inc. While there, he built out a team of 4 data scientists, and with that team, developed over a dozen proof-of-concepts for a variety of machine-learning and big-data applications. Before that, Matt served from Director to VP level at a handful of ad-tech organizations, where his focus was largely on the development of routines for user classification, segmentation, as well as proof-of-concepting a large-scale causal-inference based measurement system for ad effectiveness.

Matt was a PhD candidate and holds a MS, Statistics from Harvard, as well as a BA, Mathematical Social Science. He is based in Denver, Colorado where he lives with his wife and kids.

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Senior Threat Operations Analyst
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Laura Buell

Senior Threat Operations Analyst

Laura Buell is a Senior Analyst with the Threat Operations Center at the industrial cyber security company, Dragos, where she applies her 30+ years of experience to addressing the learning needs of clients. Laura completed a Masters of Scientific/Technical Writing degree while developing technical content for both public and private industries ranging from medical, technology, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, supply chain, manufacturing, power, energy, and more. Receiving two awards as a senior training consultant with both IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton, Laura has analyzed, planned, developed, and evaluated training programs from inception for over 100 clients. Laura also honed cross-functional skills in project and proposal management, organizational change management, identity and access management, and lean six sigma methodologies for clients such DOE, US Navy, Veterans Affairs, IRS, and Dow Chemical.

Prior to her role at Dragos, Laura was the Senior Manager of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness at the data technology company Inovalon, where she led a team in solving training and performance problems for the entire gamut of skill levels, resulting in a 40% reduction in training cost for a high-attrition role. Having spoken at trade shows/conferences, she also solely developed and delivered to the US Navy senior leadership team the prototype and standards for 40 courses, contributed on the design team for the simulation-recording product Epilogue, lead a 2-week onboarding course for 300+ new hires in one year, and was a coauthor and instructor for two corporate methodologies for the development of training materials and software applications.

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Daniel Buentello

Senior ICS Security Analyst

Daniel Buentello is a Senior ICS Security Analyst at Dragos, where he delivers threat hunting, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing for industrial control systems. Daniel also conducts vulnerability research within the embedded system domain and has presented his research at industry conferences and seminars.

Prior to his role at Dragos, Daniel worked at Red Trident Inc and Cimation as a senior researcher supporting R&D and vulnerability research efforts. His work focused on assessing the security of devices as well as developing secure hardware and software. Daniel worked with both in house development teams and external clients in oil & gas, electrical power, and water treatment ICS/SCADA environments.

Early in his career Daniel worked at Alert Logic's Security Operations Center as a system and network analyst. He also worked as a network engineer at MEI Technologies, an aerospace contractor, supporting IT networks at corporate and Johnson Space Center.

Daniel co-authored "Smart Nest Thermostat: A Smart Spy in Your Home" along with researchers at the University of Central Florida. The research focused on the security implications of Internet of Things devices. He presented this research at Black Hat.

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Fabian Buentello

Senior UI Developer

Fabian is a senior UI developer at Dragos and is from Houston, Texas. With a background in iOS and Web development, Fabian is passionate about creating mobile and web experiences for users. Along with a desire to learn, he enjoys thinking of new, innovative approaches to solve already existing problems.

Prior to joining the Dragos team, Fabian primarily worked in the service industry building applications for clients in the enterprise space. Fabian is very involved in the startup community in Houston, where he got his start in software development. He is also a founding organizer of Houston’s top-tier hackathon, CodeRED.

When Fabian’s not developing, he enjoys running, playing basketball, and doing small DIY projects around the house. He is also not ashamed to admit he can spend hours watching videos on YouTube.

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Product Lead - Neighborhood Keeper
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Garrett Bladow

Product Lead - Neighborhood Keeper

Garrett Bladow joins Dragos as the Director of Telemetry and Product Lead for Neighborhood Keeper. He brings a blend of experiences in cyber security, intelligence, national defense, big data, software design, and agile development working across the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors. One of the first protocols he reverse engineered was IEC 104 as implemented by Siemens, which raised his level of intrigue and love for Industrial Control Systems.

He has served for over a decade as a technical leader at the National Security Agency, leading several cyber capability research and development efforts, as CTO for Redacted, Inc., developing cyber risk management solutions for Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley startup clients, and most recently as a Digital Expert for McKinsey and Company building analytics companies for major clients across the globe.

Garrett holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from North Dakota State University. A native North Dakotan, he is a co-owner of his family beef ranch where he runs the genetic breeding and land sequestration programs from his home in the Mid-Atlantic region. In his spare time he enjoys building things at his local industrial makerspace, fly tying/fishing, and programming PLCs at the Baltimore Spirits Company.

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Senior Operations Analyst
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John Burns

Senior Operations Analyst

John Burns is a Senior Operations Analyst for the Dragos Threat Operations Center, where he utilizes a background in control systems engineering and cyber security to perform threat hunting and IR services for ICS Networks.

Prior to joining Dragos, John worked at Shell Pipeline as a Senior Technical Analyst for 6 years, where he was responsible for the administration and maintenance of the SCADA system domains and systems at the Control Center. He was also responsible for ensuring the security of those systems by performing security audits to check for vulnerabilities.

John previously spent 8 years working for systems integrators performing a variety of control systems engineering tasks, such as programming PLCs and HMIs for SCADA systems, across multiple industries including oil and gas, water treatment, water wastewater, food and beverage, chemical, and manufacturing.

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Lesley Carhart

Principal Threat Hunter

Lesley Carhart is recognized as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity incident response, regularly speaking on the topic at industry conferences and universities, as well as to news media. She has spent the last 9 years of her 19-year IT career specializing in information security, with a heavy focus on response to nation state adversaries. Most recently, she served as the incident response team lead at Motorola Solutions, Inc, performing security monitoring, digital forensics, and incident handling services for both enterprise and public safety radio customers.

To help develop the next generation of security professionals, Lesley co-organizes resume writing and mock interview clinics at several information security conferences, and speaks and blogs extensively about security education and career development. At DerbyCon 2017, seven “Mock Interview and Resume Clinic” attendees reported they had obtained employment within three weeks of the conference.

In 2017, Lesley was named a “Top Woman in Cybersecurity” by Cyberscoop news, was a keynote speaker at BSides Salt Lake City, and received the Guidance Enfuse conference “Women in Technology” award. She holds a degree in Network Technologies from DePaul University, GIAC GCIH, GREM, GCFA, and GCFE certifications, and currently serves in the US Air Force Reserves.

