CSAW'16 Judges

Capture the Flag

Nick Anderson

Security Engineer, Facebook

Brad Antoniewicz

Security Researcher, OpenDNS; NYU Tandon Hacker in Residence

Tyler Bohan

Senior Security Researcher, Cisco Talos

Brandon Edwards

Chief Science Officer, Capsule8; NYU Tandon Hacker in Residence

Peter Lafosse

Co-founder, Vector 35

Zach Lanier

Director of Research, Cylance

Cody McMahon


Graziano Misuraca

Senior Product Security Engineer, Tesla

Alexander Taylor

Vulnerability Researcher, Raytheon

Rusty Wagner

Co-founder, Vector 35

Jordan Wiens

Co-founder, Vector 35

Brad Antoniewicz

Researcher, OpenDNS; NYU Tandon Hacker in Residence

Sophia D’Antoine

Security Engineer, Trail of Bits

Brandon Edwards

Chief Science Officer, Capsule8; NYU Tandon Hacker in Residence

Mikhail Sosonkin

Security Researcher, SYNACK

Alexander Taylor

Vulnerability Researcher, Raytheon

Rusty Wagner

Co-founder, Vector 35

Jordan Wiens

Co-founder, Vector 35

DHS Quiz

Brad Antoniewicz

Researcher, OpenDNS; NYU Tandon Hacker in Residence

Brandon Edwards

Chief Science Officer, Capsule8; NYU Tandon Hacker in Residence 

Bryan Hatton

Idaho National Labs

Embedded Security Challenge

Dr. Ryan Craven

Program Officer, Cyber Security Division, Office of Naval Research ONR, US Navy

Dr. Xiaofei Guo

Senior Security Researcher, Security Center of Excellence, Intel Corporation

Vanessa Lobo

Senior Manager, EY Cybersecurity

Dr. Michael Locasto 

Senior Computer Scientist, SRI International 

Dr. Antonis Stampoulis

Senior Software Engineer/Programming Languages Researcher, Originate NYC

High School Forensics

Brenda Fischer

Assistant District Attorney, NY County District Attorney’s Office

Scott Sarafian

Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, US Secret Service

Jason Woloz

Head of Android Anti-malware Program, Google

Aman Ali

Security Consultant, Cigital Inc.

Chris Barry
Nicole Becher

Director of Cyber Operations, Fractal Industries

Antonio Cesar Vargas

Acadaca, LLC

Tina Ferati

Abuse Investigator, Facebook

Catherine Gomez

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jamie Levy

Core Developer, The Volatility Project

Gus Naughton

Lead Web Developer, Truman Boot Company

Justin Paglierani

Penetration Tester, Bishop Fox


Zachary Goldman

Executive Director, Center on Law and Security

Zachary Goldman is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security, the co-founder of the Center for Cybersecurity, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Previously, Zachary served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the U.S. Department of Defense, and as a policy advisor in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, where he was the subject matter expert on terrorist financing in the Arabian Peninsula and Iran sanctions. In the private sector, he was a litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. Mr. Goldman is the co-editor of Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century, an edited volume on comparative approaches to intelligence oversight, published by Oxford University Press. He has testified before Congress and has published on national security strategy, cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and financial sanctions in outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times Chinese, The South China Morning Post, Political Science Quarterly, Cold War History, The Atlantic, The Diplomat, The National Interest, and others.

Susan Hennessey

Managing Editor, Lawfare

Susan Hennessey is Managing Editor of Lawfare and General Counsel of the Lawfare Institute. She is a Brookings Fellow in National Security Law. Prior to joining Brookings, Ms. Hennessey was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the National Security Agency. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jose Nazario, Ph.D 

Director of Security Research, Fastly, Inc.

Dr. Jose Nazario is the Director of Security Research at Fastly and is a recognized expert on cyberthreats to ISPs, network subscribers, and enterprises from cybercrime and malware.

Before his work at Fastly, Jose was a Senior Scientist at Soar Technology, Chief Scientist at Invincea Labs, and previously senior Manager of Security risk at Arbor Networks. He's a board member of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, where he engages in work studying nation-state cyber conflict in the geopolitical realm.

