Gal Shpantzer

CEO, Security Outliers, Inc.

Gal Shpantzer has 16 years of experience as an Independent Security Professional and is a Trusted Advisor to CISOs of large corporations, technology and pharma startups, universities and nonprofits/NGOs. He now focuses on emerging threats to availability as well as confidentiality, specifically preparing for ransomware and nukeware. He has been involved in multiple SANS Institute projects since 2002. He founded the privacy subgroup of the NIST Smart Grid cybersecurity task group. With Dr. Christophe Veltsos he presented the ongoing Security Outliers project, focusing on the role of culture in risk management, at RSA, CSI, BSides and Baythreat conferences. He was a Subject Matter Expert for the US Department of Energy’s Electric Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model, and is launching the Incident Response Execution Standard project in 2017.