CII Advisory Board Members

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.