PiiQ Risk staff are recognized experts in open source intelligence (OSINT), social engineering, open source risk analysis and mitigation, open source vulnerability assessments and penetration tests, business and competitor intelligence, and due diligence. Our team includes specialists from the Intelligence services and Law Enforcement with collective expertise managing online capabilities across major global events including; the G8 Summit and the Olympics.
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Aaron is a recognized expert in information operations and exploitation, social engineering, open source intelligence, and digital covert operations. Previously he served as a program manager at Northrop Grumman, leading three technical operations programs for three separate US intelligence agencies from 2001-2010, while also serving as Northrop Grumman's Technical Director for their Intelligence and Cyber Security Business Unit (a $750M organization) and the Lead Engineer for Northrop Corporation’s Cyber Security Integration Group in 2008, working to organize Northrop’s vast cyber capabilities across the company to satisfy national security objectives. Additionally, Aaron served as a Naval Cryptologist from 1989-2001 in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. He lead the European Advanced Signals Analysis Laboratories’ COMINT mission from 1998-2001 and was hand-picked for multiple forward deployed special intelligence collection missions.He has lectured frequently across both government and commercial security conferences about social media and open source collection and analysis.
Darren is a Law Enforcement veteran investigator who specialized in Cyber Special Operations and Open Source Intelligence. He has worked on some of the most high profile investigations over the last 20 years within Europe and was an integral part of an elite unit responsible for over 200 global internet investigations in two years. He has also conducted special operations for major global events in the last eight years including the Olympics, and Global summits. Darren has consulted in North America with major Law Enforcement Agencies assisting them with cyber special operations policy, procedures and tactics. In his spare time Darren is a keen sportsman and writer.
20 years in business development for various medical, insurance, and tech organizations across the US and Internationally. Over the past 12 years Alanna has been launching, growing, and even taking public 2 SaaS startups. She has migrated acquisitions into larger SaaS stacks and sourced, trained, and implemented partners & resellers for the aforementioned. Her focus has been specifically propping up & leading Go to market and sales strategy for startup sales, marketing, & channel partner programs for various products. Her expertise has been applied in the Daily Deal Space, MarTech, Insurtech, Healthtech, Data Archiving Compliance & Mobility, as well as Cybersecurity & Business Intelligence. Alanna has experience taking organizations public, managing investment rounds from the likes of google and amazon as well as designing, launching and growing partner and reseller programs with organizations like like New Media Investment Group, Gannet, Wordstream, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Proofpoint, and more.
Eddie is a software development veteran with 15+ years of experience in the field with Python, full stack, and backend development. He graduated CU Boulder with a Computer Science degree and went on to work as a software developer for various tech startups. He excelled as a full stack developer building mostly web applications, as well as some desktop and server applications, however quickly moved into a more senior role, leading projects and teams of up to 10 developers. In 2016 he co-founded Amenify, a two sided service online and mobile marketplace for D2C services, and ran strategy for Development while leading a team of offshore developers. Eddie was recruited to PiiQ to lead processes of building out and optimizing prototypes for a state of the art SaaS stack that includes Business Intelligence & OSINT tools, Social Media Analytics tools, plus social media and Dark Web cyber risk scoring and trainings platforms with a team of 6+ experienced developers.