The Important People

Nick Sullivan

Nick Sullivan is an online computer security commentator and sometimes programmer. He runs the cryptography team at Cloudflare and is focused on improving cryptographic security online. He’s most well-known for his work on TLS 1.3, standing in front of lava lamps, the Heartbleed Challenge, his introduction to elliptic curve cryptography, and being the jerk responsible for FairPlay DRM.


Richard Oak

Richard Oak is Technology Lead at MedSec where he focuses primarily on the development of secure products for the healthcare industry. Prior to MedSec, Richard served as a lead cyber security specialist for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, where he served a critical role in the development of highly innovative, technical solutions for the UK government. Richard has also served a number of key roles at QinetiQ (one of the UK's leading defence research companies) where he developed a number of novel, patent-protected security technologies, and supported the deployment of these technologies to various arms of the UK military and Ministry of Defence. Patented technologies include a novel method for distributing quantum cryptography keys within an optical star network and BreakWall - a network device that provides an "IP-Break", preventing the spread of low level network attacks.


Dino Dai Zovi

Dino Dai Zovi is a hacker, reformed skydiver, and recovering grapefruit addict. Dino is also a regular speaker at information security conferences having presented his independent research at conferences around the world including DEF CON, Black Hat, and CanSecWest. He is a co-author of the books "The iOS Hacker's Handbook" (Wiley, 2012), "The Mac Hacker's Handbook" (Wiley, 2009) and "The Art of Software Security Testing" (Addison-Wesley, 2006). He is best known in the information security community for winning the first PWN2OWN contest at CanSecWest 2007.


Ryan Stortz and Jay Little

Ryan Stortz is a Principal Security Researcher at Trail of Bits in NYC.

Jay Little is security researcher at Trail of Bits. Jay has over 10 years experience making types and structures in IDA Pro.


Vlad Wolstencroft

Vlad is a Senior product security engineer at Twilio Inc. Throughout his career, he has focused on telecom and telecom based security, with 2G/3G/4G and IMS networks. He specializes in IoT security and reversing and exploiting IoT devices, firmware and designs.


Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade

Juan Andrés Guerrero-Saade is Principal Security Researcher at Recorded Future's Insikt Group. Before joining Recorded Future, he worked as Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky's GReAT and served as Senior Cybersecurity and National Security Advisor to the President of Ecuador. His latest publications include 'The Ethics and Perils of APT Research: An Unexpected Transition Into Intelligence Brokerage', 'Wave your False Flags! Deception Tactics Muddying Attribution in Targeted Attacks', and 'Walking in Your Enemy's Shadow: When Fourth-Party Collection Becomes Attribution Hell'


Alexei Bulazel

Alexei Bulazel (@0xAlexei) is a security researcher at ForAllSecure. He also provides expertise on reverse engineering and cyber policy at River Loop Security. Alexei has previously presented his research at venues such as Black Hat, REcon Brussels, and ShmooCon, among others, and has published scholarly work at the USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT) and the Reversing and Offensive-oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTS). A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and a proud alumnus of RPISEC, Alexei completed his MS under Dr. Bülent Yener.