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Lead Front-End & UX Developer
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Kristi Centinaro

Lead Front-End & UX Developer

Kristi started her career in Software Development not in code at all, but in Graphic Design. It was working for a national brand where she had the opportunity to design a website for the first time, and was hooked. “I loved the fact that you could craft an experience for someone,” she recalls.

That summer, she spent every waking moment learning how to code, and eventually moved to the Philadelphia area where she started specializing in Javascript-Driven Application development. Fast-forward 9 years later, and she’s taken her foundation in design with years of experience working for start-ups and large companies alike, performing a wide range of tasks to translate a company’s vision and data architecture into an interface that people not only understand but love to use.

Self-learning was difficult, though, and so she strives to help others who would want to break into the industry but aren’t sure how wherever she can. For a time she co-led the Phila. Chapter of ’Girl Develop It’ - a group committed to providing night and weekend classes in software development in a safe, judge-free environment. She also developed and taught several courses in Javascript App Dev and Design.

Her near-obsessive passion for acquiring skills of all types has led her down several interesting roads, including Japanese language, Sculpture, and 3D modeling & game development as more recent endeavors. When she’s not at a computer doing all of the above, she’s usually at a computer playing the latest online game.

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Director of Business Development
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Matt Cowell

Director of Business Development

Matt Cowell has more than 15 years of experience in industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) applications with a focus on networks and cyber security. He has specific expertise in industrial automation and SCADA systems often used in critical infrastructure. Prior to Dragos Matt led business development initiatives for Ultra 3eTI, Phoenix Contact and Danaher Industrial Controls. Matt has presented at numerous industry programs and conferences around the world and has also driven cyber security accreditation programs for associations such as the AWWA. Matt is an active volunteer in the ICS community assisting with events such as RSA ICS Sandbox and DEFCON ICS village. Matt holds an Electronics engineering degree from the University of Brighton and is GICSP & CWNA

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Senior Front-End Developer
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Andrew Curry

Senior Front-End Developer

Andrew is a Senior UI Developer who focuses on building complex web applications designed around the needs of the end-user. Before joining Dragos, he worked at IT.com as a Senior Software Developer, building out new features and designs across the full-stack of the company's flagship application for managing customer service requests at the enterprise level. He also worked at Contactually, a startup in Washington, DC, building out new features of the company's main web CRM application, and the product's accompanying Android app.

Andrew holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and studied advanced computer science topics at Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering. Andrew frequently follows emerging web dev tech, but prefers using tried-and-true tools for developing user-facing products.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys weightlifting, camping, hiking, aerial photography, and spending time with his rescue Fox Red Lab named Bear.

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Director of Field Operations
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Ron Fabela

Director of Field Operations

Ron Fabela is the Director of Field Operations at Dragos, leading all customer and partner deployments of the Dragos Platform and other services. Most comfortable in FR and a hardhat, Ron is often out in the field helping asset owners solve tough challenges.

Before his role at Dragos, Ron was a Lead Penetration Tester for Industrial Control Systems, performing hundreds of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and risk assessments against live production systems in the electric and oil & gas sectors. He and his team conducted effective and safe onsite assessments around the world with zero incidents or injuries. Ron has also led control system threat assessments that tied tactical vulnerability data, potential attack vectors with current threat actors in a way that brought context to the overload of vulnerability chaos. Starting his career as a computer network defender in the U.S. Air Force, Ron performed numerous cyber security missions for the Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency, Missile Defense Agency and NORAD.

Ron calls Chattanooga TN home with his wife Kristyn and 6 children. He is a foster parent, brew master at Binary Brew Works, and an amateur goat herder.

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Pete Grillot

UI Developer

Pete has over 10 years of experience in UI development creating interactive, responsive and performant web sites with the latest technologies. At Brightfind, he has been a lead front-end developer for National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Catholic Diocese of Arlington and National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) websites. Prior to his work at Brightfind, Pete was a full-stack developer creating products for clients like Beam Suntory and their family of brands.

Pete has been interested in web development ever since computer lab in high-school, and though he did stray to pursue a degree in Economics from West Virginia University, he always came back to tinkering with websites. After working in the banking industry for a few years, he switch his focus to Web Development, earning a Digital Multimedia and Web Design certificate from the Computer Career Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

On his down time, Pete enjoys writing music and playing guitar. He also enjoys cooking and a good sci-fi book. He is located in Washington, D.C.

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Dan Gunter

Principal Threat Analyst

Dan Gunter is a Principal Threat Analyst at the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. where he discovers, analyzes and neutralizes threats inside of ICS/SCADA networks. In this capacity, he performs threat hunting, incident response, and malware analysis mission for the industrial community. Previous to his role at Dragos, Dan served in a variety of Information Security roles as a Cyber Warfare Officer in the United States Air Force with duties ranging from enterprise wide incident response at the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team for 800,000 endpoints to developing innovative cyber capabilities for multiple Department of Defense partners. Dan served as a technical advisor to senior leadership on both security and acquisition issues and served as a key part of developing national and tactical level strategy for multiple organizations.

Dan is a graduate of the Department of Defense’s elite Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP) and the Air Force Research Lab’s Advanced Course in Engineering Cyber Security Boot Camp (ACE). He has spoken at Blackhat, Shmoocon and local information security events.

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Kevin Hamako

Threat Analyst

Kevin Hamako is a Threat Analyst at Dragos, where he discovers, analyzes, and neutralizes threats inside of ICS/SCADA networks.

Prior to his role at Dragos, Kevin served eight years as a criminal investigator with the Department of Homeland Security. In this role, Kevin led incident response engagements and investigations as a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and led threat hunting engagements in support of the defense industrial base. Kevin also served as a task force officer on the FBI Cyber Task Force. Previously, Kevin conducted counter-proliferation operations targeting foreign technology procurement organizations.

Kevin began his career as a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he deployed to Iraq twice as a counterintelligence team leader.

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Jason Harab

Software Engineer

Jason Harab is a Scorpio that grew up Maryland where he developed a love of a both hockey and technology.

In 2010, he co-founded the Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation that has raised nearly $150,000 for pediatric oncology research through an annual charity hockey tournament. As CEO of a non-profit, his duties ranged from web developer, to accountant, to public relations specialist. But having graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a BS in Computer Engineer with a focus in VLSI, with an understanding of how electrons and photons get manipulated into 1's and 0's, Jason's professional career began as a Cyber Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman.

Jason met the Dragos founders in April of 2015, consulting on Cyberlens for few months, eventually rejoining as a consultant in April of 2017 before finally coming on full time in June. Jason is a self proclaimed Ruby on Rails expert and enjoys being a full stack developer with involvement our services that range from the UX to the database, to the infrastructure they sit on and the channels they pass data through. He also is happy to pull the occasional wire and hang a TV or two.

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Senior Software Engineer
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Daniel Hristov

Senior Software Engineer

Daniel Hristov is a Senior Software Engineer at Dragos with a strong background in Java-related technologies and application lifecycle management. He first fell into the rabbit hole of software engineering back in 2001, working on enterprise applications and government agency integration projects for the first few years of his career.

Later on, Daniel joined SAP's Technology and Innovation team, where he spent over a decade contributing to the world's first commercial Java EE 5 server, an application platform as a service, a variety of cloud and on-premise lifecycle management tools (deployment, upgrade, and migration), and cloud applications.

In his free time, Daniel enjoys playing guitar, going to the mountains for trekking and skiing, and traveling the world.

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Software Developer
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Jonathan Larson

Software Developer

Jonathan Larson is a software developer at Dragos focused on integration with outside systems. He enjoys tackling new problems every day, combining his background in both software development and securing complex systems. He holds the CISSP, C|EH, and Security+ certifications and has participated in multiple cyber exercises on both the Blue and Red teams.

He began his programming career at the Minnesota Department of Corrections, where he worked ingesting data into the Statewide Supervision System, a data aggregation and sharing system. He then worked as a contractor for the Defense Technology Security Administration, where he worked on developing USXPORTS, a system in the Export Control License adjudication space. As an Army Reservist, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, where he conducted computer network defense assessments, remediation, and insider threat detection. He returned to DTSA, where he developed more search-focused applications and integrated other agencies' systems as part of Export Control Reform. He mobilized to Army Cyber Command in 2017, where he conducted cyber operations.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and finding new experiences for his young twin boys, like taking them to a monster truck show.

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Selena Larson

Intel Analyst

Selena Larson is an intel analyst for Dragos. As a member of the threat intelligence team, she works on reports for WorldView customers including technical, malware, and advisory group analyses, and writes about infrastructure security on our blog. She works to combat fear, uncertainty, and doubt surrounding malicious activity targeting ICS environments and help people better understand complex concepts and behaviors.

Previously, Selena was a technology reporter, most recently at CNN. She reported on privacy and security issues within the technology industry including ICS threats. In 2017 she was a fellow at the Loyola Law School Journalist Law School program, the only cybersecurity reporter to be selected that year.

She lives in San Francisco. She writes short fictional stories speculating on our technological future and how things like robots, virtual reality, and increasing connectivity impact our brains, relationships, and human behavior.

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Senior Solutions Architect
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Jeremy Lawrence

Senior Solutions Architect

Jeremy served in United States Marine Corps (USMC) as a Field Radio Operator for an Artillery Regiment where he began working with computers and networks, helping the short-staffed information systems team.

After his time with the Marine Corps, he pursued a career in ICS and Cyber Security at companies such as Shell Oil Products, NRG Energy, Apache Corporation, Mandiant, & RSA before joining Dragos.

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Senior Threat Analyst
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Caleb Mathis

Senior Threat Analyst

Caleb Mathis is a Senior Threat Analyst for the Dragos Threat Operations Center, where he utilizes a background in both process engineering and cyber security to perform threat hunting and IR services for ICS networks.

Caleb previously worked at Exxon and Chevron as a chemical engineer in both refinery and offshore oil rig settings. While at Exxon, he created and audited control logic for distillation processes while managing small capital projects and conducting a range of hazard operations walkthroughs. His work at Chevron involved the design of projects critical to multi-billion dollar, non-operating joint ventures by performing work within a range of engineering disciplines.

Caleb then joined Tennessee Valley Authority where he demonstrated the ability to execute cyber security incident response processes, including but not limited to network, system and application log review, IR procedure development, and digital forensics. His background has led him to focus on security controls assessments for industrial sites as well as application and network architecture analysis for controls systems.

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Senior Software Engineer
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Mike McFail

Senior Software Engineer

Mike began his career at The MITRE Corporation. While there he focused on defensive cyber operations for a number of US government agencies and internal MITRE research projects. The projects spanned both enterprise IT and ICS environments.

 

His work included designing netflow analytics to provide situation awareness to defenders, creating host-based and network-based defensive cyber analytics to detect advanced threats, and implementing defensive analytics for multiple operational organizations. The latter included architecting advanced cloud analytics to discover threats across extremely large data sets. He also served as a technical lead and was responsible for providing guidance and ensuring quality across multiple projects.

 

He leverages that wealth of experience while developing analytics to detect advanced threats at Dragos. His interests include both host-based and network-based analytics, cloud computing, and safeguarding civilization. He firmly believes all of those are best accomplished while enjoying a barrel-aged beer. He has an MS in Computer Science from Purdue University and several cats.

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Daniel Michaud-Soucy

Principal Threat Analyst

Daniel Michaud-Soucy is a Principal Threat Analyst for the Dragos’ Threat Operations Center, where he focuses on threat hunting and incident response services within a variety of industrial environments. As well, Daniel conducts research on a variety of topics such as ICS protocol stateful analysis and physical and cyber event correlation..

Daniel previously worked for Sempra Energy on RD&D tasks revolving around machine to machine automated threat response, data aggregation, advanced threat detection and secure system interfaces for ICS/SCADA.

Daniel also worked with Red Tiger Security performing cyber vulnerability assessments and penetration tests on oil & gas, electrical power, water treatment and pharmaceutical ICS/SCADA environments. In that role, Daniel interfaced directly with clients and coordinated each phase of the assessments. From a technical standpoint, Daniel was also the lead technical resource during the on-site data collection as well as the data analysis portions of the work. Daniel was also responsible for putting together the final deliverable to the customer.

Daniel co-authored and co-taught the Red Tiger Security "SCADA Security Advanced Training" class between 2010 and 2015 training hundreds of professionals around the world.

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Joe Percivall

Senior Software Engineer

Joe Percivall started his career as a Software Engineer in government contracting gaining experience in the full stack of a large data processing platform. Joe left government contracting to join the start-up Onyara, a company founded around the dataflow project Apache NiFi. Hortonworks quickly acquired Onyara to build their "Hortonworks DataFlow" offering using NiFi as the core. At Hortonworks, Joe continued to learn about large-scale, distributed data ingest and processing. Joe also designed and wrote the founding implementation for many of the core components of NiFi's sub-project MiNiFi. While working on the open-source project, Joe was elected by the community to be a committer and part of the Project Management Committee for the NiFi project.

