CII Advisory Board Members

  • Alan Cox

    Alan Cox

    Longtime Linux Kernel Developer

    Alan is a longtime Linux kernel developer and has been recognized by the Free Software Foundation for advancing free software.

  • Ben Laurie

    Ben Laurie

    Senior Member of Security Team at Google

    Ben Laurie is a software engineer, protocol designer and cryptographer. He was a founding director and first Security Chair of The Apache Software Foundation, is a core team member of OpenSSL, a committer and member of the security team at FreeBSD, a director of the Open Rights Group, and a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Computer Laboratory. He is a senior member of Google's security team, where he is currently leading the Certificate Transparency project. His research at Cambridge is into operating system and CPU security and he is particularly interested in tools to improve the security of new and existing software. He wrote Apache-SSL, which, in its latest incarnation, runs over half of the secure Web. He has been writing and contributing to open source software for over 15 years.

  • Bruce Schneier

    Bruce Schneier

    Security Technologist and Author

    Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author, described by The Economist as a "security guru." He has written over a dozen books, four hundred essays and op-eds, 100 academic papers, and a widely read blog and monthly newsletter.

  • Dan Kaminsky

    Dan Kaminsky

    Security Researcher

    Dan Kaminsky has been a noted security researcher for over a decade, and has spent his career advising Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco, Avaya, and Microsoft. Dan spent three years working with Microsoft on their Vista, Server 2008, and Windows 7 releases. Dan is best known for his work finding a critical flaw in the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), and for leading what became the largest synchronized fix to the Internet’s infrastructure of all time. Of the seven Recovery Key Shareholders who possess the ability to restore the DNS root keys, Dan is the American representative. Dan is presently developing systems to reduce the cost and complexity of securing critical infrastructure.

  • Dan Meredith

    Dan Meredith

    Director of Open Technology Fund, Radio Free Asia

    Dan currently directs the Open Technology Fund at Radio Free Asia. He joined RFA in January 2012 as OTF’s inaugural director. As the program’s principal director, he is responsible for OTF’s day-to-day operations and long-term planning. Over the past decade, Dan has identified as an activist, technologist, journalist, and now funder exploring emerging trends intersecting human rights, transparency, global communication policy and technology, information security, and the Internet.

  • Eduard Karel de Jong

    Eduard Karel de Jong

    Security and Privacy Expert

    Eduard is a Dutch programmer, one of the first to join DigiCash with David Chaum, successfully implementing the very first electronic form money in 1991. With strong privacy protection, DigiCash realized in a period of 15 month a fully functional system with electronic cash in smart cards. In 1992, Eduard and his DigiCash colleague Boudewijn de Kerf started their own company, QC Technology, to consult on securing IT and implement security using smart cards and cryptographic techniques. In 1995 he co-founded IntegrityArts with Patrice Peyret and developed the Java Card operating system for smart cards, acquired by Sun in 1997. After leaving Sun in 2006, Eduard rejoined his Dutch company QC technology, where he is currently involved in Open Standards and Open Source Software projects dealing with secure transactions and privacy. Eduard holds a BS in Physics and MS in Computer Science. In between these studies he was elected as member of the Amsterdam City council, where he served for 30 months. Eduard has been awarded over 30 patents in the areas of smart cards, privacy protection, network security and electronic payment.

  • Eric Sears

    Eric Sears

    Program Officer for Human Rights and International Justice

    Eric Sears is a Program Officer for Human Rights and International Justice. Prior to joining the Foundation in May 2009, Eric served as Program Officer in the Crimes Against Humanity Program at Human Rights First. In this capacity he engaged in research and advocacy within the United Nations system on a range of issues related to ending atrocity crimes and strengthening international justice mechanisms. Eric also worked for Amnesty International USA where he held several positions, including directing the organization’s campaign aimed at reforming U.S. counterterrorism policies. He played a key role in developing the organization’s ability to more effectively respond to human rights emergencies. Eric holds an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Science from Saint Louis University.

  • Greg Kroah-Hartman

    Greg Kroah-Hartman

    Fellow, Linux Foundation

    Kroah-Hartman is among a distinguished group of software developers that maintain Linux at the kernel level. In his role as Linux Foundation Fellow, KroahHartman will continue his work as the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in a fully neutral environment. He will also work more closely with Linux Foundation members, workgroups, Labs projects, and staff on key initiatives to advance Linux.

    Kroah-Hartman created and maintains the Linux Driver Project. He is also currently the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of different subsystems that include USB, staging, driver core, tty, and sysfs, among others. Most recently, he was a Fellow at SUSE. Kroah-Hartman is an adviser to Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab, a member of The Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board, has delivered a variety of keynote addresses at developer and industry events, and has authored two books covering Linux device drivers and Linux kernel development

  • Matt Green

    Matt Green

    Assistant Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University

    Matt Green is an Assistant Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests are applied cryptography, privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols, and cryptographic engineering. Green was formerly a partner in Independent Security Evaluators, a custom security evaluation and design consultancy. From 1999-2003, he served as a senior technical staff member at AT&T Laboratories/Research in Florham Park, NJ.

  • Michael Howard

    Michael Howard

    Senior Principal Cybersecurity Architect at Microsoft

    Michael is a leading security expert. He is Senior Principal Cybersecurity Architect at Microsoft and is the author or co-author of a number of books including Writing Secure Code, The 19 Deadly Sins of Software Security, The Security Development Lifecycle, and others. At Microsoft he focuses on secure design, programming, and testing techniques.

  • Robert Seacord

    Robert Seacord

    Secure Coding Technical Manager, CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI)

    Robert is the secure coding technical manager in the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The CERT Program is a trusted provider of operationally relevant cybersecurity research and innovative and timely responses to our nation’s cybersecurity challenges. The Secure Coding Initiative works with software developers and software development organizations to eliminate vulnerabilities resulting from coding errors before they are deployed. Robert is also an adjunct professor in the School of Computer Science and the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Ted Ts'o

    Ted Ts'o

    Staff Engineer at Google

    Ted is a staff engineer working at Google, where he works on file systems and storage. He's worked on the Linux kernel since 1991, and was probably the first Linux Kernel developer in North America. He is currently on the Advisory Board for the Core Infrastructure Initiative at the Linux Foundation, and organizes the annual Linux Kernel Summit, which brings together the top 75 Linux Kernel Developers in the world every year. He is often involved with the Linux, Storage, File System, and MM Summt, and this year he is on the program committee for the Vault Conference. He previously worked at MIT in Information Systems, where he used to be the development team leader for Kerberos. Before that, he also was a member of the Network Operations Group. He is a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, and previously served on the Security Area Directorate of the IETF. He also served as the co-chairs of the ONC RPC and IP Security working groups.

  • Tom Ritter

    Tom Ritter

    Practice Director at NCC Group's Cryptography Services

    Tom Ritter is a Practice Director at NCC Group's Cryptography Services, performing cryptographic analysis of protocols and implementations across multiple platforms and environments. He has spent several years leading application security assessments and research on everything from browsers to embedded cell towers, and before that worked as a developer in the Financial Services sector. Some of his public work can be seen at security conferences in Europe, North and South America and in managing NCC Group's work with the Open Technology Fund and the Open Crypto Audit Project, comprising public reports on TrueCrypt, TorBrowser and several other applications. He is involved in IETF Working Groups for secure protocols, is a volunteer for the Tor Project, and works towards security, anonymity, and privacy on the Internet.