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With more than 20 years experience in network security, Dirk Morris is an expert in all things firewall, encryption, network security and privacy. He is the founder and Chief Product Officer at Untangle, leading the engineering vision behind Untangle’s award winning network security platform. Morris previously worked at Akheron Technologies, where he invented the patent-pending High Bandwidth Transparent Vectoring used in the company’s proxy firewall engine. Morris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked on survivability simulations at CERT/CC (Computer Emergency Response Team), the University’s renowned, federally funded Center for Internet Security.
Topics – Network security and privacy, cybersecurity challenges, firewalls, UTM, encryption strategy and trends, SSL inspection, Man-in-the-Middle (MITM), information security and technology, intrusion detection, gateway solutions.
Heather Paunet is the Vice President of Product Management at Untangle, responsible for building the right products for customers, taking into account customer needs and market trends. She has over 15 years’ experience driving the development and go-to-market of software solutions. Prior to joining Untangle, she held product leadership roles at Cisco Systems, and was Vice President of Product at various high-tech security and networking companies in the Silicon Valley. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and spent the first few years of her career as a software engineer.
Topics – Malware types and protection strategies, cyber threats and vulnerabilities, IoT and the evolving threat landscape, Wi-Fi considerations, network firewalls.