The Security Ledger is proud to offer content from some of the best minds in the business world and the information security, embedded device and critical infrastructure sectors. The following is a list of our regular contributors.

Lance James, Deloitte & Touche LLPmark stanislav duo security
Lance James is the head of Cyber Intelligence at Deloitte & Touche. He is responsible for architecting and overseeing the development of Vigilant’s Collective Threat Intelligence™ services. James was the CTO at Secure Science Corporation and also worked as senior threat analyst at Damballa. A well-known expert in the intelligence community, he has authored several e-crime books, provided expert testimony in legal cases involving fraud and identity theft, and supported the development of government security-related regulations.Contact Lance via LinkedIn or Twitter.Mark Stanislav is the Senior Security Consultant at Rapid7. Mark brings more than a decade of experience to his work at Rapid7 with specialization in Linux architectures, information security, and web application development. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Networking & IT Administration and a Master’s in Technology Studies focused on Information Assurance, both from Eastern Michigan University. Mark is a CISSP and holds certifications in  Security+, Linux+, and CCSK.Contact Mark via LinkedIn or Twitter.
 Marc Blackmer, Cisco SystemsScott Harrell_Cisco
Marc Blackmer is Product Marketing Manager for Industry Solutions at Cisco Systems. Marc has spent more than 15 years assisting some of the world’s top energy producers, financial institutions, and governments worldwide defend their critical assets from cyber threats. His technical background is in information technology engineering, security operations, and IT governance, risk, and compliance. Marc brings a unique perspective to addressing the threats facing critical infrastructure today.Marc is also the founder of 1NTERRUPT, a day-long event held in multiple cities that promotes careers andentrepreneurism in cybersecurity to high school students by sparking their interest, feeding their curiosity, and exploring their ideas.Contact Marc on LinkedIn or Twitter.Scott Harrell is Vice President of Product Management for the Security Business Group (SBG) with responsibility for the strategy and product direction of Cisco’s Security portfolio. In his role, Mr. Harrell leads the product development strategy and business development for Cisco’s Security offers. Mr. Harrell joined Cisco in 2001 and has held several different positions in Cisco including leading product management and engineering teams.Before joiningSBG, in his career at Cisco, he has led software and hardware development teams for the Enterprise Routing Portfolio and led product management for Cisco’s Enterprise WAN strategy.Prior to Cisco, Mr. Harrell worked in a strategic planning role at Intel Corporation. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelors of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.Contact Scott on LinkedIn.
Amit Mital is the Chief Technology Officer at Symantec. Or Katz, Akamai
AmitMital is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Symantec. In his role as Chief Technology Officer,AmitMital is responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy with a focus on accelerating innovation, product development and R&D.Amit is also the General Manger of the Emerging Endpoints Business, that includes Mobile andIoT.Amit joined Symantec after 20 years with Microsoft, most recently as the corporate vice president for the Startup Business Group, where he was responsible for managing strategic product development along with identifying and executing new innovation opportunities. He holds 43 patents, and is an innovator in several technologies that align with Symantec’s business including machine learning, big data and high-scale web and cloud services. Amit holds a M.S. in Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.Contact Amit on LinkedIn.Or Katz is an application security veteran, with years of experience at industry leading vendors such asTrustwave andF5 Networks. Katz currently serves as principal security researcher for Akamai’s Cloud Security Intelligence platform. He is also a board member at theOWASP Israel chapter, a frequent speaker at the chapter conferences and has published several innovative white papers on web application defensive techniques.Contact Or on LinkedIn.