Trent has 16 years of expertise in cyber security, computer forensics, eDiscovery and software development specialized for the legal industry. He has created two cutting-edge legal software products that are currently being used by customers in the Am Law 100, Fortune 500 and U.S. government. Trent has also provided consulting services on complicated technical matters for law firms of all sizes, major corporations and insurance carriers. He is an accomplished speaker who has given more than 300 continuing education seminars for both attorneys and insurance claims professionals.
Trent most recently served as chief technology officer and national director of legal technology at U.S. Legal Support, Inc., one of the leading providers of litigation services, after it acquired his small business specializing in computer forensics and eDiscovery services. During his final year at U.S. Legal Support, the company was ranked No. 1 in both eDiscovery and Court Reporting Services by the National Law Journal.
Trent has founded three small businesses in the technical legal services and software spaces, all of which were acquired by larger companies who prized their intellectual property and strong operations.
Trent holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Sciences and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Management from Texas Christian University.
Kris’s broad and deep experiences in and around cyber security have led to an understanding that the right people doing the right kind of work, with the right tooling and enablement, is the answer to every hard security problem.
Kris has 14 years of experience in cyber security, network defense, and IT operations, mainly in leadership roles of security operations, incident response, digital forensics, signature development, indicator management, and tactical tool development within very large enterprise networks. Kris has a special interest in security orchestration, automation, and culture, and has applied related philosophies to build lean-but-powerful security operations teams in the U.S. Air Force (“AFCERT”), General Electric, and CrowdStrike. Most recently, Kris started and led CrowdStrike’s Falcon Overwatch hunting service from the ground-up as well as the company’s internal hunting program.
Kris holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Brian’s passions center around enabling people to do their best work, and he has successfully applied this philosophy to his various experiences in cyber security, software development, and law enforcement.
Brian spent the first six years of his career designing and developing complex, low level, embedded software systems, designed to provide secure and reliable satellite communications for the U.S. military.
In 2005, Brian joined the FBI as a Special Agent. During his eight-year tenure as an agent, Brian ran investigations focusing on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and Cyber threats from around the world. He was selected to be a member of the FBI’s elite Cyber Action Team (CAT), charged with responding to the nation’s most complex and pressing cyber threats.
Following his time in the FBI, Brian joined CrowdStrike in its early stages, and helped form what has now become an elite Cyber Security Operations Center, called Falcon Overwatch. Brian formed and managed the enablement team for Overwatch. His team designed, built and maintained a cutting edge behavioral detection system and a big data analytics platform that processed hundreds of thousands of raw events per second, generating high fidelity leads for senior intrusion analysts. His team also built an orchestration and automation system that provided a mechanism for analysts to triage and respond to hunting alerts generated by the detection system.
Brian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.