Experts

Ben Johnson

Co-founder & Chief Security Strategist

Ben Johnson is co-founder and chief security strategist for Carbon Black. In that role, he uses his experience as a cofounder and chief technology officer for Carbon Black, which merged with Bit9 in February 2014, to drive the company’s message to customers, partners, the news media and industry analysts. (more…)

Chris Lord

Senior Director, Research & Development

Chris Lord leads Carbon Black’s research and development team, focusing on forward-leaning projects in areas including machine learning, virtualization and decentralization. He was previously Carbon Black’s chief architect for endpoint security products, where he led design and development across the Windows, OS X and Linux platforms. (more…)

Rick McElroy

Security Strategist

Rick McElroy, security strategist for Carbon Black, has more than 15 years of information security experience educating and advising organizations on reducing their risk posture and tackling tough security challenges. He has held security positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, and in several industries, including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud-computing, and higher education. (more…)

Eric O’Neill

National Security Strategist

As Carbon Black’s national security strategist, Eric O’Neill is a thought leader on a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism and national security matters. He is a practicing attorney who specializes in cyber-security vulnerability assessments, counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations, investigations into economic espionage, internal investigations and security risk assessment consulting. (more…)

Chris Strand

Sr. Director, Compliance and Governance Programs

Christopher Strand leads Carbon Black’s IT governance, audit and compliance programs. With more than 20 years of information technology and compliance experience, he oversees the development of enterprise network and application security solutions that help organizations deploy positive security to maintain and improve their compliance posture. (more…)