We sit at the edge of disruption, embracing the innovation curve that is driving new
possibilities, new markets and new risks.
MeasuredRisk is leading the path to help leaders of private and public sector organizations triangulate risk through advanced data science. Our aim is to make sense of the world around us, and to build mechanisms that enable a more predictable, sustainable and prosperous future for all.
Broad spectrum of expertise
Our rare team spans 3 continents
For contunity and scale
Tom Albert is the Founder & CEO of MeasuredRisk. Albert is a transformative leader who has been bringing business relevance to IT and Security for over 17 years. Known for identifying disruptive technologies and building innovation across the cyber landscape, Albert is known as a pioneer in creating highly differentiated solutions to protect information assets. Starting his career on Wall Street working with top global financial institutions, Albert transitioned to various leadership roles within Oracle, Symantec and Rainbow Technologies. Joining Cisco’s team in 2007 Albert managed the National Security Operation, a $320 million dollar line of business within the U.S. Federal market segment, and managed the U.S. Federal Civilian security business. Albert eventually became Cisco’s Senior Advisor for cyber security and was instrumental in building their go-to-market strategy, solution portfolio, and crafting messaging frameworks which are still in use today. Albert also served as Vice President of Corporate & Business Development for Lancope where he worked on the creation of strategic partnerships spanning global markets; eventually identifying a route to market that drove massive growth resulting in the $452M acquisition by Cisco in 2015. Building MeasuredRisk, Albert redefined how business and government leaders see risk. MeasuredRisk has pioneered the Risk Inference market through the introduction of it’s flagship platform, View. Within one year of it’s founding, MeasuredRisk has been named one of the Top 10 cyber security companies in the world by several leading publications and industry analysts. — Albert’s work as an industry expert and frequent speaker on the topic of cyber security spans major news networks and industry publications. Tom Albert holds a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.
Professor Smith has been privileged to have had the opportunity to influence the careers of many students, as well as professionals in business and academia, and to contribute to the improvement in performance of business organizations. He has accomplished this: -through his work in public accounting in South Africa, - as an academic at five major universities in the U.S., and - through his involvements with a great number and variety of business and other organizations in the U.S. and abroad. He is the KPMG Professor Emeritus of Accounting at Penn State University, having obtained MS and Ph.D degrees from Penn State, and he also holds the CPA (Texas). These academic and professional qualifications, taken together with his great variety of business, business-related and other experiences, provide him a strong background to be able to contribute in a meaningful and effective manner to MeasuredRisk with its needs under so many different headings. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Professor Smith obtained a BComm degree from the University of Cape Town, and also qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA). He has served as a consultant to a number of business organizations in the U.S., and as an expert witness in court cases. His experiences have included executive development programs in the U.S., and internationally in Australia, Canada and France. He has also delivered accounting educational programs in Lithuania and Kazakhstan – for professors and others from former Soviet Union countries. In 2005 Professor Smith received the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from the American Institute of CPAs, and in 2007 he was named the Accounting Alumnus of the Year at Penn State. Except for service in NYC as a Professor in Residence in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice, June, 2009 – June, 2010, he continued teaching at Penn State until May, 2012.
Yuri Koshkin, Co-Founder, offers almost twenty years of advisory experience working with clients in Russia, Ukraine, and throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Dr. Koshkin is a native of Russia and is currently based in Washington, DC, where he co-founded Trident Group in 1996 with Yevgeny Pshenichny, a Russian-trained lawyer who heads Trident’s Moscow office.
Under Dr. Koshkin’s leadership, Trident Group has advised many large US and global companies in a variety of key sectors, including energy, aerospace, telecommunications, investment and financial services, insurance, and filmmaking and entertainment. The firm has also led a robust Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)-related practice and consulted on compliance issues, developing a reputation for highly ethical methods and discretion.
Dr. Koshkin launched Trident Group following a career in the Former Soviet Union’s military and intelligence communities. He was based both in the Soviet Union and overseas during his military service, during which he participated in several multilateral missions in the US and abroad. Since moving to the US in 1989, Dr. Koshkin has worked as USSR Director of Development for the New York-based company Anthony Potter Productions, Inc. and Director of Development for Russia at the strategic communications firm PBN in San Francisco, California before founding Trident Group in 1996. He is now a US citizen.
