Meet the Team

Built by a proven team of security leaders, technologists, and industry veterans with deep public and private sector experience

​We know firsthand the challenges security teams face in protecting their organizations, operating with limited resources, and always being under pressure to demonstrate value.

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Chris Puderbaugh
15+ years in security & analytics software development • 4 patents • Dept. of Justice • RedOwl Analytics • Forcepoint • Dragos​
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Homayun Yaqub
25+ years in security & risk management • entrepreneur • U.S. Army • Defense Intelligence • JPMorgan Chase & Co • Dataminr
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Brandon Thomas
25+ years in corporate startups • Successful exit • Strategy • Data • author • The White House • ​The Washington Post​


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Dr. Jennifer Buss

CEO Potomac Institute of Policy

Dr. Jennifer Buss, CEO of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, specializes in federal policy analysis, focusing on science, technology, and societal issues. She provides data-driven solutions for national challenges and contributes to policy discussions at the intersection of business and government. The Potomac Institute develops impactful policy options through strategic forums.

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Gregory Wilson

CISO Putnam Investments

Gregory Wilson, former CISO at Putnam Investments and US Air Force veteran, also held similar roles at Pioneer Natural Resources and 1st Global. He graduated cum laude from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s in public administration and earned a master’s in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. Gregory is certified with CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CDPSE, PSM, PMP, Series 7, and Series 24.

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LTG Ed Cardon

Former Head of Army Cyber Command

LTG Ed Cardon, USA, Retired, headed Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) and directed Army business transformation, including the creation of Army Futures Command. With over 36 years of service, he's skilled in establishing and transforming organizations. Since retiring, Cardon has assisted teams in solving complex challenges for diverse organizations.

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Vlad Brodsky

CIO/CISO OTC Markets Group

Vlad Brodsky serves as the SVP, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Information Security Officer at OTC Markets Group, overseeing information security strategy, programs, and IT operations. With expertise in Information Security, Risk Management, IT Infrastructure, and Financial Services, Vlad previously held the role of Chief Security Officer at Innovest Systems.

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