Superheroes Don't Do Infrastructure.

(That’s why we’re here.)

Agility

Threats will never go away, so securing critical systems requires constant vigiliance. Our vision and values drive us to measure our success by this criteria.

Humanity

No one asked us to take up the challenge of safeguarding civilization, but our customers supply billions with the means to make a better life. We take that responsibilty seriously.

Perseverence

We can improve multiple lives in myriad ways with a single gesture. We do it because it's in everyone's interest, we have the ability to make it happen, and we are passionate about security.

There is No Magic Bullet

No single piece of software can secure society, and no single person—or organization—can guard against the unforeseen. That’s why we’ve pulled experts from across industries, and from both the public and private intelligence communities.

Executives

Robert M. Lee
LinkedIn
CEO

A National Cybersecurity Fellow at DC-based think tank New America, Rob was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year 2015, and was inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology 2016 as one of “the brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents" in the sector. > FULL BIO

Robert M. Lee
LinkedIn
CEO

A National Cybersecurity Fellow at DC-based think tank New America, Rob was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year 2015, and was inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology 2016 as one of “the brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents" in the sector. A passionate educator, Rob is the course author of SANS ICS515 “ICS/SCADA Active Defense and Incident Response,” the only ICS-specific incident response course in the world, and the lead author of SANS FOR578 “Cyber Threat Intelligence.”

Rob pursued cyber security in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Cyber Warfare Operations Officer in the U.S. Intelligence Community. He has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions focused on identifying and remediating hostile nation-state adversary operations.

Jon Lavender
LinkedIn
CTO

Jon Lavender supervises development of ICS/SCADA-specific technologies and oversees Dragos’ Threat Operations Center analysts hunting advanced threats. He focuses on automating processes that scale incident response and threat hunting efforts, covering a wide range of industries and networks. > FULL BIO

Jon Lavender
LinkedIn
CTO

Jon Lavender supervises development of ICS/SCADA-specific technologies and oversees Dragos’ Threat Operations Center analysts hunting advanced threats. He focuses on automating processes that scale incident response and threat hunting efforts, covering a wide range of industries and networks.

Jon previously served as a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, leading both red and blue team operations. Notably, he led a hand-selected team tasked with developing analytics, tools, and best practices for identifying national-level cyber adversaries hacking U.S. government and infrastructure networks. There, he built relationships with key partners in the U.S. Intelligence Community and its allies. Jon holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Wake Forest School of Business and an MS in Cyber Security from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Justin Cavinee
LinkedIn
Chief Data Scientist

Justin led development of the Dragos Data Pipeline as well as the technologies enabling Dragos’ Threat Operations Center. Justin specializes in incident response and developing analytics to detect advanced threats both pre- and post-incident. His experience in ICS environments includes nuclear power, water distribution, manufacturing facilities, and oil and gas pipelines. > FULL BIO

Justin Cavinee
LinkedIn
Chief Data Scientist

Justin led development of the Dragos Data Pipeline as well as the technologies enabling Dragos’ Threat Operations Center. Justin specializes in incident response and developing analytics to detect advanced threats both pre- and post-incident. His experience in ICS environments includes nuclear power, water distribution, manufacturing facilities, and oil and gas pipelines.

Previously, he was a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community in charge of developing advanced analytics to detect threats targeting ICS/SCADA networks. He performed intrusion analysis and incident response against national-level adversaries and generated threat intelligence on adversary operations to inform both tactical level defenders and strategic positions such as heads of state. In his time serving, Justin worked in various red and blue team capacities and was routinely recognized for his exemplary service.

Tom Leuchtner
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VP Product Management and Strategy

Tom Leuchtner has more than 20 years experience in a variety of executive and product roles across fintech, cyber security, analytics, and enterprise software companies. Most recently he led Platform and Cloud product management at MicroStrategy. > FULL BIO

Tom Leuchtner
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VP Product Management and Strategy

Tom Leuchtner has more than 20 years experience in a variety of executive and product roles across fintech, cyber security, analytics, and enterprise software companies. Most recently he led Platform and Cloud product management at MicroStrategy. Prior to that he held senior product management roles at Telesign, FICO and Wolters Kluwer. Earlier in his career he worked for innovative software companies such as Lotus and Netscape. Tom holds a BA, MBA and MS in Finance from Boston College.

