Chief Technology Officer at IOActive
Joined on May 10, 2011 – United States
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Gunter Ollmann has over 20 years of experience within the information technology industry and is a known veteran in the security space. Prior to joining IOActive, Gunter was the CTO & Vice President of Research at Damballa, Inc. and held several strategic positions at IBM Internet Security Systems (IBM ISS) with the most recent being the Chief Security Strategist. In the later role he was responsible for predicting the evolution of future threats and helping guide IBM's overall security research and protection strategy, as well as being the key IBM spokesperson on evolving threats and mitigation techniques. He also held the role of Director of X-Force as well as the former head of X-Force security assessment services for EMEA while at ISS (which was acquired by IBM in 2006). Prior to joining ISS, Gunter was the professional services director of Next Generation Security Software (NGS), a vulnerability research and attack-based consulting firm.
Gunter has been a contributor to multiple leading international IT and security focused magazines and journals, and has authored, developed and delivered a number of highly technical courses on Web application security. He is a well-known industry speaker worldwide and is often invited to present at various international security conferences. Gunter is also highly regarded in the press as an expert source on security threats and is a frequently quoted by the international media.