He has published several works and academic papers, including two books: “Secure Architectures with OpenBSD" and “Defense and Detection Strategies against Internet Worms.

Mara Tam

ICT (Cyber) Security Policy Specialist, QxNch

Mara is DC-based ICT security policy specialist currently leading government affairs and strategy for an undisclosed private company. Prior to her current role, she was the Director of Government Affairs for HackerOne, a bug bounty and vulnerability coordination platform provider. Mara's background includes advanced degrees in cultural identity studies and modern history, as well as work in international security and arms control. She is a regular speaker on regulatory and policy issues in cybersecurity, in both traditional and non-traditional settings.

Mitchell Thompson

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI - New York 

Mitchell Thompson is a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI New York Field Office. His team is responsible for investigating criminal cyber violations against the financial sector. He has worked cyber cases for over ten years, where he has investigated intrusions, malware, botnets, financial fraud, and various internet scams. SSA Thompson currently heads the FBI sponsored Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force with investigators from New York City, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Sea Gate, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County Police Departments.


Final judges
Rohan Amin

Managing Director, Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase

Edward AmorosoDr. Edward G. Amoroso

CEO, Tag Cyber LLC

Dr. Edward G. Amoroso is currently Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of companies across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after 31 years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016.

Ed has been Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology for the past 27 years, where he has introduced nearly two thousand graduate students to the topic of information security. He is also affiliated with NYU Tandon School of Engineering as an instructor and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University as a senior advisor. He is the author of six books on cyber security and dozens of major research and technical papers and articles in peer-reviewed and major publications.

Ed holds the BS degree in physics from Dickinson College and the MS/PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology; he is also a graduate of the Columbia Business School. He holds ten patents in the area of cyber security and media technology, he sits on several corporate advisory boards, and his work has been highlighted on CNN, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Gerard Brady

CISO and Global Head, IT Security, Morgan Stanley

Ed Cabrera

Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro 

Richard A. Falkenrath, PhD

Chief Security Officer, Bridgewater Associates

Richard A. Falkenrath is Chief Security Officer of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. He is also the Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Mission Committee of the Board of Governors, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, part of the Department of Energy and the University of California; a member of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee at the Department of Defense; a member of the Director’s Review Committee at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; a member of the Intelligence Council of the IQ2 debate program; a faculty affiliate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; a Trustee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; and a member of the Aspen Strategy Group at the Aspen Institute.

Before joining Bridgewater, Richard was a Principal with The Chertoff Group, a security and technology consultancy, and a Contributing Editor at Bloomberg Television.

From July 2006 until April 2010, he served as Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), reporting to Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. In this role he commanded the 350-person strong Counterterrorism Bureau; directed daily counterterrorism operations throughout New York City; managed the NYPD’s relationship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation through the Joint Terrorism Task Force; helped raise approximately $300 million in new federal grants for City-wide initiatives; and oversaw and implemented the most advanced urban security technology program in the world.

Prior to the NYPD, Richard was the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and an on-air analyst with the Cable News Network.

Richard served in the federal government from December 2000 until May 2004. As part of the Bush-Cheney Transition Team, he was involved in preparing for the presidential transition within the National Security Council. After the Inauguration, he joined the White House staff, where he served continuously until May 2004. His initial position was Director for Proliferation Strategy on the National Security Council staff, where he was responsibility for biological weapons proliferation and preparedness, missile defense, and Asian proliferation issues.

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he was appointed Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Policy and Plans within the Office of Homeland Security. In January 2003, he was promoted to Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor. In this capacity, Richard was responsible for developing and coordinating all aspects of U.S. homeland security policy and law, as well as counterterrorism threat assessment and response at all levels. He was the principal author of the National Strategy for Homeland Security and was centrally involved in the stand-up of the Department of Homeland Security, the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (the predecessor to today’s National Counterterrorism Center), and the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center.

Before the White House, Richard spent eight years at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, finishing as Assistant Professor of Public Policy. He is the author or coauthor of Shaping Europe’s Military Order (1995), Avoiding Nuclear Anarchy (1996), America’s Achilles’ Heel: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack (1998), as well as numerous journal articles, chapters of edited volumes, prepared statements for congressional testimony, and op-ed articles.