Sergio Caltagirone
LinkedIn
Director of Threat Intelligence

Sergio Caltagirone hunts evil. He spends his days tracking hackers and his evenings chasing human traffickers. In 9 years with the US Government and 3 years at Microsoft, Sergio has hunted the most sophisticated targeted threats in the world, applying intelligence to protect billions of users while safeguarding civilization through the protection of critical infrastructure and industrial control systems. > FULL BIO

Sergio Caltagirone
LinkedIn
Director of Threat Intelligence

Sergio Caltagirone hunts evil. He spends his days tracking hackers and his evenings chasing human traffickers. In 9 years with the US Government and 3 years at Microsoft, Sergio has hunted the most sophisticated targeted threats in the world, applying intelligence to protect billions of users while safeguarding civilization through the protection of critical infrastructure and industrial control systems. He co-created the Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis, helping thousands of others bring more pain to adversaries by strengthening hunters and analysts. He also serves as the Technical Director of the Global Emancipation Network, a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), leading a world-class, all-volunteer team dedicated to ending human trafficking and rescuing victims through data science and analytics, saving tens of millions of lives.

Ben Miller
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Director of Threat Operations

Ben leads Dragos' team of analysts in performing active defense, threat hunting, incident response, and malware analysis missions for the industrial community inside of ICS/SCADA networks. > FULL BIO

Ben Miller
LinkedIn
Director of Threat Operations

Ben leads Dragos' team of analysts in performing active defense, threat hunting, incident response, and malware analysis missions for the industrial community inside of ICS/SCADA networks.

Previously the Associate Director, Electricity Information Sharing & Analysis Center (Electricity ISAC), Ben led cyber analysis for the sector. He and his team focused on leading-edge cyber activities as they relate to the North American bulk electric system. Ben has been recognized as instrumental in building new capabilities in information sharing and analytics at the E-ISAC. Prior to that, Ben built and led a team focused on Network Security Monitoring, forensics, and incident response at a Fortune 150 energy firm. His team received numerous accolades from industry and law enforcement. Ben also implemented a CIP project with various enterprise-wide mitigation programs.

Ben has over 18 years’ experience and currently holds the CISSP and GIAC GREM certifications. He served as a member of the NERC Cyber Attack Task Force, a panel member of the NBISE Advanced Defender panel, and adviser on CI Advanced Defender Training program.

Matt Cowell
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Director of Product Marketing

Matt Cowell has more than 15 years of experience in industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) applications with a focus on networks and cyber security. He has specific expertise in industrial automation and SCADA systems often used in critical infrastructure. Prior to Dragos Matt led business development initiatives for Ultra 3eTI, Phoenix Contact and Danaher Industrial Controls. > FULL BIO

Matt Cowell
LinkedIn
Director of Product Marketing

Matt Cowell has more than 15 years of experience in industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) applications with a focus on networks and cyber security. He has specific expertise in industrial automation and SCADA systems often used in critical infrastructure. Prior to Dragos Matt led business development initiatives for Ultra 3eTI, Phoenix Contact and Danaher Industrial Controls. Matt has presented at numerous industry programs and conferences around the world and has also driven cyber security accreditation programs for associations such as the AWWA. Matt is an active volunteer in the ICS community assisting with events such as RSA ICS Sandbox and DEFCON ICS village. Matt holds an Electronics engineering degree from the University of Brighton and is GICSP & CWNA

Rosario Ruiz-Velasco
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Director of Finance and HR

Rosario Ruiz-Velasco has over 30 years of corporate accounting and finance management including 17 years managing government contracts. Experience with all aspects of finance to include cash treasury, cash flow, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, financial reporting, human resources and purchasing. > FULL BIO

Rosario Ruiz-Velasco
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Director of Finance and HR

Rosario Ruiz-Velasco has over 30 years of corporate accounting and finance management including 17 years managing government contracts. Experience with all aspects of finance to include cash treasury, cash flow, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, financial reporting, human resources and purchasing. Experience with the preparation of bids and proposals, forecasting and Mergers and Acquisitions. Experience dealing with external auditors, corporate bankers and the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

The Board

Robert M. Lee
LinkedIn
CEO

A National Cybersecurity Fellow at DC-based think tank New America, Rob was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year 2015, and was inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology 2016 as one of “the brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents" in the sector. > FULL BIO

Robert M. Lee
LinkedIn
CEO

A National Cybersecurity Fellow at DC-based think tank New America, Rob was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year 2015, and was inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology 2016 as one of “the brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents" in the sector. A passionate educator, Rob is the course author of SANS ICS515 “ICS/SCADA Active Defense and Incident Response,” the only ICS-specific incident response course in the world, and the lead author of SANS FOR578 “Cyber Threat Intelligence.”

Rob pursued cyber security in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Cyber Warfare Operations Officer in the U.S. Intelligence Community. He has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions focused on identifying and remediating hostile nation-state adversary operations.

