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Carbon Black

Security Experts

Pioneers, Thought Leaders, and Industry Experts

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Over the years Carbon Black has invested in and nurtured a strong culture of security expertise, producing a cross-functional team of pioneers, thought leaders, and industry experts that communicate and work with the larger security community and keep Carbon Black on the cutting edge of security innovation.

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Co-Founder and CTO

Mike Viscuso

Michael Viscuso drives the development of Carbon Black’s long-term company and product strategy. He was co-founder and chief executive officer of Carbon Black, which merged with Bit9 in February 2014. A business-minded technologist, Viscuso is known for his drive and sense of mission and is highly regarded in the Computer Network Operations community as a top mind in offensive security.

He co-founded Carbon Black in 2011 to provide organizations with unmatched protection, detection, and incident response capabilities. Prior to the merger with Bit9, Viscuso led Carbon Black’s rapid rise and brand recognition in the market. Viscuso earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science at Villanova University.

 
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Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Tom Kellermann

Tom Kellermann is the Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black Inc. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Tom was the CEO and founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures. On January 19, 2017 Tom was appointed the Wilson Center’s Global Fellow for Cyber Policy in 2017.

Tom previously held the positions of Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Trend Micro; Vice President of Security for Core Security and Deputy CISO for the World Bank Treasury.

In 2008 Tom was appointed a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President of the United States. In 2003 he co- authored the Book “Electronic Safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age.”

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Security Strategist

Rick McElroy

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.

McElroy’s experience ranges from performing penetration testing to building and leading security programs. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CSIM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). As a United States Marine, McElroy’s work included physical security and counterterrorism services.

A fierce advocate for privacy and security who believes education and innovation are the keys to improving the security landscape, McElroy is program chair for the Securing Our eCity Foundation’s annual CyberFest, a San Diego event dedicated to educating public and private sector security and IT professionals and business executives on the realities of security.

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National Security Strategist

Eric O’Neill

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 cybersecurity vulnerability assessments, counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations, investigations into economic espionage, internal investigations, and security risk assessment consulting.

O’Neill served as an operative for the FBI, where he conducted national security field operations against terrorists and foreign intelligence agents. His role in the investigation and capture of the most notorious spy in U.S. history, Robert Phillip Hanssen, became the subject of Universal Studio’s movie Breach, released to critical acclaim in 2007.

O’Neill is an in-demand speaker in the U.S. and abroad, and an expert source for broadcast and print media on security-related topics.

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Vice President, Threat Research

Jim Treinen

A security industry veteran of 15 years, Dr. Jim Treinen is the VP of threat at Carbon Black. In this role he is responsible for both original threat research and operationalizing threat intelligence. He is an expert on data analysis as it pertains to enterprise security, holds multiple patents, and has authored numerous publications related to data analytics for large security-related data sets.

Prior to joining Carbon Black, Dr. Treinen held leadership roles in both large and small security companies. Immediately prior to Carbon Black, he lead security research at ProtectWise where he built and managed the threat research and data science teams. As the chief technology officer at Laconic Security, he designed and built a platform for truly private data exchange. Previously, James led the security analytics mission for IBM Security Intelligence, where he led the development of numerous security-related software products. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s in computer science from the University of Denver, specializing in machine learning and graph algorithms, and received a bachelor’s in computer science and mathematics from Regis University.

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Chief Architect

Scott Lundgren

Scott Lundgren leads product development for Carbon Black, including both on-premises and cloud products. Lundgren has experience across the commercial software and services space, starting when he co-founded an Internet Service Provider in 1995 and including companies as large as Microsoft. He has held technical and leadership positions in the offensive security space and has a deep understanding of both the technical aspects of computer and network security as well as how to build engineering teams for these areas. Lundgren earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Case Western Reserve University.

 
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Chief Information Security Officer

Roman Brozyna

Roman Brozyna is responsible for all security operations for Carbon Black. He joined the company from Draper Laboratory, where he was CISO/director of information security. Prior to that, Brozyna was vice president, threat and vulnerability management – information security at CIT Group. Earlier, he worked in multiple roles for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York including information security. Brozyna holds certifications as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as several GIAC certifications. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a master’s degree in networked information systems from Stevens Institute of Technology.

 
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Senior Director, Compliance and Governance Programs

Chris Strand

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.

Previously, Strand held security/compliance positions at Trustwave, Tripwire, EMC/RSA, and Compuware. A PCI Professional (PCIP) and trained Quality Security Assessor (QSA), he also has been certified on and is proficient with other regulatory disciplines including HIPAA, North American Electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).

Strand regularly speaks about security and compliance issues and best practices on webinars and at industry conferences. He has authored several whitepapers, published articles in security industry journals, and is frequently quoted by leading media outlets.

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