Richard is a native of Mendocino, California, and a summa cum laude graduate of Occidental College, with degrees in economics and international relations. He received a PhD from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where he was a British Marshall Scholar, at the age of 23.

He now lives in Dairen with his wife Penny and two children. He is an avid fly fisherman and sportsman, road cyclist, cook, sports fan, reader, and tinkerer in the basement.

Boaz GelbordBoaz Gelbord

CISO, Bloomberg

Boaz Gelbord is responsible for leading Bloomberg’s global Information Security Program as the company's Chief Information Security Officer. In this capacity he oversees the Security Operations Center, Product Security, Threat and Vulnerability Management, and Penetration Testing teams. Prior to Bloomberg, Boaz served as the CISO of News Corp’s Amplify division and was one of the founders of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the official information security agency of the European Union. Boaz began his career as a developer at KPN Dutch Telecom in the Netherlands. Boaz holds a PhD in mathematics from the Technion in Israel and has authored a number of information security related patents.

Steve Kolombaris

Business Information Security Officer, Bank of America

David LaBianca

Managing Director & Technology Fellow, Goldman Sachs

Mark Lobel

Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Adam Mattina

VP, Information Risk & Security, Blackstone 

gary-mcgraw.jpgDr. Gary McGraw

CTO, Cigital

 Gary McGraw is the CTO of Cigital, Inc., a software security consulting firm with headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area and thirteen offices throughout the world. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best selling books on this topic. His titles include Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure Software, Java Security, Exploiting Online Games, and 6 other books; and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. Dr. McGraw has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, authors a periodic security column for SearchSecurity, and is frequently quoted in the press. Besides serving as a strategic counselor for top business and IT executives, Gary is on the Advisory Boards of Max Financial, NTrepid, Black Duck, and Ravenwhite. He has also served asAdvisor to Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), and Invotas (acquiredbyFireEye). His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science fromIndiana University where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Informatics. Gary served on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine (syndicated by SearchSecurity).

ramin-safai.pngRamin Safai

CISO, Jefferies

Ramin Safai is the first Chief Information Security Officer at Jefferies & Co. As CISO, he's responsible for the organization's global cyber security and IT risk management programs. Prior to joining Jefferies, Ramin was America's CISO at Barclays and Lehman Brothers. For the past 15 years, Ramin has worked as an Information Security Officer at large banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, and Barclays. Ramin holds degrees in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science with an MBA from New York University.

Mark Raugas

Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab 

Carol Siegel

CAS Consulting, Cybersecurity, Audit, Risk Management

John Viega

Executive Vice President, Products and Engineering, BAE Systems

Preliminary Judges
Robert Baykov

PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University, CSAW’15 Finalist

Bill Cheswick

Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Christian Collberg

Professor, University of Arizona

Baris Coskun

Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research

Brendan Dolan-Gavitt

Assistant Professor, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

Paul Dorey

Founder, CSO Confidential

David Evans

Professor, University of Virginia

Seyed Fayaz

PhD Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University, CSAW’15 Finalist

Richard George

Senior Advisor for Cyber Security, Johns Hopkins University

Michael Hicks

Professor, University of Maryland

Jianjun Huang

PhD Candidate, Purdue University, CSAW’15 Finalist

Markus Jakobsson

Chief Scientist, Agari

Arun Kanuparthi

Security Researcher, Intel

Jerry Kowalski

Director, Application Security and Architecture, Jefferies

Byoungyoung Lee

Assistant Professor, Purdue University, CSAW’15 Finalist

Chang Liu

PhD Candidate, University of Maryland, CSAW’15 Finalist

Damon McCoy

Assistant Professor, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

Soo-Jin Moon

PhD Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University, CSAW’15 Finalist

Greg Morrisett

Dean, Computing & Information Sciences, Cornell University

Sai Teja Peddinti

PhD Candidate, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Raj Rajagopalan

Senior Principal Research Scientist, Honeywell Labs

Marcus Ranum

COS, Tenable Security, Inc.

Mandar Rege

Senior VP, Global Head of Enterprise Technology Risk Management, TD

Ramin Safai

CISO, Jefferies

Yanyan Zhuang

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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