The strategic advisory boards were established by John McAfee to assist in steering the Company's technology in the ever changing field of cyber security threats.
Each board member comes with unparalleled insight into the types of threats the Company aims to combat through its acquisition and evolution of cybersecurity technology. Currently, the advisory boards include a Hacker Advisory Board, Cryptocurrency Advisory Board and Emerging Large Scale Technology Advisory Board (ELSTAB).
Cryptocurrency Advisory Board
The Cryptocurrency Advisory Board will ensure that MGT remains current in the protection of this critical field and provide the most state of the art products to its customers.
Roger Ver was an early investor in Bitcoin currency and his venture MemoryDealers.com, a website that sells discounted computer parts, was the first mainstream business to accept bitcoins as payment. He has since helped seed approximately a dozen different businesses involving bitcoin and actively promotes the currency, earning him the nickname the "Bitcoin Jesus."
Over the past several years, Ver has made notable bitcoin-based charitable donations. In December 2013, he donated 1,000 bitcoins (valued at more than $1 million at the time), the largest Bitcoin donation at the time, to the Foundation for Economic Education. Most recently, Ver made headlines by offering U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders $100,000 in the form of a bitcoin donation to be made in his name to a charity if he would engage in a debate with Iraq War veteran and talk show host Adam Kokesh.
Erik Voorhees is an American and Panamanian startup founder. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of the instant bitcoin and altcoin exchange ShapeShift.io. ShapeShift provides APIs and Web plug-ins that allow users to exchange a wide variety of cryptocurrencies and easily convert from one cryptocurrency to another.
Previously, Voorhees co-founded the bitcoin company Coinapult, a cryptocurrency wallet and broker, which allows users to buy, sell, send and receive bitcoin all in one place. He also served as the Head of Marketing at BitInstant, an online payment processor that facilitates the transfer of funds between Bitcoin exchanges. