Currently an advisor for CGA, Black Hat Founder and Director Jeff Moss is becoming one of the most sought-after voices in information security. He has spent the last 17 years as founder and director of Black Hat and DefCon, two of the most important security conferences in the world. Mr. Moss is uniquely qualified with his ability to bridge the gap between the underground researcher community and law enforcement, between the worlds of pure research and responsible application.

Mr. Moss speaks frequently before a wide range of audiences on the topic of computer and information security. Recently in 2009 Mr. Moss was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security. He moderated a panel at RSA 2009 on core infrastructure security threats. Mr. Moss also was a keynote speaker at the DOD Cybercrime Conference in St. Louis in 2009, spoke at the first CodeGate conference in South Korea in 2008, the first DeepSec conference in Vienna in 2007, as was a panelist at the Democracy, Terrorism and the Open Internet panel in 2005 in Madrid. He has also been a frequent panelist at RSA. Mr. Moss has been interviewed and appeared on TV shows ranging from CNN to G4 TechTV, in magazines Business Week to Computer World, as well as numerous documentaries dealing with internet, law, ethics, hacking, and privacy. In addition Mr. Moss has contributed to “Stealing the Network,” a series of books that combine stories that are fictional with technology that is real.

Prior to Black Hat Briefings, Mr. Moss was a director at Secure Computing Corporation where he helped establish the Professional Services Department in the United States, Asia, and Australia. Mr. Moss has also worked for Ernst & Young, LLP in their Information System Security division. Mr. Moss graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University.