John Ortiz

IRL Name: 
John Ortiz

He is currently a senior reverse/exploit engineer for Crucial Security Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation working in the San Antonio based Air Force 90th Information Operations Squadron. In this position, he develops defensive tools to protect the Air Force's internal networks and researches novel techniques to solve practical cyber security problems. Included are autonomous network traffic analysis, malware analysis, security testing and forensics. Prior to working at Crucial, he spent 5 years at SRA International and 5 years at General Dynamics developing various defense related software, researching data hiding techniques, and analyzing malware.


He teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio for the Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments.

He specifically developed the Steganography course for the UTSA.

He has developed several steganographic programs for testing and analysis.