Writers and Speakers

Phillip Hallam-Baker
Contributor, Comodo

Dr. Hallam-Baker is an internationally recognized computer security specialist and is credited with ‘significant contributions’ to the design of HTTP 1.0, the core protocol of the World Wide Web.

Christian Mairoll
Contributor, Emsisoft

Christian is founder and CEO of the Austrian anti-malware company Emsisoft. For CDM, his aim is to educate our readers with essential security knowledge, especially in understanding and stopping new and innovative malware.


Tim Pierson
Contributor, Data-Sentry, Inc.

Tim is a leading information security expert, consultant and educator.Tim is also a national celebrity and has appeared regionally on Fox News as well as nationally on CBS “The Early Show” with an audience of over 2.7 million viewers.

Edward A. Adams
Security Innovation

Ed is a security software veteran, risk management and application security expert who serves on the board of the National Association of Information Security Group (NAISG) and the International Secure Software Engineering Council (ISSECO).


Fred Touchette
Senior Security Analyst, AppRiver

Fred Touchette, CCNA, GSEC, GREM, GPEN, Security+, is a Senior Security Analyst at AppRiver. Touchette is primarily responsible for evaluating security controls and identifying potential risks. He provides advice, research support, project management services, and information security expertise to assist in designing security solutions for new and existing applications.

Zulfikar Ramzan
Chief Technology Officer, Elastica

Zulfikar Ramzan is the Chief Technology Officer of Elastica, the leader in Data Science Powered Cloud Application Security (http://elastica.net). In this role, he drives Elastica’s efforts in leveraging data science and machine learning techniques towards improving the security of cloud services.


John Dancu
President and CEO, IDology

John Dancu has served as President and CEO of IDology since 2005 and is recognized for his leading edge innovations in both the identity and fraud spaces. John has a widespread track record in advising customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, and pioneering industry collaboration initiatives. With John’s leadership, IDology has evolved into a recognized leader across multiple industries including mobile payments, financial services, government and e-commerce for innovation and has become a leading voice coordinating the fight against fraud.




Abrar Ahmed
CIO and Senior Vice President of Technical Service, SureID

As Senior Vice President of Technical Services, Abrar Ahmed is responsible for engineering, information technology, information assurance, program management, and operations. Mr. Ahmed joined SureID, Inc., in 2007 and has been responsible for several key programs for the company including DIACAP (Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Program) and securing product compliance for DoD/DHS regulations. Most recently he held executive management responsibilities at SureID, Inc., for vendor sales and service, field operations, and business development.

Mr. Ahmed is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of high-tech experience in executive management.

Patrick Kehoe
Chief Marketing Officer, Arxan Technologies

Patrick Kehoe is the Chief Marketing Officer of Arxan Technologies. He and the team at Arxan are in the business of understanding application security vulnerabilities and deploying approaches to protect applications — building on over 10 years of research and intellectual capital on this topic. Patrick brings over twenty years of experience working with software, hardware, and service providers in the High Tech industry. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. In his spare time, he enjoys triathlons and traveling with his family. Patrick can be reached at (301) 968-4290 and at the Arxan website http://www.arxan.com




Michael Daugherty
Senior Writer, Cyber Defense Magazine

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