Brian Smith is a 20-year veteran and entrepreneur in multimedia, cybersecurity, and technologies alike. He is Co-Founder and CTO at Spyderbat, an automated runtime security platform. Spyderbat stops attacks and automates root cause analysis on cloud-native environments by proactively recording Cloud system and container activities into a living ‘Google Map’. With Spyderbat, DevOps and Platform teams stop attacks, prevent misconfigurations, and get a full understanding of what happened, how to clean up, and how to prevent it in the future.
In 2000, together with Marc Willebeek-LeMair, Brian founded TippingPoint Technologies (acquired by 3Com), and in 2009 he founded Click Security (acquired by Alert Logic). Prior to TippingPoint, Brian received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and was the Xerox Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University until 1998. He now holds 13 patents and is a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.