Name: Russ Rogers, HonSci.D., CISSP
Russ founded Peak Security in 2009, but started his career as an Arabic linguist and system administrator with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1992. Upon leaving the USAF, Russ became a Federal contractor working in computer labs in the Research and Engineering area of the NSA. He left that position to work for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where he concentrated on the development/deployment of DoD information security tools, contributed to the DISA STIGS, and provided technical evaluation and penetration testing of DoD networks, worldwide.
Russ eventually left to become the Co-Founder, CEO and President of Security Horizon, a commercial and contractor security company. The company prospered, but Russ decided to sell his ownership in the company after 6 years to pursue more technical security ventures as a penetration tester for the Department of Energy (DOE). He is the author, contributor, and/or editor of 20+ books on information security, and has been one of the senior organizers of the Defcon hacker conference for 16 years. For the last 10 years he has also been the Professor of Network Security for the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) out of Tempe, Arizona, where he provides direction for the Network Security programs, and teaches both undergraduate and graduate level network security courseware. Russ is a world-renowned security expert who has spoken and taught at security conferences around the world, including Tokyo, Dubai, Singapore, Amsterdam, Sao Paulo, Abu Dhabi, and dozens of cities around the United States. He has an Associate Degree of Science in Applied Communications Technology from the USAF, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Maryland, a Masters Degree of Science in Computer Management Systems from the University of Maryland, and an Honorary Doctorate of Science in Applied Computer Technology from the University of Advancing Technology.
After a couple of company record breaking years in revenue, Russ is leading the charge in the development of industry changing technologies, through the creation of Peak Labs. .