SecTheory Executive Management
James Flom (CEO, Founder): Mr. Flom has been working in the computer industry for the past 27 years and has spent the last 23 heavily involved in computer and network security. Mr. Flom has founded several security companies, the most notable being SecTheory and Falling Rock Networks, as well as co-founding ha.ckers.org and sla.ckers.org.
As lead security operations engineer of Pilot Network Services' security department he researched network and computer threats on a daily basis protecting some of the largest companies and organizations in the world. He designed and implemented what was believed to be at the time, the largest network intrusion detection system in the world, protecting over half a million endpoints.
Mr. Flom later joined Digital Island (acquired by Cable & Wireless and merged with Exodus), where he created new product offerings for the Security Operations Center he was brought on to build. After the merger with Exodus James joined the Cyber Attack Tiger Team and assisted with the detection and recovery of several global network security compromises. Mr. Flom later became the director of consulting services for Kliosystems before co-founding SecTheory and Falling Rock Networks.
While working on ha.ckers.org Mr. Flom invented a methodology to protect insecure applications without modifying the code itself, work which was later assigned a patent for what was known as The Armored Stack. Additionally, Mr. Flom authored and co-authored may network security tools, some in wide use today such as slowloris and fierce.
Since 1998 Mr. Flom has participated in Blackhat , DefCon and BSides having presented several times at the latter two as well as OWASP and LASSCON.