While working at Hortonworks, Joe was introduced to the Dragos team through their mutual connections at Datatribe and was offered a position to leverage his background in dataflow between distributed systems. Joe resonated with Dragos' core motto of "Safeguarding Civilization" and joined the Dragos platform team in January 2017 as the 10th employee. To date, Joe's core responsibility is leading the design and development of the dataflow of the platform. He has also utilized his talents to jump into other parts of the platform as needed and has helped develop nearly every part of the platform development, from backend microservices to the UI. He also works to lead the team as the team's ScrumMaster.

In addition to his development work at Dragos, Joe has gotten the opportunity visit and deploy hardware at various ICS sites. He particularly enjoyed getting a tour of the Control Room of a major electric utility.

As a speaker, Joe has presented at MeetUps and conferences around the world. Including a crash course on Apache NiFi[1] in Melbourne at the DataWork Summit and a hands-on presentation on Apache NiFi[2] at GeeCON in Kraków.

In his free time, Joe enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, various video games and going shooting. Also, whenever he can, Joe loves to take trips to unique nature destinations. His favorite of which, so far, is the hike around Morskie Oko and Czarny Staw pod Rysami. Mountaintop lakes in the Tatras mountain range on the border of Poland and Slovakia.

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Senior Software Engineer
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Jon Peterson

Senior Software Engineer

Jon Peterson, Senior Software Engineer at Dragos, has 9 years of experience engineering robust, horizontally-scalable enterprise applications for the National Security Agency. His education and past roles have given him deep insight into designing computer security and network defense applications and analytics. As a full-stack developer with a focus on designing sensible APIs, engineering high-speed back-end services, and implementing distributed data storage solutions, Jon is an evangelist of microservice architectures, Docker ecosystems, alternative JVM languages, and NoSQL databases. He received a Master of Science in Information Security and Privacy and has maintained his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification since 2010.

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Gregory Pollmann

Senior Threat Analyst

Gregory Pollmann is senior threat analyst for the Dragos’ Threat Operations Center, where he manages, develops, models, and executes incident response exercises and consequence-based systems of systems analysis.

Before his role at Dragos, Greg served 15 years as an intelligence specialist and as a signals intelligence analyst in the United States Air Force and United States Air Force Reserves. His most recent position was as operational target development analyst for United States Cyber Command, where he developed and operationalized cyberspace capabilities for multiple Department of Defense organizations. Greg has also previously served as a principal intelligence analyst and operational targeting subject matter expert to senior Department of Defense leadership on operational integration of cyber warfare, target systems analysis, and strategic targeting within Headquarters, United States Strategic Command.

In his free time, Greg is an avid conservationist, outdoor writer, boat builder, and has previously held positions on the board of the Nebraska and Texas state chapters of the Rocky Mountain Mule Deer Foundation, the Nebraska Big Game Conservation Association, and the Salt Creek chapter of Nebraska - Ducks Unlimited.

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Steve Piercy

Full Stack Web Developer

Steve Piercy is a full stack web developer at Dragos, Inc, with a focus on the front end. His first project ever was to implement asynchronous calls in an existing web application only a few months after the term “AJAX” was coined. His previous employment includes work for companies acquired by Rackspace, Oracle, & Sprinklr, as well as more recently leading a UI project for FINRA. Steve is excited to bring years of development experience to aid Dragos’ mission, while increasing his knowledge of security in industrial control systems.

Inspired by the late and great author Sir Terry Pratchett, Steve enjoys reading, hiking (with his 2-year-old and six-month-old attached), a good evening playing video games, and amateur packet capture analysis. He holds a degree in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University, and adamantly avoids talking about his second major in Political Science.

Steve is looking forward to delving into industrial security, supporting web applications, and sharpening his penetration testing skills.

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Thomas Pope

Adversary Hunter

Thomas Pope is an Adversary Hunter at Dragos. He works with prospective and current customers to improve the Dragos threat intelligence offerings while hunting for ICS-specific threat actors and malware.

He previously worked at Duke Energy, where he performed many roles in and outside of cyber security. His last position was on the lead threat analysts on the threat & vulnerability management team. While building out the threat intelligence program, he took up some additional duties in his spare time, including building an OpSec program and performing OSINT/HUMINT investigations.

What you can look forward to when working with Thomas is someone passionate about cyber security and keeping the energy sector safe, while looking to position Dragos and its customers to be in the most prepared state(s) possible. He also enjoys long walks on the beach and snifters of fine Scotch

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Rosario Ruiz-Velasco

Director of Finance

Rosario has over 30 years of corporate accounting and finance management experience including 17 years managing government contracts.

Rosario has served as a key member of leadership teams and have been responsible for every aspect of finance including compliance, accounting, budgeting, treasury, external auditors and FP&A. She also has experience with the preparation of bids and proposals, forecasting, and Mergers and Acquisitions. She has experience dealing with external auditors, corporate bankers, and the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

Moreover, Rosario brings experience, creativity, high energy and passion to the company’s mission and values. Her commitment to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, teamwork and drive underscore her work. Rosario has a proven track record of working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. She always enjoy working with colleagues in a positive, collaborative manner.

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Dan Scali

Director of Channels

Dan Scali joins Dragos as Director of Channels. Previously, Dan built and led the ICS cybersecurity consulting practice at Mandiant, a division of FireEye, where he conducted ICS-focused cybersecurity assessments and incident response activities for critical infrastructure globally. Prior to Mandiant, Dan led the Product Security program at GE Intelligent Platforms, a supplier of industrial control and process automation technology.

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Principal ICS Security Analyst
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Austin Scott

Principal ICS Security Analyst

Austin started his career in the early 2000’s as a software developer working on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) products for Schneider Electric. In 2006, Austin launched a boutique ICS Cybersecurity consulting company in Calgary, Alberta Canada called Synergist SCADA Inc. Synergist SCADA provided system integration and cybersecurity for power plants, pipelines and other critical assets around the world. In 2013 Synergist was acquired by Cimation, a leader in industrial automation and cybersecurity consulting based in Houston, Texas. Cimation was later acquired by Accenture in 2015.

