I’m a software engineer and manager working on the detection of network threats. I’m currently leading the “Network Detection and Response” team at VMware: we provide technology to detect network-based attacks, including IDS, traffic anomaly detection, and dynamic artifact analysis.

Before that, I was a member of the founding team of Lastline, a security company building network-based security products, which was acquired by VMware in 2020.

Before defecting to the industry, I was a Lecturer (aka, Assistant Professor for those on the other side of the pond) at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK.

I received my PhD (in computer science) from UC Santa Barbara: I was a student in the Computer Security Group and my research there focused on the detection of malicious web content and of vulnerabilities in web applications. I was a member of the teams that analyzed the security of the Sequoia and ES&S electronic voting systems, as part of California’s Top-to-Bottom Review and Ohio’s EVEREST project respectively. For several years, I was also involved in the UCSB International Capture the Flag (iCTF) competition and a member of the Shellphish CTF team.