Ian Amit

IANS Faculty

    Ian is the CSO of Rapid7, who are advancing security with visibility, analytics, and automation delivered through their Insight Platform . Before Rapid7, Ian held senior leadership positions with Cimpress, Amazon, ZeroFOX, IOActive and has over 25 years of experience in the security industry as a practitioner. Ian is also the co-founder of DC9723 - the Tel Aviv DEFCON group-and serves as a BSides Las Vegas board member. He is also the creator and co-CEO of The CISO Track - a series of CISO centric curated events.

    • Risk Management (quantitative specifically)
    • Security Metrics
    • Executive & Board Communication
    • Security Policies & Strategy
    • Team Structure & Management
    • Red Teaming and Adversarial Simulations

    Achievements & Contributions

    • 2019 FAIR Business Innovator Award
    • Guest appearances of Fox Business, and other news outlets
    • Featured speaker and keynote at leading security conferences (BlackHat, DEFCON, BSides, RSA Conference, BlueHat, and more) 
    • Founding member of "Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)" - the industry-leading methodology and guidelines for penetration testing.

    Certifications & Credentials

    • BA in Computer Science and Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (IDC).
    • Certified FAIR Analyst (2010)

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    Holds a private pilot license, enjoys racing, running, weightlifting, and being a foodie.