Dr. Koshkin is a frequent commentator on major TV and radio networks and has been profiled in Businessweek and Portfolio magazines. He graduated from the Moscow Military Institute, Ministry of Defense. Dr. Koshkin received a PhD in History and International Relations from the Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
Jordi Llonch is a entrepreneur with broad experience in information technologies, startups and technical business development around the globe. Thru his career he played a decisive role providing technical vision and leadership to organizations. Primarily focused on big data solutions such as Internet search and scalable technology.
With extensive knowledge and expertise in open source software, Jordi evangelized organizations of all sizes with ground breaking technologies. He is author and maintainer of several distributed crawling OSS projects and enjoys contributing on existing projects.
Jordi has researched in artificial intelligence in different areas from eLearning, distribution, marketing and networking and participated as invited lecturer.
Specialities include high performance systems, data architecture, networking, security and programming.
Tony Alagna is an early pioneer of disruptive cybersecurity technologies, having built platforms for anti-phishing and anti-malware that have been heavily utilized around the world. In the year 2000, Alagna founded WholeSecurity in his early twenties, raising over $18.5M of venture capital into the company, captured the endpoint security market and eventually sold the company to Symantec when he was 27
years old. WholeSecurity was named one of Fortune's Top 25 Breakout Companies and was featured often in Forbes Magazine. Following Wholesecurity, Alagna continued to innovate while raising an additional $35M to develop and support various business and philanthropic initiatives. Alagna holds an BS in MIS from University of Texas.
Michael Vien is one of the world’s foremost experts on Cybersecurity, and is Co-Founder and Head of Cyber for MeasuredRisk.
As the former Chief Information Security Scientist of WholeSecurity, one of Fortune Magazine’s Top 25 Breakout Companies in 2005, Michael was fundamental in creating the patent-pending behavioral technologies that drive the company’s endpoint security solutions.
Mr. Vien has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology including networking, system administration, and development, with a focus on Information Security for most of that time.
Mr. Vien has performed penetration tests, network design/implementations, and application development for some of the largest corporations in the world including Exxon Mobil, Ericsson, Sprint, and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Vien has spent a considerable amount of time researching and developing viruses and Trojan horses to aid in his understanding of these types of threats, the result of which has made him a foremost expert in the field of malicious code. Accordingly his vast experience in the fields of Information Security, Identity Theft, Phishing, and Malicious Code, have lead to Mr. Vien being asked to speak frequently on these topics for a variety of public as well as government forums and panels.
Mr. Vien has also performed consulting services for over 35 US government agencies. In addition, Mr. Vien has developed and taught various classes on Information Security for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Vien also developed the Attack and Penetration Methodologies for Sprint E-Solutions, including teaching this methodology to Sprint security personnel.
Specialties: Policy creation, penetration and vulnerability testing, malware analysis and detection
Stephen pioneered many advances in Cyber Security, driving at the bleeding edge of the industry for well over a decade and succeeded in expansive miscreant attribution and subversion. Stephen was Co-Founder, Fellow, and Chief Scientist of Team Cymru, an intelligence company whose technology scaled to help millions of users, many Tier 1 ISPs, NSPs, and governments in the fight against cyber-crime world-wide. Topping it all off, delivering on a mission and improve human lives - literally. He conceived and developed many of the technologies which helped set them apart and be recognized as the top most influential leaders in the world of Internet Security. He was deeply entrenched in the bowels of the Internet down to its base protocols and those that leverage it for good and for bad. The Who and the Why were subjects of deep ongoing investigation and research. Stephen studied Computer Science and Mathematics at Wheaton College and has also worked in senior positions at major tech companies such as Cisco Systems, IBM and others. His passion for innovation has subsequently led to running several successful businesses across a variety fields with the effective use of methodical, scalable approaches to growth. He is an investor, entrepreneur, strategist, inventor, and innovator. He helps businesses solve complex problems, communicate more effectively, think differently, and execute brilliantly.
Gregory “mobman” Hanis serves as MeasuredRisk’s Principle Research Scientist, where he is chartered with advanced threat research and techniques. Gregis the original author of SubSeven, the Remote Administration Tool (RAT) software. Greg has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, and CBS Miami on various occasions. Active in the cyber community since his teenage years, he sponsors and volunteers CyberPatriot as a way to help aspiring young cyber professionals avoid costly mistakes he knows all too well. He is a patent holder and former start-up entrepreneur nominated for the North Alabama's 2017 People's Choice awards. Greg gives talks and trainings around the country sharing his knowledge with the public and private sectors. Former board member of SFISSA (South Florida Information Systems Security Association), he founded and co-leads HACKBAMA as a way to encourage and cultivate local cyber talent. He has competed in many cyber competitions, recently took 2nd place in the professional division at the Von Bran Center "Cyber Cup" which was held during the National Cyber Summit
Info-sec specialist whose qualifications include a degree in computer science; detailed knowledge of security tools, technologies and best practices. Nine years of experience in the creation and deployment of solutions protecting networks, systems and information assets for diverse companies and organizations.
Other specialties include programming, database, risk management, wireless, networking, world wide web, operating system vulnerabilities, exploitation and forensics.
Mr. McDermott has over 10 years of investment experience in early-stage companies. Drawing from his background in medicine, education, national security and intelligence, his main focus has been on investing in and advising companies which creatively improve individual and population health. Mr. McDermott serves as Principal of MeasuredRisk and sits on the Board of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship at Shenandoah University.
General Lance W. Lord (born July 12, 1946) is a retired four-star general in the U.S. Air Force, and was the Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.
General Lord was educated at Castle Heights Military Academy and Otterbein College, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree and graduated from the ROTC program. He later earned a Master's degree from the University of North Dakota. After entering the Air Force in 1969, he served four years of Minuteman II ICBM alert duty and then completed a series of Air Staff and joint duty assignments in strategic missiles. He directed the Ground-Launched Cruise Missile Program Management Office in Europe. He was a Military Assistant to the Director of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and represented the Air Force as a research associate in international security affairs at Ohio State University.
General Lord commanded two ICBM wings in Wyoming and North Dakota. In California he commanded a space wing responsible for satellite launch and ballistic missile test launch operations. He served as Director of Plans and as Vice Commander for Headquarters Air Force Space Command. The general led Air Force education and training as Commandant of Squadron Officer School, Commander of 2nd Air Force, Commander of Air University and Director of Education for Air Education and Training Command. Prior to assuming command of Space Command, he was the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. He retired on April 1, 2006.
In 2004 while serving as Air Force Space Command Commander, General Lance Lord announced the introduction of a new space badge. The new combined Space and Missile Operations Badge, informally known as "spings" (SPace wINGS), "Space Boomerang", or "Space Blade" replaced the Missile Badge for operators. In addition, the new badge is no longer limited to pure space and missile operators/maintainers, but is also awarded to 61XX, 62XX and 63XX (officer) AFSCs who have performed space/ICBM acquisition duties, even if they were non-operational in nature.
Dr. Alexander Stein serves as a trusted advisor to C-level executives, boards, and entrepreneurs,
and is one of the world’s foremost authorities in human risk and a pioneer of psychodynamic
intelligence analysis. Drawing on his extensive experience, training, and expertise as a
consultant and psychoanalyst, he combines clinically-informed insight with practical business
strategies to address challenging people issues in organizations, with particular focus on
leadership development, transition, and succession; boardroom and senior team dynamics;
senior-level assessments; and corporate culture and ethics.
Dr. Stein is Founder of Dolus Advisors, a boutique consultancy providing actionable predictive insight regarding human factor risks in organizational ethics, culture, compliance, and governance to help senior business leaders and boards proactively detect, mitigate, and respond to executive misconduct, insider threats, fraud, and white-collar and cyber malfeasance. He acts as specialist advisor to international litigation, investigations, intelligence, and cybersecurity firms to develop sophisticated 3D profiles and precision forecasts of fraudsters or other malicious actors and their networks of affiliates and collaborators, and also consults to technology companies regarding the deep psychological dimensions of ethical AI and autonomous decision-making agents. Dr. Stein is a widely published and cited writer, thought leader, and expert commentator, and frequent conference keynote speaker and panelist.
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Rob Dannenberg is a 24-year veteran of the CIA, where he served in several senior leadership positions, including chief of operations for the Counterterrorism Center, chief of the Central Eurasia Division and chief of the CIA’s Information Operations Center. Dannenberg is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and is a senior fellow at the GWU Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. He is now an independent consultant and speaker on geopolitical and security risk, after serving as the managing director and head of the Office of Global Security for Goldman Sachs, and director of International Security Affairs at BP.
Richard Stiennon is known as one of the best security analysts on the globe. He is the Chief Research Analyst of IT-Harvest, a leading security research firm, and Executive Editor of securitycurrent, a security news and analysis community for CISOs.He is author of Surviving Cyberwar (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010) and the soon-to-be-published Cyber Defense: Countering Targeted Attacks. He also wrote and published UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence (IT-Harvest Press, July 2012). Prior to founding IT-Harvest, Richard Stiennon was Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, a security infrastructure vendor. Before that he was VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. In the security world his contributions are vast and widely known. We're lucky this is his chosen field.Phillip Redman is vice president of mobile solutions and strategy at Citrix. Prior to joining Citrix, he was vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner where he advised Fortune 500 companies on mobile strategy and adoption. He speaks in front of thousands every year at many global events.
