The Stealth Security® team has prominent industry experience, with backgrounds hailing from Symantec, PayPal, RSA, Facebook, ICANN, Checkpoint, FireEye and more.
Michael Barrett has been a longtime leader in providing leading-edge website security for major organizations. Before founding Stealth Security, he was the first president of the FIDO Alliance, an open standards organization focused on authentication. He also ran the Liberty Alliance, the open standards organization that created the first identity federation protocol, SAML 2.0, which is still widely used. Michael was PayPal’s first Chief Information Security Officer and held that role for seven years. He also served as Vice President of Security and Utility Strategy at American Express, where he helped define the company’s information security program and Internet technology strategy. Michael was twice selected one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Networking’ by Network World magazine and was named ‘Information Security Executive of the year’ in 2010. He earned a BSc degree In Computer Science from Brighton University in the U.K.
Over the last 10 years, Ameya Talwalkar has built strong engineering teams specializing in enterprise and consumer security in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Madrid, Pune, and Chengdu. Before co-founding Stealth Security, he was Director of Engineering at Symantec. He was responsible for its anti-malware software stack that leverages network Intrusion prevention and behavior and reputation technologies, and anti-virus engines. Under his leadership, Symantec developed an advanced version of network intrusion prevention technology that blocks more than two billion threats a year. Prior to Symantec, Ameya worked in various engineering roles at Valicert, focused on PKI-based security solutions for finance and government. He led the first commercial implementation of RFC 5055 and contributed to its progress at IETF. Ameya holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai’s Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE).
Shreyans Mehta is an innovator in network security and holds several patents in the field. Before co-founding Stealth Security, he was Architect and Technical Director at Symantec, where he led the development of one of the most advanced network security platforms and intrusion prevention technologies based on real-time packet inspection and cloud-based big data analytics. It’s responsible for detecting more than half of the billions of threats that Symantec identifies every year. At Symantec, Shreyans started the Safeweb initiative for marking malicious sites in search results and played a key role in making it a successful standalone product. In partnership with VMware, he developed one of the first agentless IPS engines that transparently protect virtual machines. Before that, he was a lead engineer at VPN Dynamics, a VPN/firewall startup. Shreyans has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Farzad brings more than 20 years of accomplishment in business development for technology companies. Before joining Stealth, he was Vice President of Business Development at Prevoty, responsible for all partnership initiatives. At Check Point Software, he was the founding member of the OPSEC program with more than 300+ security partners. He also established several strategic relationships with companies including Nokia, Nortel, IBM, CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing, now part of McAfee), and Swan Labs (acquired by F5).At Cisco, Farzad launched the Cisco Developer Network partner program for security and mobility sectors with over 100 partners. He also drove two acquisitions and established strategic partnerships with global SIs such as NEC. And at Imperva, he helped lead the company to its IPO, founded its technology eco-system program, and established partnerships with FireEye, Cisco, EMC/RSA, and Amazon. Farzad has a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Kansas.
Co–Founder and Chairman for Pindrop Security, Chief Research Officer and VP for Barracuda Networks
Founder and CEO of [redacted], Former CSO of Facebook
Co-Founder and CTO for Lookout
Founder of Black Hat and Def Con, former CSO ICANN, Homeland Security Advisory Council member
Founder and CEO for WhatCounts, Partner at TechSquare Labs
GP at TechOperators, former Chairman and CEO of Internet Security Systems
VP of Sales for Menlo Security Inc., former Vice President for FireEye
Managing Principle for RedStag Ventures, Co-Founder and CEO for Luma, former VP of Business Development for Barracuda Networks