Prof. Avishai Wool
Avishai has served on the program committee of the leading IEEE and ACM conferences on computer and network security. He has published more than 40 research papers and holds 10 US Patents with many more pending. He is also an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University.
When he's not busy evangelizing AlgoSec's solutions, Avishai enjoys tinkering with all sorts of computer and network security technologies. Alongside some of his students, Avishai demonstrated that the pairing algorithm in Bluetooth 2.0 is totally broken (leading to the standardization of Bluetooth 2.1). More recently, he demonstrated that the proposed Israeli RFID-based elections are vulnerable to all sorts of attacks.
And if you believe Google searches, he is also one of the most famous "Avishai"s on the net.
Nimmy Reichenberg heads global marketing for AlgoSec and surprisingly actually understands what he markets. Originally a software engineer with security focus, Nimmy designed and developed security products before switching over to the dark side and becoming a marketeer. Nimmy has published several articles in security publications such as SC Magazine and ISSA journal and has spoken on various security topics in leading security conferences.
When he is not brainwashing you to buy AlgoSec products, Nimmy can be found Kite Surfing at the nearest beach where the wind is blowing over 15 knots, and spending time with his wife and baby boy.
Sam Erdheim has more than a decade of product management and marketing experience in the IT software space, from email archiving to information security. Before moving to the network side, Sam previously spent his professional time in the endpoint security market, helping customers reduce their IT risk and improve productivity. Sam thoroughly enjoys reading up on marketing best practices, writing and engaging in discussions on technology and improving business. He has written a host of whitepapers and participated in numerous webcasts, both as a speaker and moderator.
When not writing about infosecurity and its impact on business, Sam enjoys playing the guitar for his wife and children and watching/discussing professional sports.
Josh Karp is responsible for business development at AlgoSec and has over 15 years of experience in the network security space. Prior to AlgoSec, Josh founded a Merchant PCI Compliance company called The CISO Group. His hands-on research includes discovering and reporting high profile vulnerabilities in well-known programs such as BIND, Apache, Sendmail and Windows. Josh has been a featured speaker at many industry and security community conferences sich as SANS, Networld Interop and others, and is active in many security related groups including The Department of Homeland Security Cyber Task Force, OS2A and AVDL.
When not working on security related topics, Josh enjoys spending time with his Doberman, racing cars and playing music.
Robert is the Regional Pre-Sales Manager for Central Europe at AlgoSec. He is an old school geek that thankfully learned security ethics from a mentor when dial up speeds were still measured in baud. The largest segment of his daytime career provided a solid foundation in Governance and Compliance, but interest in the expansive field of security never dimmed. He began writing his own end user security blog several years ago to help normal folks make sense of the overwhelming, and help households and corporate users alike with their vulnerability and risk management.
When he is not bathing in the healing light of panel displays, you’ll most likely find him on his fixed gear bicycle in the rolling hills of Bavaria. Or perhaps in the Alps stomping up to another summit. Or free diving.
Tim is AlgoSec’s Regional Systems Engineer supporting the Southeast in the US. Tim has lived and breathed information security for more than 20 years. He started out as a computer programmer where he learned the art of security within the code base itself. Tim then moved on to server administration always keeping security in mind with regard to every task he was assigned. Eventually Tim moved into network security and data center security with responsibility for both physical and electronic security for four large data centers.
When he's not supporting AlgoSec customers, Tim enjoys tinkering around the house or relaxing in his pool.
Kyle Wickert is a Regional System Engineer for AlgoSec, covering the Central/North East United States & Eastern Canada. Kyle has worked in information security for the past several years, more specifically in the areas of network security and security architecture, for the Canadian banking industry. Kyle presently holds a CISSP and SCCP and is always looking to for ways to share knowledge related to information security. Kyle brings a fresh view of information security and is interested in sharing his beliefs, discussing and debating different security methods and approaches.
When not supporting and deploying solutions for AlgoSec customers, Kyle enjoys working with vehicles and staying fit.
Matthew Pascucci (Guest Author)
Matthew Pascucci has over 10 years experience in Information Technology and works as a freelance Information Security writer. He's also heavily involved in InfraGard to promote cyber security awareness. You can follow him on twitter @matthewpascucci or his blog at www.frontlinesentinel.com