Bruce Potter / @gdead

Bruce Potter is a cybersecurity professional and practitioner with over 25 years experience serving both the public and private sectors. Currently, Bruce is the Chief Information Security Officer for a financial services startup in New York City. Prior to that, Bruce served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Expel, a Managed Detection and Response provider. Before his time at Expel, Bruce spent 15 years focused on cybersecurity research and engineering for the intelligence community and DoD. His company, Ponte Technologies, performed cutting edge offensive and defensive cyber research for DARPA, IARPA, and numerous intelligence and defense agencies. During this time, Bruce worked with NIST during the creation of both the Cyber Security Framework and Privacy Frameworks. In 2016, Bruce also served as the Senior Technical Advisor to President Obama's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Bruce has written several books, numerous articles, and presented at industry conferences such as Black Hat and DEF CON. Bruce and his wife Heidi run ShmooCon, a popular DC-based cybersecurity conference that has sold out for every year for its 16 year existence.