Advisory Board

Jon Callas

Founder Zatik Security

Jon Callas is a technologist, inventor, and executive with deep experience in designing products and systems. Called "An entrepreneur and innovator in information security and cryptography, operating system security, public key infrastructure, and intellectual property rights," he is also an expert in privacy and an innovator in human-computer interactions. Mr. Callas is a creator of several Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards, including OpenPGP, DKIM, and ZRTP. He is also a creator of Apple's FileVault 2 storage encryption system, and led an application security red team. He has worked on public policy and human rights at the ACLU and EFF.

Brian LaMacchia

Director, Security and Crypto, Microsoft Research

Brian LaMacchia recently retired from a 25+-year career at Microsoft Corporation where he was a Distinguished Engineer and head of the Security and Cryptography team within Microsoft Research. Dr. LaMacchia is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington, an Affiliate Faculty member of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, a Member of the Computing Community Consortium Council, and a Member of the Forum on Cyber Resiliance at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. LaMacchia also currently serves as Treasurer of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of Seattle Opera. Dr. LaMacchia received S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1990, 1991, and 1996, respectively.

Gary McGraw

Former Vice President Security Technology of  Synopsys

Gary McGraw is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best selling books on this topic. His titles include Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure Software, Java Security, Exploiting Online Games, and 6 other books; and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. Dr. McGraw has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, authors a periodic security column for SearchSecurity, and is frequently quoted in the press. Besides serving as a strategic counselor for top business and IT executives, Gary is on the Advisory Boards of Maxmyinterest, NTrepid, and Ravenwhite. He has also served as a Board member of Cigital and Codiscope (acquired by Synopsys) and as Advisor to Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), and Invotas (acquired by FireEye). His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Informatics. Gary produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for Synopsys and IEEE Security & Privacy magazine (syndicated by SearchSecurity).

Mary Ellen Zurko

Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Mary Ellen Zurko is a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Mez has worked extensively in security; in product development, early product prototyping, and in research, and has over 20 patents. She was security architect of one of IBM's earliest clouds; SaaS for business collaboration. She defined the field of User-Centered Security in 1996. As a senior research fellow at the Open Group Research Institute, she led several innovative security initiatives in authorization policies, languages, and mechanisms that incorporate user-centered design elements. She started her security career at DEC working on an A1 VMM, on which she coauthored a retrospective. She has written on active content security, public key infrastructures, distributed authorization, user-centered security, and security and the web. She is a contributor to the O'Reilly book "Security and Usability: Designing Secure Systems that People Can Use." She is on the steering committees of New Security Paradigms Workshop and Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, and is General Chair of SOUPS 2018. Mez received S.B and S.M. degrees in computer science from MIT.

Adam Fineberg

Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon Lab126

Adam Fineberg is is the Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon’s Lab126.   With nearly 25 years of both software and hardware engineering expertise and a proven record of delivering technology, Fineberg’s work has included influential industry partners such as Apple, IBM, Palm where he worked as the chief architect for WebOS.  He also managed the successful design and launch of over 15 different products as vice president of engineering for SiRF technology. Adam holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Rutgers.