Avery Tarasov - CEO / Lead Software Security Engineer
Avery became interested in computers at a young age while attending Princeton Day School. As a teenager he began developing Windows system utilities in C++ and Visual Basic 6. He has 18 years work experience in Information Technology of which the last 14 were in cyber security with the previous 8 years being cyber security management positions. With a primary focus on threat hunting, he was the top contributor of open source Snort intrusion detection system rules in the world between 2012 and 2015 (252 rules created). He has worked at companies such as Wafra, KIND, Avon, Microsoft and E*TRADE Financial. Additionally, he is the founder of Laser Pointer Forums, a laser discussion forum created in 2006 with over 1.2 million posts and 43K members.
Avery holds the CISSP certification and a Masters degree in Information Systems and Technology Management with specialization in Information Assurance & Security from Capella University.
Grégori Macário Harbs - Principal Software Security Engineer