Whether you’re a CISO, a fraud manager or simply have an interest in cyber security, Digital Identity Summit gives you the insights and connections to help transform your business. With world-class cyber security speakers, hands-on demonstrations and abundant networking opportunities, this is the must attend cyber security event of the year.
Independent Investigative Reporter
Brian Krebs is an independent investigative reporter who writes about cybercrime at the award-winning Web site KrebsOnSecurity.com.
Formerly with The Washington Post (1995 to 2009), Krebs is probably best known for breaking stories on high-profile data breaches, including those that hit Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and Ashley Madison.
A frequent interviewee and public speaker, Krebs has been profiled by 60 Minutes, The New York Times, Poynter.org, and Business Week. Krebs’s book, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime - From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door – is now a New York Times bestseller.
In January 2015, the National Press Foundation announced it was awarding Krebs its Chairman's Citation, an award designed to "recognize individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the traditional categories of excellence." In October 2014, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners gave Krebs the "Guardian Award," an honor given annually to a journalist "whose determination, perseverance, and commitment to the truth have contributed significantly to the fight against fraud."
Krebs graduated in 1994 from George Mason University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
Senior VP Engineering and Chief Technology Officer
Andreas Baumhof is the technology lead for ThreatMetrix and also an internationally renowned cybersecurity expert with deep experience in the encryption, PKI, malware and phishing. Prior to ThreatMetrix, he was Executive Director, CEO and co-founder of Australian-based TrustDefender (acquired by ThreatMetrix in 2012). He was also co-founder and chief technology officer of Microdasys Inc. where he developed the first SSL proxy and has patents pending in Europe and the U.S.
Chief Products Officer
Alisdair Faulkner is a technology entrepreneur and brings nearly two decades of industry experience to his role leading product management and strategy for ThreatMetrix. He is a noted industry expert in online fraud, cybercrime, identity theft, information security and networking technology and holds several patents in security, fraud and networking. Prior to ThreatMetrix he was founder and Chief Products Officer at NetPriva (now part of Riverbed).
Chief Marketing Officer
Armen Najarian leads worldwide marketing strategy and execution for ThreatMetrix. Previously, he directed the go-to-market strategy for IBM’s $1B portfolio of 100+ SaaS solutions. Armen joined IBM through the $440M acquisition of DemandTec, where as VP of Corporate Marketing he built a modern demand generation engine and repositioned the business supporting a 3x increase in revenue over a 5 year span.
CEO and President
Reed Taussig has more than 30 years of experience in the computer hardware and software field. Prior to joining ThreatMetrix, Mr. Taussig was president and CEO of Vormetric Inc., a leader in the data privacy and protection industry. Under Mr. Taussig’s direction, Vormetric established itself as a leading provider of encryption solutions for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Mr. Taussig also served as president and CEO of Callidus Software [NASDAQ:CALD], the leading provider of enterprise incentive compensation management application systems. As founding CEO and the fifth employee, Mr. Taussig led the growth of company to more than $70 million in revenues and over 350 employees. Prior to Callidus, Mr. Taussig was the president and CEO of inquiry.com, a pioneer in the B2B Internet space as well as senior vice president of operations for Gupta Technologies, the leader for PC client server software development tools and databases. Mr. Taussig holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Arizona.
Chief Financial Officer
Frank is a technology executive with significant domain knowledge in finance, sales, and operations and 25+ years’ experience with high growth venture-backed and tenured businesses. He has held executive management positions at Lightpost Holdings, Vormetric, and several software startups. Frank is a frequent speaker on Cyber Security and Internet Fraud prevention and has contributed articles on data security. Frank serves as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He is a co-founder of Aqua Munda, an organization dedicated to clean water solutions for the developing world.
Our team at ThreatMetrix lives and breathes digital identity. Our customers bring ThreatMetrix solutions to life and are at the forefront of digital identity innovation.
In honor of the customers who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with digital identity, we launched the Digital Identity Excellence Awards.
The Digital Identity summit provides an opportunity to engage with leaders in authentication and fraud prevention. The community atmosphere and rich content presented at the summit are a great platform for discussing the trends, challenges, and innovations affecting the payments industry.
– Mark Nelsen , SVP, Risk and Authentication Products, Visa Inc.