IRL Name: 
Jake Kouns

Jake Kouns is a business-focused technology and information security executive from Richmond, Virginia Area. He holds a number of certifications including ISC2’s CISSP, and ISACA’s CISM, CISA and CGEIT. He is currently the Director of Cyber Security and Technology Risks Underwriting for Markel Corporation. He has presented at security conferences including the RSA Conference, CISO Executive Summit, EntNet IEEE GlobeCom, CanSecWest and SyScan.He has also participated in Google's Summer of Code and volunteered time to mentor students during the 2006, 2007 and 2008 programs.


CEO, Co-founder and CFO of the Open Security Foundation which runs the Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) and the DataLossDB.

He is the co-author of the book Security in an IPv6 Environment, Francis and Taylor, 2009, and Information Technology Risk Management in Enterprise Environments, Wiley, 2010.

He was featured on the cover of the April 2010 Issue of SCMagazine.