Emily Bentz, Cyber and SIGINT Division (CSD) Communications Lead, is a recent graduate of Wesley College with a dual English and Music degree. She is a self-published author, and an avid cyclist and kayaker.
As the Vice President of Defense Intelligence Solutions, Kevin is responsible for big data analytics, cyber solutions, cloud deployments, and software development solutions. Kevin graduated from Miami University with a BS in Management Information Systems.
Akshitha Ramachandran is a junior at Harvard University pursuing a joint degree in both Computer Science and Statistics. This past summer she interned for Novetta's Machine Learning Center of Excellence, expanding the scope of their entity extraction practices. She was a founding member and Lead Engineer at Harvard Student Agencies - DEV, a start-up focused on developing mobile and web applications for third party clients. She is both a senior developer and board member at ProMazo, a campus organization focused on partnering top students from leading universities with projects at leading companies. Additionally, Akshitha attends Hackathons and has been on the board of Harvard’s Women Engineers Code (WECode) conference.
Kirsten is the Director of Talent Acquisition and has over 20 years of technical recruiting experience. After a short while working as a software developer then help desk manager, while studying Human Resources Management at University of Maryland University College, she combined her love for technology and HR by becoming a Technical Recruiter at a start up ecommerce firm in 1999. She then moved to recruiting in Telecom and has been primarily supporting the Information Security field, mostly for the Intelligence Community, since 2008 before joining Novetta in Sept 2016.
Matt Teschke is an applied machine learning researcher who has demonstrated experience developing solutions to complex problems for government and commercial customers. As leader of Novetta’s Machine Learning (ML) Center of Excellence, Matt directs ML research in NLP (Natural Language Processing), object detection, face recognition, entity resolution, and supervised learning. He is interested in applying open source and cloud technologies to develop practical and innovative solutions for customer problems. Matt also supports some of our largest Novetta Entity Analytics customers.
As a solutions architect in the corporate Business Development division, Brian Uri provides word wizardry and subject matter expertise on proposals and whitepapers. Brian started at Novetta's legacy company (FGM) as a software engineering intern in 2000 and has worked in all sorts of roles since then, with emphasis on service-oriented architectures, government data standards, open-source software, and cloud architecture. He currently has all 6 main-path AWS certifications as well as a super relevant Masters degree in music.
Peter is a Senior Solutions Engineer with the Commercial division of Novetta. His focus is on supporting the Novetta Cyber Analytics solution, which provides organizations with network visibility and awareness for the purpose of detecting the presence of advanced attackers and sophisticated malware. Based in McLean, VA, Peter has 12 years of experience in technical solution design, development, and integration. He holds certifications for GIAC Certified Incident Handler and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker and is actively pursuing CISSP. Learn more about Peter’s background here.
Bernard is a Junior Machine Learning Research Scientist at Novetta. Since joining the company in early 2017, he has worked predominantly on analyzing text data for Novetta Mission Analytics, Amazon Web Services, and Novetta's Machine Learning Center of Excellence, focused on media analysis. Prior to Novetta, Bernard was a Data Scientist and Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Outside of machine learning, Bernard is passionate about music, basketball, and the outdoors. He also spends his time volunteering in his church, gaming, and hosting game nights and potlucks.
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Novetta Threat Research and Interdiction Group
Consisting of a diverse team of security researchers and analysts with backgrounds in the public and private sectors, Novetta's Threat Research Group works to analyze, remediate, and report on advanced cyber threats though the leveraging of public and proprietary data sources, tools and techniques. Utilizing decades of combined experience, the group monitors threat actor groups continually to protect both Novetta customers and the Internet population at large. They serve as a proactive member of the security community, coordinating working groups, researching emerging malware, and developing new tools and techniques for identifying security risks before they can gain traction.