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Ryan Dewhurst
Ryan Dewhurst has been testing web applications professionally for security issues since 2009. He has a BSc (hons) Ethical Hacking for Computer Security that he completed with a First. Ryan is very active in the information security community, contributing to various OWASP projects and releasing his own popular tools such as Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA) and WPScan. In 2013 Ryan was recognised by his peers when he was awarded the European Information Security Magazine Rising Star Award. Ryan has also appeared on the BBC and in many magazine and online publications for his work. In the past he has been known to identify security issues in companies such as Facebook, Mozilla, Apple and others while conducting independent security research.

Tim Gallo
Tim Gallo is a Cybersecurity Specialist with 16 years experience at Symantec and over 20 years experience in information Security. Tim provides strategy and direction for Symantec’s customers and their leveraging of intelligence collection and dissemination to create proactive protection schemes. He has served Symantec in other capacities including, Product Management for Symantec’s Intelligence offerings, operational and delivery roles within the Global Services and Engineering teams as well as leading the company’s advanced networks security products support strategies. Tim joined Symantec after holding the role of America’s Security Officer for a leading industrial manufacturer where he was responsible for strategic policy development, network security testing and data center operations. As part of his current role Tim provides thought leadership in the areas of security strategy, intelligence initiatives, and threat and vulnerability management. Tim also likes bourbon, lock-picking, building things with Arduino, and riding his Harley some of his current side project include updating his Defcon BCCC "Best in Show" Calliope to be much more efficient among others projects for the 25th anniversary of Defcon.

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Allan Liska:
Allan Liska is a solutions architect at Recorded Future. Allan has more than 15 years' experience in the world of information security and has worked as both a security practitioner and an ethical hacker. Through his work at Symantec, iSIGHT Partners, FireEye, and Recorded Future, Allan has helped countless organizations improve their security posture using more effective intelligence. He is the author of The Practice of Network Security, Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program, and Securing NTP: A Quickstart Guide and the co-author of DNS Security: Defending the Domain Name System and Ransomware: Defending Against Digital Extortion.