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Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Tas leads the development and integration of Rapid7’s award-winning solutions, driving the technical direction to enable customers through quality, simplicity, and innovation. Prior to founding Rapid7, Tas helped form Percussion Software, where he led the development of Percussion's first product. He has also developed software in the security and risk areas for CitiCorp.
Chief Product Officer
Lee Weiner brings a wealth of security and product leadership experience to Rapid7, where he is responsible for leading the directions and delivery of Rapid7's entire product portfolio. Before becoming Chief Product Officer, Lee was VP of Products at LogMeIn, Inc., a provider of cloud-based remote connectivity solutions. He has also held leadership roles at several software security firms, including Netegrity, Inc., IMlogic, Inc., and Symantec Corporation. Lee received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.
Chief Data Scientist
Bob Rudis has over 20 years of experience using data to help defend global Fortune 100 companies. Rudis is a serial tweeter (@hrbrmstr), avid blogger (rud.is), author (Data-Driven Security), speaker and regular contributor to the open source community (github.com/hrbrmstr). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Information Risk Analysts, is on the editorial board of SANS Securing The Human program and was Co-chair of the 2014 Metricon security metrics/analytics conference. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Scranton.
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Senior Director, R7Labs
Derek Abdine has been making the internet a safer place for over a decade. Hacker at heart, security researcher by trade, Derek applies his background in packet dissection, plaintext and binary protocols, and dynamic and static code patching to shine light on vulnerabilities; his research has been disclosed both publicly and privately with Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, Derek has been leading the charge against global cyber security threats as Senior Director of Rapid7 Labs, where he and his team collect and analyze over 3.6 billion IP addresses to share insights with the infosec community. He also enjoys hacking games. If you’ve played Grand Theft Auto on multiplayer, you’ve seen his handiwork.
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Tod Beardsley is the director of research at Rapid7. He has over 20 years of hands-on security experience, stretching from in-band telephony switching to modern IoT implementations. He has held IT Ops and IT Security positions in large organizations such as 3Com, Dell, and Westinghouse, as both an offensive and defensive practitioner. Today, Tod directs the myriad security research programs and initiatives at Rapid7. He can be uniquely identified at https://keybase.io/todb.
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Research Director, Transportation Security
Craig Smith is Research Director of Transportation Security at Rapid7 and founder of Open Garages, a distributed collective of performance tuners, mechanics, security researchers, and artists. Craig is also the author of the Car Hacker's Handbook, and has developed many open source utilities to teach CAN bus to students as well as security penetration tools that can uncover vulnerabilities in vehicle and diagnostic systems. Craig has worked in the security field for over 20 years, with the last five focused on automotive.
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Research Lead, IoT
Deral Heiland, CISSP, has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, and has held multiple positions including: Senior Network Analyst, Network Administrator, Database Manager, Financial Systems Manager and Senior Information Security Analyst. Over the last 8+ years Heiland’s career has focused on security research, security assessments, penetration testing, and consulting for corporations and government agencies. Heiland has conducted security research on numerous technical subjects, releasing white papers, security advisories, and presenting at numerous national and international security conferences including Blackhat, Defcon, Shmoocon, DerbyCon, Hackcon Norway, and Hack In Paris. Heiland’s commentary has appeared in several media outlets and publications including ABC World News, Bloomberg UTV, MIT Technical Review, MSNBC, SC Magazine, Threat Post and The Register.
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Threat Intelligence Lead
Rebekah Brown has spent more than a decade working in the intelligence community; her previous roles include NSA network warfare analyst, Operations Chief of a United States Marine Corps cyber unit, and a U.S. Cyber Command training and exercise lead. Rebekah has helped develop threat intelligence and security awareness programs at the federal, state, and local level, as well as in the private sector. Today, Rebekah leads the Rapid7 threat intelligence programs, where her responsibilities include program architecture, analysis, and operations. She is a course author and instructor for SANS FOR578 - Cyber Threat Intelligence, and author of Intelligence Driven Incident Response.
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Manager, R7 Labs
Tom Sellers is the manager of the Rapid7 Labs team. He has 20 years of experience in IT and Security. He has been responsible for defensive Information Security for companies in the finance, service provider, and security software industries. A strong believer in Open Source, he has contributed to Nmap since 2007 as well as created multiple modules for the Metasploit Project. Today, he and his team leverage efforts such as Projects Sonar and Heisenberg to support research as well as provide insights and context to public.
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Senior Security Researcher
Jon Hart has held a variety of positions in the security field over the last 15 years, including security research, penetration testing, security operations and product development, more than half of it at Rapid7. For the last several years, Jon has been at the helm of Rapid7 Labs' Project Sonar, conducting Internet-wide surveys of security issues, the results from which have been included in countless vulnerability disclosures, research papers, blog posts and Rapid7 product capabilities.
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Andy is a full-time nerd and always liked everything about computers. He got into IT-Security during his studies of computer science and just got stuck with it while doing private security related projects and learning more stuff about IT-security with like-minded friends. In the Rapid7 Labs team he is mostly responsible for building honeypots. In his free time he plays CTF for a big German CTF team and likes to tinker around with embedded computing systems - both building and hacking them.
Senior Data Scientist
Kwan is a Senior Data Scientist on the Rapid7 Labs team. His day to day activities often involve analyzing large-scale honeypot or Internet-scan data, applying statistical and machine learning methods to address research or operational challenges, and producing data visualizations to communicate findings to broad audiences. Kwan is a former Certified Public Accountant and holds degrees in International Security and Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Brown University.
Lead Data Scientist
Roy Hodgman is a Lead Data Scientist at Rapid7 where he works works with a team of data scientists to identify, understand and protect against new security threats using machine learing and other statistical techniques. His current focus is on developing systems that autonomously find, evaluate and contextualize security incidents. Prior to joining Rapid7, Roy spent more than a decade in the security industry working on authentication, biometric and fraud detection problems.
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Vasudha is a data scientist on the Rapid7 OCTO team. She develops predictive models to better understand the nature of security threats and vulnerabilities. Prior to this, Vasudha has worked in retail analytics and quantum computing, and has a PhD in theoretical physics.