Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ Networks
Tom Cross is a highly experienced and respected information security leader who oversees all technical elements of OPAQ Networks and is responsible for communicating the technology strategy to partners, employees, and investors. He is the co-founder and former CTO of Drawbridge Networks, an information security company that developed a unique approach to network microsegmentation, which enabled organizations to learn, detect, and automatically respond to internal attacks. Prior to founding Drawbridge, Tom was Director of Security Research at Lancope, where he led research into network anomaly detection. He also was Manager of the IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Advanced Research team, which built state-of-the-art network intrusion prevention technologies. Tom is credited with discovering a number of critical security vulnerabilities in enterprise-class software and has written papers on collateral damage in cyber conflict, vulnerability disclosure ethics, security issues in Internet routers, securing wireless LANs, and protecting Wikipedia from vandalism. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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