Stephan has been in involved in security research for the last 15 years and has presented at numerous conferences including: Black Hat, CanSecWest, RSA, RECon, AusCERT, ToorCon, SecTor, SOURCE and PacSec. His specialty is in writing research tools and investigating next generation emerging threats. He has released public analyses on various vulnerabilities and malware. Prior to venturing off to create a security startup, Stephan was Director of Research and Development at IOActive, prior to that, Stephan was the head security researcher at Websense for 6 years and a security software engineer for 4 years working in research and product development at eEye Digital Security. Stephan has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of California.