In 2016, Austin joined San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) as a Senior ICS/SCADA Cybersecurity Engineer. At SDG&E, Austin provided security assessment and oversight on for Transmission, Distribution, Generation, Electric Vehicle and DERMS projects.

Austin joined Dragos in 2018 as a Principal ICS Security Analyst and is part of the Dragos Threat Operations Center (TOC). Austin is a published author with two books on PLC Programming:

  • Learning RSLogix 5000 – PACKT Publishing - ISBN 9781784396039 - 2015
  • PLC Programming RSLogix 5000 - PACKT Publishing - ISBN 1849698449 – 2013

Austin was nominated by Shell for his ICS Cybersecurity program contributions for the SANS Cybersecurity Difference Maker 2015 Award and won. He is also the president of San Diego Chapter for Control System Cybersecurity Association International (CS2AI) and founder of the Calgary, Alberta chapter.

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Marc Seitz

Threat Analyst

Marc Seitz is a Threat Analyst, Threat Operations Center, at the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. where he coordinates industrial control system cyber test lab functions as well as performing threat hunting services in ICS networks.

Marc is a specialist in designing and implementing innovative simulated industrial environments for the purpose of providing a safe and realistic training and attack simulation experience for internal and external analysts. He also conducts onsite vulnerability assessments and threat hunting services for customers in a variety of verticals.

As the first Dragos intern hired as a full-time employee, Marc has brought a superior sense of dedication, passion, and exceptional analytic skills to the Threat Operations team.

Marc studied Cyber Operations while at the United States Naval Academy a program offering an introduction to a wide variety of topics including networking, programming, legal, and cyber warfare. Extending beyond the classroom, he has taken a few SANS courses, a RedHat course, and several courses written by Chris Sanders.

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Joe Slowik

Adversary Hunter

Joe Slowik works as an Adversary Hunter at Dragos – finding, tracking, and defeating ICS-focused malicious actors is his job and passion. Joe’s primary missions include analyzing malware, identifying infection vectors, and profiling campaigns. The ultimate goal is to develop a behavior-focused characterization of adversaries targeting ICS resources to further Dragos’ mission: safeguarding civilization!

Prior to joining Dragos, Joe ran the Computer Security and Incident Response Team (CSIRT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory within the US Department of Energy (DOE). While in DOE, Joe worked to shift security operations from passive response to events to a threat-focused, hunting operation designed to catch and mitigate intrusions as early as possible. Before his time at LANL, Joe was an Information Warfare Officer in the US Navy, having served at Navy Information Operations Command Maryland, the USS Wayne E. Meyer, and Navy Information Operations Command San Diego. Additionally, Joe deployed as part of a joint task force to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012.

Outside of catching and defeating ICS adversaries, Joe continues to live in Los Alamos, New Mexico – playing the serene landscape provided by the Jemez Mountains against ever increasing threats to critical infrastructure. When not analyzing malware, tracing network infrastructure, or Tweeting questionable content, Joe is usually doing something outdoors with his kids.

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Mark Stacey

Principal Threat Analyst

Mark Stacey is a Principal Threat Analyst with the Dragos' Threat Operations Center. In this role, he delivers Incident Response (IR), forensics, threat hunting, and adversary research for Industrial Control Systems. Mark frequently presents case studies and training through conferences and seminars, provides educational and recruitment support to universities, and supports threat hunting services and community education through joint outreach programs with federal agencies.

Prior to joining Dragos, Mark was a member of RSA's IR team for 5 years where he provided IR, discovery, and forensic services globally for clients in private industry, financial institutions, law firms, foreign and domestic governments.

Mark previously spent 7 years with the Department of Energy (DOE) performing cyber and intelligence analysis for multiple government clients and agencies. He has functioned in both cybersecurity operations and research within the intelligence community.

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Liz Tippitt

Marketing Manager

Liz Tippitt started as a USAF government contractor at Hanscom AFB, MA, where her interest in cybersecurity began. After working for two years as an IT project lead, she accepted a position at The SANS Institute as a part of the central marketing team, specializing in digital and print media for the organization.

Liz is currently the marketing manager at Dragos, where she works to ensure the awesome efforts of the organization, its team, and its mission are visible and readily available to the ICS community. Her favorite part of the job is being on a team whose passion is reflected in every aspect of its research, technology, and services.

In her spare time, you can find Liz coaching CrossFit and drinking wine in her home town of Napa, CA. She also gladly accepts the part-time position as the official Dragos bodyguard.

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Richard Tippitt

Product Manager

Richard is product manager for the Dragos platform. His job is to focus the work needed to give the customers the right product. He balances those needs against the business goals of the company to make sure the internal teams have what they need to be successful. His primary goals today are to help deliver and improve software and hardware to the customer as quickly and effectively as possible.

Prior to Dragos, Richard was in the Air Force and worked with the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab in partnership with Pivotal Labs. While there he helped change how the Air Force delivers software to the warfighter by decreasing the time to deploy a new tool from 2+ years down to less than 90 days. When not working, he enjoys reading, working out, and traveling.

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Nick Tsamis

Principal Threat Analyst

Nick Tsamis works as a Principal Threat Analyst within Dragos' Threat Operations Center, where he focuses on hunting malicious activities on the world's critical infrastructure. He brings real-world experience hunting on production systems to continuously improve threat hunt execution. Nick is passionate about automating complex workflows to increase analytic efficiency and relevance.

Prior to joining Dragos, Nick was a flight-critical safety engineer with Rockwell Collins Inc., where he worked to standardize and automate technical analysis processes. During this time, he developed a passion for understanding the implications of security on critical control process safety. After receiving formal education in offensive cybersecurity, he worked with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as an Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Engineer. There, he researched and developed novel methods for cyber defense while helping various government sponsors identify, understand, and protect against industrial cybersecurity issues presenting risk to mission.

He holds degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science. When he's not sifting through network data, he's likely out running in the woods.

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Kevin Underwood

Cybersecurity Engineer

Kevin is an industrial cybersecurity expert with intense technical depth in power generation and distribution. He has prior work experience in cybersecure digital data acquisition, which allows customers to better understand their operating conditions and asset profile. Kevin is very passionate about his work and thrives on attempting to solve unsolvable problems. He loves to learn and can often be found attempting to reverse engineer devices to better understand how they operate.

Kevin is responsible for leading customer and partner deployments of the Dragos Platform. He is comfortable walking down industrial assets and helping asset owners obtain the most effective use of the Dragos Platform.

