Telecon aka Chris has been involved in the infosec community since around DEFCON IV. He now prefers anything BSides to DEFCON. He works as an "sre" for a Boulder, CO startup and relaxes by working on non-profits, including BSides DEN, BSidesLV, TinkerMill, and the Center for Genocide Research and education. He likes Linux, and thinks you should get off his lawn.



Global Advisory CISO for Splunk and an information security executive with over 30 years of entrepreneurship and professional technology experience. He is a globally recognized expert in cybersecurity, incident response, digital forensics, and information governance. In addition to serving as a CISO and leading enterprise security assessments, he has conducted hundreds of investigations involving hacking, data breaches, trade secret theft, employee malfeasance, and various other legal and compliance issues. He also serves as a federally court-appointed Special Master and neutral expert in high-profile litigation matters involving privacy, security, and eDiscovery. He is the founder and host of Cyber Security Interviews, a popular information security podcast. Douglas is also committed to raising awareness about mental health, self-care, neurodiversity, and diversity, equity and inclusion, in the information security industry.


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Beck (blither) has spent over a decade in cyber security, with a consistent blue-team theme of protecting internal assets, platforms, technology and people throughout the duration of her career. She is currently a Senior Security Consultant for QOMPLX, aiding in compliance, regulation, defense, D&I, and in making the world a more risk-averse place through effectively implementing cyber security practices, in both the literal and figurative sense.

In her non-cyber life, she races an LO206 light kart, rides a Hornet, runs a ridiculous amount of mileage weekly, is the Director of Raceday Operations for the Colorado Karting Tour, doodles, reads, writes, dabbles with bass and trumpet, sings, hangs out with her cat, creates and repairs things, travels, has a plethora of one-off hobbies and interests, and enjoys spending time with her two young sons (who will both start racing their own karts soon, and one of which wants to be a hacker someday - because hackers get all the cookies).


I’ve been doing development, security, hacking and technology before DEF CON was a gleam in Dark Tangent’s eye. (And yes, I’ve hacked mainframes.) I break into systems and and secure systems, often the same ones. I’ve written code with security holes and written code to find security holes. My day job is to secure systems that are broken into by people who have incentive, time and money but are owned by people who don’t have money, managed by people who would rather security didn’t exist, written by developers who have impossible deadlines and run by teams who are juggling hundreds of other programs.




Ray has 30 years of experience in the Information Technology arena from humble beginnings as a Unix System Administrator, then as a road warrior technical consultant for system and network management and automation solutions worldwide, and finally overseeing support, sales, consulting and development groups in technical manager and executive roles.  He currently does all he can to avoid slipping further into any executive or management level employment in order to stay where he is happiest; with fingers on the keyboard remaining as technical as possible. 

Ray has worked across the infosec world from the beginning (back when sysadmins still did that), and has worked as lead architect and developer on an intrusion prevention platform, and has managed security audits in corporate environments.  Outside of work, Ray can be found still working on work, custom designing IoT devices and operating his Saw Mill. 



Brian Prendergast is an experienced cybersecurity specialist who leads and supports a wide variety of digital forensic and incident response engagements across multiple industries. During his career, he has worked at Colorado-based security firms where he has had the good fortune of working with many of the wonderful people that make up the talented security community here in Colorado. His technical insight and problem solving skills have assisted clients with various engagements including corporate penetration tests, large-scale incident response, complex eDiscovery matters, and postmortem forensic analysis on various types of digital media. He also specializes in the investigation, enhancement, and authentication of audio, video, and photographic media.

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Ian 'IK' K has close to 10 years of experience in Information Technology spanning numerous roles from helpdesk to security engineering. He is interested in how people understand the relationships between security, privacy, freedom, and access. Ian enjoys building stuff, tearing things apart, and throwing time down rabbit holes.