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Meet the Team

Leveraging our deep understanding of MITRE ATT&CK® and threat-informed defense to fundamentally improve enterprise cybersecurity.




Richard Struse

Chief Technology Officer/Co-Founder

Co-founder of the Center for Threat-Informed Defense at MITRE, father of the STIX and TAXII cyber threat intelligence standards. Creator of technology and leader of communities. Former CTO of the NCCIC at DHS, serial entrepreneur.


Rick Gordon

Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder

Former MITRE Managing Director of Programs, Founding Managing Partner of MACH37, COO Lookingglass. Seasoned security investor—Huntress Labs, Black Kite, Adlumin, Invincea (Sophos), and Lookingglass.


Frank Duff

Chief Innovation Officer/Co-Founder

Founder of ATT&CK Evaluations at MITRE with 18+years of experience leading blue and red teams. Led a public-private partnership research program to identify and accelerate government customer adoption of publicly available capabilities.


Mark Davidson

Vice President, Engineering

Former Chief Engineer at MITRE and experienced software engineering leader. Invented TAXII, a globally implemented protocol for exchanging Cyber Threat Intelligence. Former co-chair in the OASIS CTI Technical Committee and inventor of libtaxii.

Advisory Board



Rick Howard

CSO, Senior Fellow and Chief Analyst, The CyberWire; Former Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks


Jenny Menna

Vice President, Business Security Risk,
Humana; Former Deputy CISO, US Bank


Blake Strom

Lead, M365 Defender Threat Research Team, Microsoft; Founder of MITRE ATT&CK


Freddy Dezeure

Lead, EU MITRE ATT&CK Community; Founder and Former Head of CERT-EU


Carol Meyers 

Venture Partner, Glasswing Ventures; Former Chief Marketing Officer, Rapid7

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