In his personal life, Kevin is an avid triathlete, having competed in numerous triathlons. He has proven his endurance by finishing a full Ironman Triathlon and numerous long course triathlons. In his free time, he loves being outdoors, enjoying a swim, bike or run. He is actively involved in his church, The Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, GA.

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Jori VanAntwerp

Director of Solutions Architects

Jori VanAntwerp joins Dragos as Director of Solution Architects. Jori has over 18 years of security experience with an extensive background in client-facing roles ranging from architecture and response to consulting, business development, and sales. His most recent position was with CrowdStrike, where he built and launched the Global Systems Integrator & Consulting Alliances programs. Previously, he built and lead a diverse global team of solution architects at FireEye who supported strategic partners and engagements.

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Thomas VanNorman

Director of Engineering Services

Tom is the Director of Engineering Services at Dragos, where he is responsible for ensuring the Dragos Platform is successfully deployed. Tom has an extensive back ground in industrial controls and enjoys getting into the field and making things work. Prior to joining Dragos Tom held various roles all focused on the operation, engineering and security of industrial control systems.

Tom started his career in the U.S. Air Force, eventually retiring with a total of 24 years between Active Duty, Reserves and Air Guard. He spent the last half of his service serving on a National Mission Team in a Cyber Operations Squadron. In addition to Dragos, Tom is the co-founder of the ICS Village and consults with SANS on the construction and operation of Cyber Ranges. The ICS Village is a non-profit educational organization that equips industry and policymakers to better defend industrial equipment through experiential awareness, education, and training.

Tom calls the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania home with his six kids. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities and riding motorcycles.

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Brian Vianzon

Systems Engineer

Brian Vianzon is a Systems Engineer supporting Dragos' Product Engineering Team and focused on best practices for Systems Administration, DevOps, and Information Security. Prior to joining Dragos, he administered Classified Networks and Systems for the US Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, as a CSRA/GDIT contractor. Brian's contributions include modernizing Software Development via Commercial Off-the-Shelf products and advising High Availability architectures and Disaster Recovery.

Brian's career started in Technical Support for Linkline Communications (acquired by UIA) an Internet Service Provider in Southern California, building a deep understanding of Internet Technologies/Infrastructure. Upon completion of a B.A. in Behavioral Science from Cal Poly Pomona, a career in K-12 was cut short by the economic downturn and detour back to Linkline, pursing a second bachelor's in Business Administrator (Information Systems concentration).

Recruited by iinside (a WirelessWERX company) as a Systems Administrator, Brian made a significant contribution migrating from Virtual Private Servers to scalable Amazon Web Services. Departing from iinside to Azusa Pacific University provided new opportunities to administer large System/Storage Infrastructure and Enterprise Platforms (Google Apps/G-Suite, Oracle, VMware) for 10,000 Students and 2,000 Faculty/Staff.

Aside from spending his off-time with his wife and three children, Brian enjoys mixing on the one’s and two’s, cutting a rug (Poppin’), and geeking out with various technologies (Virtualization, High Availability, RasberryPi, C.H.I.P).

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Reid Wightman

Senior Vulnerability Researcher

Reid is a Senior Vulnerability Researcher with Dragos' Intel team. Reid analyzes publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and determines whether the public reporting is accurate, as well as uncovers just what the true industrial impact of a vulnerability can be. He also performs in-house research and vulnerability assessments on both industrial hardware and software. Reid assists with malware analysis, especially if it involves ICS exploitation.

Prior to joining Dragos, Reid was a security consultant for the well-known security firms Digital Bond and IOActive. In both roles, he regularly researched and discovered novel vulnerabilities in hardware and software. He truly began his career in industrial security working for Schweitzer Engineering Labs, where he tested security of the company's flagship digital protective relays and other grid-related products.

For fun, Reid enjoys randonneuring, a form of self-supported long-distance cycling. He often rides 200 or more miles in a day. In the winter months, he can be found cross-country skiing.

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Kevin Wilson

System Engineer

With nearly 10 years of experience, Kevin Wilson is a System Engineer with a serious passion for discovering solutions to technical problems—large and small. Prior to joining Dragos, Kevin contributed his knowledge and experience to multiple projects at the National Security Agency, ranging from setting up agile lab environments to maintaining several mission critical thousand-node Hadoop infrastructures. Whether it’s scripting, operating systems, hardware troubleshooting, networking, or more, he dives in headfirst and thrives in new learning environments.

Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems at the University of Baltimore, is certified in Hadoop Big Data Administration, and loves staying engaged in technology. In his downtime, he enjoys various forms of photography, mountain biking, high quality audio, travel, and gaming.

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Jimmy Wylie

Senior Adversary Hunter

Jimmy Wylie is a Senior Adversary Hunter at Dragos who spends his days (and nights) searching for and analyzing threats to critical infrastructure. Born and raised in New Orleans, he studied Computer Science at the University of New Orleans, where he received his Bachelor's in 2009 and his Master's in 2012. During that time, he was introduced to reverse engineering in a university-level malware analysis class. The class went well, and he continued to tinker with it as a hobby. However, the thought of doing reverse engineering for a living only slightly surpassed his desire to sleep on a bed of nails.

Post-Katrina New Orleans didn't offer much in the way of tech jobs, and while he tried his hand at internships with SPAWAR and DISA, Jimmy took to remediating houses and trash removal to make a living. In 2011, a DoD contractor contacted him about a malware analyst position. He decided that a salary sounded better than a cash labor job, and, despite misgivings about pursuing reverse engineering as a career, he joined the U.S. Intelligence community. (He still thinks sledgehammers are fun). He quickly learned that malware analysis was much more than staring at hex and assembly. It required the creativity to blend multiple areas of computer science and apply that knowledge in the acceleration of program analysis tasks to enable the detection and classification of malware. The complexity of the problem and the impact of efficient, accurate analysis for defense changed Jimmy's attitude toward reverse engineering, and since then, he has passionately pursued improvement of his skillset.

Besides malware analysis, Jimmy leveraged a variety of skills against national level adversaries, including network analysis, dead disk and memory forensics, and software development supporting the detection, analysis, and classification of malware in a variety of programming languages. After leaving the intel community, he joined Focal Point Academy, where he developed and taught malware analysis courses to civilian, military, and commercial customers across the country. The material covered a wide range of topics including behavioral analysis, reverse engineering of C/C++ on Windows and Linux, and Windows driver analysis. In 2017, upon recognizing the unique challenges that ICS posed for reverse engineering, he decided to join Dragos, where he applies his skillset to tearing apart capabilities aimed at industrial infrastructure. He was involved in the analysis of CRASHOVERRIDE, the first ever malware to disrupt a power grid, and was a lead analyst on TRISIS, the first ever malware to specifically target human life.

