Jeremy "CrYpT" Dodson has been involved in Information Technology for over 20 years, with a focus in Information Security for 18 years. He is a United States Air Force Veteran who has served in support of the National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, European Command Air Force, Department of Energy and Department of Labor. He has also consulted with HP, DELL, and various other Fortune 500 IT companies. Jeremy has presented at and assisted in conference organization for several INFOSEC conferences in the US. He is a Co-Founder of Curious Codes along with Ryan Clarke, Casey Clarke, and Jay Korpi. Curious Codes is an organization designed to teach cryptography and cryptanalysis through community based events. The mission behind Curious Codes is to promote curiosity and creative thought process through fun and engaging casual crypto experiences.
Ryan "1o57" Clarke self-identifies as a hacker. Currently working as a consultant for the Department of Energy, Mr. Clarke has formerly held positions with multiple three letter agencies both in and out of the Department of Defense. Mr. Clarke is also a former member of the Advanced Programs Group at Intel, and the Professor of Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Advancing Technology. Mr. Clarke has consulted for the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, several Fortune 50 companies, and multiple domestic and international organizations. Mr. Clarke is also the official cryptographer and puzzle master for the DEF CON security conference, and is one of the conference organizers. For DEF CON Mr. Clarke created the Hardware Hacking Village, the LosT@Defcon Mystery Challenge, the conference badges, and other events and activities which include aspects of network intrusion and security, social engineering, RED and BLUE team testing, mathematics, linguistics, physical security, and various other security and hacker related skillsets. For his work with DEF CON Mr. Clarke has been featured by Wired, Forbes, the Register, CNET, and various other media outlets. Mr. Clarke's academic background and multiple degrees include include computational mathematics, linguistics, cryptography, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering.
Mike "Anch" Guthrie currently works on a Red Team for an agency with a 3 letter acronym. It's not secret squirrel, or hush hush he just doesn't like to talk about himself very much. He has 15 years of experience in penetration testing and cyber security with a background in control systems and security architecture.