It’s a motto that has defined Michael’s professional career. In
the early 1990s, he started out as a Quantitative Analyst at
Lehman Brothers, a position that rotates analysts through
various parts of the firm in order to expose them to everything
from risk modeling to identifying investments for bond portfolios.
After more than 16 years working for some of the best global
investment management firms in the business, he decided
to move from Wall Street to Main Street and set up his own
shop, Capital Innovations, in a quiet Wisconsin town outside of
Michael says that starting an asset management firm in 2007 was less like running a marathon and more like facing down an Ironman Triathlon. After all, the world was headed for a major financial crisis; housing prices would fall nearly 32 percent and unemployment would climb to more than 9 percent before it was over. However, Michael knew he had something to offer that big, style box-focused firms did not: real solutions to client problems and a desire to advance societal development worldwide.
In the last 10 years, he was nominated as the first Chairman of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment initiative, authored a best-selling handbook for infrastructure investing, and has been a frequent guest speaker at CFA Society events. He manages an impressive institutional client roster that includes well-known global corporate defined benefit plans, thought leaders in the Canadian non-profit sector, union labor retirement and annuity benefit plans, as well as numerous global sub-advisory mandates.
Tom Bain is Vice President of Marketing for Morphisec. He leads all Global Marketing initiatives for the company, including strategic go-to-market, analyst, market research, communications, digital marketing, demand generation and partner marketing. He has over 15+ years of experience with leading IT Security organizations. Previous to Morphisec, Tom was Chief Marketing Officer of Centripetal Networks, a threat intelligence gateway vendor. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Global Marketing for next-generation endpoint security firm CounterTack. Tom has also worked with many leading security brands including Security Innovation, Q1 Labs (an IBM Company), Application Security, Inc. (a Trustwave company), AffirmTrust, Wave Systems, Sophos, CA and Red Hat. His strategic experience in cyber spans endpoint, database, network and application security, security services and security training. Tom is a frequent presenter at cybersecurity and investor conferences and his articles have been featured in numerous publications. He earned an MS degree in International Relations and Public Affairs from UMASS and a BA in Communications from Rhode Island College. Tom sits on the advisory board for multiple emerging technology organizations.
Chase Hughes was raised in Houston, Texas and attended a military academy before joining the U.S. Navy in 1998. While in the U.S. Navy, Chase has served aboard Naval ships and in the correctional and prisoner management departments. Chase is an author and speaker on behavior analysis, body language and behavior engineering.
Chase founded Ellipsis Behavior Laboratories in 2011 and is the creator of the Behavioral Table of Elements; the most groundbreaking behavior analysis tool of the century. He is also the creator of other life-saving systems such as 'The Hostile Hospital' and 'Tactical Psychology'. Chase frequently develops new programs for the US Government and volunteers his skills in training members of anti-human trafficking teams around the world. He has published two books on human behavior and over 29 articles and papers on behavior and behavior analysis.
Chase is a regular speaker on topics ranging from brainwashing to attraction. He is internationally board certified by the Clinical Hypnotherapy Board.
Chase is the bestselling author of The Ellipsis Manual, and is currently working on his next book, 'Authority: the loophole in all of us'.
Bryan Earl is an attorney and seasoned investigator who currently occupies the position of US Head of Complex Investigations, Financial Threat Mitigation at HSBC Bank in New York City. Before joining HSBC in 2017, Mr. Earl had a twenty-one year FBI career as a Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent, Assistant Legal Attaché, Legal Attaché and Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving in the FBI’s San Francisco Division, Cyber Division, and as an embedded attorney in the FBI’s Operational Technology Division, as well as in overseas posts in Kiev, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia for several years.
The focus of Mr. Earl’s law enforcement career was the developing criminal threat emanating from the former Soviet Union post-1990 as it morphed from an organized crime/public corruption/money laundering threat to a cyber espionage and cyber-enabled financial crime/money laundering threat.
Before joining the FBI in 1996, Mr. Earl served as an intellectual property litigation associate at the Washington, DC law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding and clerked for two years in the chambers of the Honorable Lloyd D. George, US District Judge, District of Nevada. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Brigham Young University. He speaks both Spanish and Russian and is an avid classical and jazz musician in his spare time.