On his off-time, Jimmy enjoys learning about operating systems internals, playing pool, cheap beer, good whiskey, and complaining about Apple (despite owning way too many Apple products).

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Meet the Board

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Robert M. Lee

CEO and Founder

Robert is a recognized pioneer in the industrial security incident response and threat intelligence community. He gained his start in security as a U.S. Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer tasked to the National Security Agency where he built a first-of-its-kind mission identifying and analyzing national threats to industrial infrastructure. He went on to build the industrial community's first dedicated monitoring and incident response class at the SANS Institute (ICS515) and the industry recognized cyber threat intelligence course (FOR578).

Forbes named Robert to its 30 under 30 (2016) list as one of the "brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents" in Enterprise Technology. He is a business leader but also technical practitioner. Robert helped lead the investigation into the 2015 cyber attack on Ukraine's power grid, he and his team at Dragos helped identify and analyze the CRASHOVERRIDE malware that attacked Ukraine's grid in 2016 and the TRISIS malware deployed against an industrial safety system in the Middle East in 2017.

Robert is routinely sought after for his advice and input into industrial threat detection and response. He has presented at major security conferences such as SANS, BlackHat, DefCon, and RSA and has testified to the Senate's Energy and National Resources Committee. As a non-resident national security fellow at New America, Robert works to inform policy related to critical infrastructure cyber security and is regularly asked by various governments to brief to national level leaders.

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Bob Ackerman

Board Member

Bob Ackerman is referred to as one of “Cyber’s Money Men” by major business publications for his experience and leadership in venture capital investing in Cyber Security start-up technology companies. He has been named one of "Technology’s Top 100 Investors" by Forbes magazine. With 20 plus years of experience as a venture capitalist, Bob is the Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley-based Cyber Security venture capital firm Allegis Capital, Co-Founder of Columbia, Maryland-based Cyber Start-up Studio DataTribe and the Founder and Executive Chairman of Founder’s Equity Partners, a direct secondary investment firm that also invests in cyber security companies.

Prior to his career as a venture capitalist, Bob was a serial entrepreneur as a CEO and founder of two successful technology companies, including leading UNIX technology company UniSoft, and InfoGear Technology Corporation, the visionary creator of the original iPhones. Bob has a degree in Computer Science and is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the University of California’s Haas School of Business MBA program.

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Sameer Reddy

Board Member

At Energy Impact Partners (EIP), Sameer Reddy leads EIP’s investment efforts in distributed generation and cybersecurity. Sameer has over a decade of experience in the clean-technology sector in various capacities. Prior to joining EIP, Sameer spent five years at Evercore Partners as a Vice President in the firm’s Power & Utilities M&A practice. While at Evercore, he advised utilities and power companies on several key M&A transactions totaling over $15 billion in enterprise value. Prior to joining Evercore, Sameer was at GE Energy Financial Services for three years, focusing on venture capital and renewable energy investing across the Power and Clean Technology sectors. Mr. Reddy has a dual degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Florida.

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Mike Janke

Board Member

Co-Founder of DataTribe. In addition to co-founding Data Tribe, Mike Janke is a founder and former CEO of Silent Circle, the world’s leading Global Secure Communications service and the makers of Blackphone – Time Magazine’s top 10 invention of the year. Mike is also a former member of the elite SEAL Team 6 as well as an author of two best-selling books on self-discipline, leadership, and performance.

He is the 2016 recipient of the Visionary of the year award from the Center For Democracy and Technology. Mike is also the founder of Blue Pacific Studios – a Los Angeles based Film production firm. Prior to starting Silent Circle, he was the founder and former CEO of SOC-USA one of the country's largest defense logistics and security firms headquartered in Washington DC, with over 10,000 employees in a dozen countries. Mike speaks around the world on Technology, Defense and Privacy.

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Tom Bennett

Board Member

Tom Bennett has been an Incubator Venture Capitalist, CEO, Board Director and entrepreneur with a track record of taking disruptive, venture-backed startups from concept to market leadership into profitable liquidity events. Tom is a nationally recognized domain expert in cybersecurity, big data and analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Tom has previously held high Department of Defense security clearance and has worked with multiple agencies on national cybersecurity defense and operations initiatives. Tom is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the American College of Corporate Directors (ACCD).

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Meet the Advisory Board

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Marty Edwards

Marty Edwards is a globally recognized industrial automation and control systems (IACS) cybersecurity expert who collaborates with industry, government, and academia to raise awareness of the growing risks of industrial cybersecurity incidents and the need to take steps to mitigate them.

As Director of Strategic Initiatives at the International Society of Automation (ISA), Edwards works with government and industry leaders throughout the world to broaden understanding and imple- mentation of the ISA/IEC 62443 cybersecurity standards. Prior to joining ISA in mid-2017, Edwards—a 25-year industry veteran—was the longest-serving Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). Edwards also served as a program manager focused on control systems security at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and has held a variety of roles in the instrumentation and automation fields. Edwards also currently serves as the Managing Director of the Automation Federation.

Edwards holds a diploma of technology in Process Control and Industrial Automation (Magna cum Laude) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and in 2015 received the institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2016, Edwards was recognized by FCW in its “Federal 100 Awards” as being one of the top IT professionals in the U.S. federal government.

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Ambika Gadre

Over her career, Ambika Gadre has led product innovation from inception to market leadership at companies like Bracket Computing (a pioneer in Cloud Workload Protection) and IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco in 2007 for $830M), as well as $1.2B portfolio across three business units building Cisco's Network Security, Content Security and Identity Management products and $1B+ mid-range workstation product line at Silicon Graphics.

Today, as founder and principal consultant at Xplicable LLC, Ambika steps in as Chief Product Officer and VP Marketing leading product management and marketing at early stage companies in the domains of cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure security and artificial intelligence. She was honored with the “Shaping Info Security” Industry Award for her impact on advancing security technology.

