Jeffrey A. Lyon, CISSP, CISA, is a leading expert in DDoS theory and attack mitigation strategy. He has served as the President of Black Lotus for over 12 years. In 2005, he completed his BBA in Operations and Information Systems at The College of William and Mary and is currently pursuing his MBA in Accounting.
Shawn Marck, CCNA, JNCIA, joined Black Lotus in 2003 and was named VP of Operations in 2007. Since then he has been instrumental in the revitalization of the company’s DDoS protection technologies, designing and building one of the world’s most robust networks purpose built for DDoS mitigation.
Robert Smith, FTAC, has served with Black Lotus since 2008, playing a key role in the success of the company’s Layer 7 DDoS mitigation technologies. In 2009, he matured the company’s Human Behavior Analysis request detection and mitigation technique, putting the company on the bleeding edge of HTTP request attack mitigation.
Alaina Wanek, JNCIA, is a physicist and engineer specializing in the analysis and mitigation of network security threats. Prior to joining Black Lotus in 2011, she was a Research Technician and Downlink Operations Specialist, providing analysis for Mars imagery on behalf of NASA. In 2010, she earned her BS in Physics from the University of Arizona.
Gabriela is the catalyst that drives production at Black Lotus. A rare source of multifaceted talent, she manages company accounts, reconciles accounts receivable, authorizes payroll, provides customer care, and contributes to marketing endeavors of the company. Each day, she keeps the wheels greased, the accounts balanced, and the customers satisfied.
Ashton began representing Black Lotus in 2012 as a spokesperson at networking events, beginning with The WHIR Los Angeles. She is an accomplished model, actress, and event host, having appeared in numerous movies, television shows, commercials, magazines, and print advertisements. You might catch her at one of the company’s events, crowd gathering, speaking on behalf of the company, or launching Flying Screaming Monkey across the room!
A perennial favorite at Black Lotus marketing events, Flying Screaming Monkey specializes in flying and screaming. His diverse talents are crucial to the company’s event branding strategy. If you attend a company sponsored event, you can actually take him home.