Ping takes a strategic approach to solving complex problems and am a proven people leader.
She also serves on the Black Hat Briefings and Training Review Boards and am a podcast member for Social-Engineering.org
Prior to joining Optiv, She was the “Master and Commander” at Black Hat and acquired over a decade of experience building, promoting and managing events in the IT space including two of the most iconic and massively influential IT security events: The Black Hat Briefings+Training and DEF CON. At Black Hat, She managed the growth of brand from obscurity ($250K) to profitability ($18M). The event grew from a three track, two day event to a six day, eleven track and training intense event that brought together the best and the most relevant (and occasionally the most obscure) speakers and content providers to Black Hat events held in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. During her tenure at Black Hat, she was often referred to as the “The Ping of Death” and fondly as the “Crusher of Souls”.
Before entering the information security and events space, she worked in brand development and management in publishing, textiles and consumer products. Ping has extensive experience in design and marketing as well as brand management. Twitter: @vlkyri