Mike Janke
LinkedIn

Co-Founder of DataTribe In addition to co-founding Data Tribe, Mike Janke is a founder and former CEO of Silent Circle, the world’s leading Global Secure Communications service and the makers of Blackphone – Time Magazine’s top 10 invention of the year. Mike is also a former member of the elite SEAL Team 6 as well as an author of two best-selling books on self-discipline, leadership, and performance. > FULL BIO

Mike Janke
LinkedIn

In addition to co-founding Data Tribe, Mike Janke is a founder and former CEO of Silent Circle, the world’s leading Global Secure Communications service and the makers of Blackphone – Time Magazine’s top 10 invention of the year. Mike is also a former member of the elite SEAL Team 6 as well as an author of two best-selling books on self-discipline, leadership, and performance. He is the 2016 recipient of the Visionary of the year award from the Center For Democracy and Technology. Mike is also the founder of Blue Pacific Studios – a Los Angeles based Film production firm. Prior to starting Silent Circle, he was the founder and former CEO of SOC-USA one of the country's largest defense logistics and security firms headquartered in Washington DC, with over 10,000 employees in a dozen countries. Mike speaks around the world on Technology, Defense and Privacy.

Bob Ackerman
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Bob Ackerman is referred to as one of “Cyber’s Money Men” by major business publications for his experience and leadership in venture capital investing in Cyber Security start-up technology companies. He has been named one of "Technology’s Top 100 Investors" by Forbes magazine. > FULL BIO

Bob Ackerman
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Bob Ackerman is referred to as one of “Cyber’s Money Men” by major business publications for his experience and leadership in venture capital investing in Cyber Security start-up technology companies. He has been named one of "Technology’s Top 100 Investors" by Forbes magazine. With 20 plus years of experience as a venture capitalist, Bob is the Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley-based Cyber Security venture capital firm Allegis Capital, Co-Founder of Columbia, Maryland-based Cyber Start-up Studio DataTribe and the Founder and Executive Chairman of Founder’s Equity Partners, a direct secondary investment firm that also invests in cyber security companies.

Prior to his career as a venture capitalist, Bob was a serial entrepreneur as a CEO and founder of two successful technology companies, including leading UNIX technology company UniSoft, and InfoGear Technology Corporation, the visionary creator of the original iPhones. Bob has a degree in Computer Science and is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the University of California’s Haas School of Business MBA program.

Tom Bennet
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Tom Bennett has been an Incubator Venture Capitalist, CEO, Board Director and entrepreneur with a track record of taking disruptive, venture-backed startups from concept to market leadership into profitable liquidity events. Tom is a nationally recognized domain expert in cybersecurity, big data and analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. > FULL BIO

Tom Bennet
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Tom Bennett has been an Incubator Venture Capitalist, CEO, Board Director and entrepreneur with a track record of taking disruptive, venture-backed startups from concept to market leadership into profitable liquidity events. Tom is a nationally recognized domain expert in cybersecurity, big data and analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Tom has previously held high Department of Defense security clearance and has worked with multiple agencies on national cybersecurity defense and operations initiatives. Tom is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the American College of Corporate Directors (ACCD).

Sameer Reddy
LinkedIn
Board Member

At Energy Impact Partners (EIP), Sameer Reddy leads EIP’s investment efforts in distributed generation and cybersecurity. Sameer has over a decade of experience in the clean-technology sector in various capacities. > FULL BIO

Sameer Reddy
LinkedIn
Board Member

At Energy Impact Partners (EIP), Sameer Reddy leads EIP’s investment efforts in distributed generation and cybersecurity. Sameer has over a decade of experience in the clean-technology sector in various capacities. Prior to joining EIP, Sameer spent five years at Evercore Partners as a Vice President in the firm’s Power & Utilities M&A practice. While at Evercore, he advised utilities and power companies on several key M&A transactions totaling over $15 billion in enterprise value. Prior to joining Evercore, Sameer was at GE Energy Financial Services for three years, focusing on venture capital and renewable energy investing across the Power and Clean Technology sectors. Mr. Reddy has a dual degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Florida.

Investment

DataTribe

We are unlike any other investor. Not an incubator, a studio, or a standard VC, we co-build with teams from the ground up. We help build the product, define the roadmap, and assemble the team. We engage pilot customers and ensure product-market fit. Our staff delivers the building blocks successful companies require.

www.datatribe.com

Allegis Capital

The Allegis team is steeped in cybersecurity. We are passionate about identifying companies and entrepreneurs developing disruptive and innovative approaches to address the crucial issues on the fast-changing cybersecurity landscape. Bad actors are creating new cybersecurity threats around the clock and can strike anywhere and anytime, and they are targeting businesses, consumers and governments. Allegis has the necessary knowledge and solid commitment that it takes to find, invest in and develop the next-generation of “white hats” to protect our global technology infrastructure.

www.allegiscap.com/

Energy Impact Partners

We are backed by some of the world’s largest and most progressive energy companies. Together, we work to identify emerging trends, new technologies and innovative business models to build a better energy future. We are a platform created by utilities and for utilities, working with a proven collaborative investment model.

www.energyimpactpartners.com/