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Tom Gillis

Tom Gillis is the SVP/GM of the Network and Security Business Unit at VMware. Tom’s background gives him a keen understanding about the direction of cloud, security and enterprise computing, making him an ideal leader to drive VMware’s networking and security strategy. Prior to joining VMware, Tom Gillis was CEO of Bracket Computing, a company he founded in December 2011. Gillis started Bracket with a vision to re-imagine enterprise computing. Before starting Bracket, Gillis was VP/GM of the Security Technology Group at Cisco Systems. This Technology Group included the business units responsible for Cisco's entire Network and Content Security product portfolio, including firewalls, IPS, VPN, and email security and web security gateways. Prior to Cisco, Tom was VP of Marketing and part if the founding team of IronPort Systems which was acquired by Cisco in 2007. Before that, he held the position of VP/GM at iBEAM Broadcasting, an Internet startup that went public on NASDAQ. He has also worked at Silicon Graphics, the Boston Consulting Group, and Raytheon Corporation. Gillis received a BSEE from Tufts, an MSEE from Northwestern, and an MBA from Harvard.

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Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and advises U.S. national laboratories and innovative energy investment funds, research endeavors, and start-ups.  She served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy from 2014-2017, where she provided strategic direction for its broad missions in national, nuclear and cyber security, science and energy, electricity sector emergency preparedness and response, and environmental management. In this role, Liz spearheaded a major initiative in partnership with leaders of the American utility sector to tackle emerging cyber and physical challenges to the power grid.  She previously served as Special Assi Affairs from 2009-2013.  In the Clinton Administration, Liz served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia. Earlier in her career, she was Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Chief Foreign Affairs and Defense Policy Adviser.  She has also held positions at Stanford University, Harvard University, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Brookings Institution.  She is the recipient of the Department of Energy Exceptional Service Award, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Nunn-Lugar Trailblazer Award.  She received her B.A. magna cum laude at Harvard University and her D.Phil in International Relations as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University.

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Phil Jones

Philip Jones is currently President of Phil Jones Consulting LLC based in Seattle, Washington, that provides expert advice and consulting services for organizations in the fields of energy and utility regulation, communications regulation, and cybersecurity compliance and regulation. He is continuing to work in the fields of market development and potential independent system operators (ISO’s) in the Western States, as well as in EV (electric vehicle) infrastructure and distributed energy resources

Mr. Jones currently serves as Executive Director of the Alliance for Transportation Electrification (ATE), which is a recently established industry-funded non-profit association that seeks to promote the acceleration of transportation electrification deployments, a robust utility role, and interoperability and open standards. Mr. Jones serves as a Director of the Western Grid Group which advocates for clean energy resources and an efficient transmission grid in the Western States. He also serves as a Board Advisor to Energy Impact Partners (EIP), based in New York City, which is a private equity infrastructure fund comprised of major utility investors that seeks to invest in innovative young technology companies focused on the energy sector. He also serves on the non-profit Boards of Directors of Carbon WA and Climate Solutions.

Mr. Jones served as a Commissioner on the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) for 12 years from 2005 to 2017. He served in many leadership positions in NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners) during his tenure, and served as President of NARUC in 2012-13. He continues to serve on the EPRI Advisory Council. Mr. Jones is a native of Spokane, Washington and a graduate with a B.A. from Harvard College.

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Jeff Williams

Jeff is currently at Bain Capital Ventures as an Operating Partner in the Bay Area, where he focuses on infrastructure software and security.  He has more than 25 years of operating experience helping early-stage enterprise software companies to scale and grow into market leaders.

Prior to Bain Capital Ventures, Jeff led sales at organizations such as GlobalCenter (acquired by Exodus Communications in 2001), IntruVert Networks (acquired by McAfee in 2003), and IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco in 2007).  Most recently, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Sales at FireEye, a leading enterprise security platform.  Jeff was FireEye’s first sales leader and helped transform the company into a market-leading enterprise security company, culminating in a successful public offering in 2013.  In addition to his formal roles, Jeff has also served on the Board of Directors of cloud infrastructure startup Meraki Wireless (acquired by Cisco in 2012), cloud security startup OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco in 2015), Adallom (acquired by Microsoft in 2015) and Evident.io (acquired by Palo Alto Networks).

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Meet the Dragos Doggos

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Bear Curry

Bear is a Fox Red Lab rescue, originally found and rescued on MD's Eastern Shore. Andrew Curry adopted Bear in August 2015, when he was four months old. Bear loves hiking, the beach, and laying in the sun. He prefers peanut butter on everything he eats, including hard peanut butter treats. Bear visits Dragos' HQ a few days a week, where he's had the opportunity to contribute to candidate interviews, and demos to the U.S. Department of Energy and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL).

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Belle Lee

Belle is a Goldendoodle that has Robert and Raven Lee as roommates. She’s best friends with Ryker and loves to lick his face when her roommates aren’t looking. She enjoys swimming more than anything else, and when given the opportunity, will jump into any reasonably-sized body of water, regardless of how recently she was bathed. Belle loves everyone and everything, except the jerks that break into industrial infrastructure. If she ever catches them, she still won’t bark, but she probably won’t lick them.

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Sherman Nelson

Sherman is a 16-year-old Pomeranian, adopted by Tami Nelson in 2002. Like his namesake, William Tecumseh Sherman, Sherman detests politics, is an amateur painter, and enjoys quoting Shakespeare. Sherman implements his own scorched earth policy, by destroying everything evil and ugly in his path, with his supreme cuteness and preciousness. Sherman enjoys marching to the sea, car rides, sleeping for long periods at a time, listening to Black Sabbath, and snoring on his momma’s desk at work.

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Investment

DataTribe

We are unlike any other investor. Not an incubator, a studio, or a standard VC, we co-build with teams from the ground up. We help build the product, define the roadmap, and assemble the team. We engage pilot customers and ensure product-market fit. Our staff delivers the building blocks successful companies require.

www.datatribe.com

AllegisCyber

The Allegis team is steeped in cybersecurity. We are passionate about identifying companies and entrepreneurs developing disruptive and innovative approaches to address the crucial issues on the fast-changing cybersecurity landscape. Bad actors are creating new cybersecurity threats around the clock and can strike anywhere and anytime, and they are targeting businesses, consumers and governments. Allegis has the necessary knowledge and solid commitment that it takes to find, invest in and develop the next-generation of 'white hats' to protect our global technology infrastructure.

www.allegiscyber.com/

Energy Impact Partners

We are backed by some of the world's largest and most progressive energy companies. Together, we work to identify emerging trends, new technologies and innovative business models to build a better energy future. We are a platform created by utilities and for utilities, working with a proven collaborative investment model.

www.energyimpactpartners.com/

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Industrial Control Systems

info@dragos.com