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Vladimir Katalov

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Vladimir Katalov
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Vladimir Katalov is CEO, co-owner and co-founder of ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. Born in 1969 and grew up in Moscow, Russia. He studied Applied Mathematics in Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute (State University); from 1987 to 1989, was sergeant in the Soviet Army. Vladimir works in ElcomSoft from the very beginning (1990).

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Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg
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Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook, and currently operates as its chairman and chief executive officer. Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004. He was assisted by his college roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

In his sophomore year, he wrote a program that he called CourseMatch, which allowed users to make class selection decisions based on the choices of other students and also to help them form study groups. A short time later, he created a different program he initially called Facemash that let students select the best looking person from a choice of photos. According to Arie Hasit, Zuckerberg's roommate at the time, "he built the site for fun".

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Manfred

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Manfred has been reverse engineering and exploiting MMORPGs for 20 years.During that time, he ran a successful business based solely on exploiting online games in order to supply virtual goods to retailers.He has reverse engineered communication protocols for over 22 well known and popular MMORPGs and in certain cases circumvented anti tampering and software/hardware fingerprinting countermeasures.

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Patrick Wardle

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Patrick Wardle
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Patrick Wardle is the founder of Objective-See. Having worked at NASA and the NSA, and as well as presented at many security conferences, he is intimately familiar with aliens, spies, and talking nerdy. Currently, Patrick's focus is on automated vulnerability discovery, and the emerging threats of OS X and mobile malware.

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5A1F

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Saif El-Sherei
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Saif has a keen interest in exploit development and sharing everything he learns. Over the years he has released several exploitation tutorials, examples and a grammar-based browser fuzzer, wadi (Defcon 23).

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arma, Roger Dingledine

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Roger Dingledine
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Roger Dingledine a.k.a arma is an MIT-trained American computer scientist known for having co-founded the Tor Project. He created Tor together with Nick Mathewson and Paul Syverson under a contract from the United States Naval Research Laboratory.

Dingledine has drawn attention after the leak of NSA documents by Edward Snowden, and public disclosure of the rules guiding the operation of XKeyscore, the NSA's collection system, given XKeyscore's targeting of Tor Project onion servers, including the one Dingledine runs at MIT, which serves a directory authority for the system, as well as being the base of operation of the MixMinion mail service, and host to various gaming and other websites (from which the NSA might be collecting IP addresses).

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Scott Behrens

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Scott Behrens
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Scott Behrens is a senior security engineer and ambassador of application security at Netflix. Prior to Netflix, he worked as a senior security consultant at Neohapsis and an adjunct professor at DePaul University. Scott is into application security, security automation, and penetration testing. An avid coder and researcher, he has contributed to a number of open source tools for both attack and defense.

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MalwareTech

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Marcus Hutchins
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Marcus Hutchins is a British security researcher who has been credited with stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack's spread from a small bedroom in his parents' house. The Telegraph reports that he lives in a seaside resort on the north Devon coast. He is now working (as of this writing) with the government's National Cyber Security Centre to prevent a new strain of the malicious software from emerging on Monday - but says he has no plans to leave his current job at US-based 'private intel threat firm' Kryptos Logic.

Although his bosses have rewarded him with an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for his valiant efforts, Hutchins thinks he could face future revenge from the hackers he has exposed after his name was posted on the internet.

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mongo

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mongo is a security researcher and bug hunter who has been knocking good and critical bugs in bug bounty programs specially in Bugcrowd. His background is a developer but has always been interested in security and low-level programming. He usually hunt for P1 (Critical) bugs like XXE or RCE issues. As of this writing he is currently the top 1 bug hunter in Bugcrowd based on the leaderboard.

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Marc Ochsenmeier

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Marc Ochsenmeier
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Marc Ochsenmeier is a German malware analyst who used to worked as software developer with a focus on Windows hardening and security assessment. He has also presented at Blackhat Arsenal.

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