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Hi!

My name is Chris and I have been working in Cybersecurity since the late 1990's before we called it "Cybersecurity".

 

I have started a few companies, and I have done some fun research with some great people. I have helped catch some bad guys, won some awards, and have been mentioned in the press a few times. 

I am a Canadian currently living in Costa Rica doing that "Digital Nomad" thing. 

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Christopher Davis

Cybersecurity Person

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EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

2023 - CURRENT

CEO

SONAR.NET

I'm the CEO of a very early stage startup called SONAR. We are developing AI models to make cybersecurity products better, and analysts jobs easier. 

2014-2022

HYAS

Founder / CEO / CTO

I started HYAS in my basement on Vancouver Island several years ago. It is currently an award winning cybersecurity startup with 50+ employees based in California. 

2012-2014

CROWDSTRIKE

I joined Crowdstrike through an "acqui-hire" of my three person startup, and became employee number 99. 

90's- 2012

DELL, DAMBALLA, DEFINTEL, ENDGAME ...

MEDIA

A random selection from the last 20+ years

SPEAKER BIO

SPEAKER BIO

EXPERTISE

Christopher Davis:: Received the FBI Director's award of excellence for outstanding cybercrime investigation by Director James Comey for the discovery, takedown, and criminal investigation of what at the time was the largest botnet in history; the Mariposa Botnet. 

Currently the CEO of SONAR.NET a cybersecurity AI model building and threat intelligence startup based in Arizona.  

Prior to Sonar, Chris is the founder and former CEO/CTO of a multi-award winning venture backed cybersecurity startup named HYAS. He was instrumental in closing over 24 Million in pre-seed through series B funding rounds, with Microsoft Ventures, S3 Ventures, Wesley Clover and others.

 

Prior to HYAS, Chris founded Oriza Technologies which was quickly acquired by Crowdstrike, and previously to that Chris’ first startup was acquired by Endgame an Atlanta based cyber security company developing tools for the Five Eyes intelligence community. 

Chris has spoken at several conferences including BlackHat, ISOI, APWG, and ICANN. He is frequently interviewed in the media and has appeared on PBS Frontline, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBC, BBC, and many others.

 

In his free time he enjoys doing research, and has collaborated with researchers at Georgia Tech, Stanford, MIT, Oxford, and was involved for several years with the Citizen Lab in the Munk Centre at the University of Toronto. 

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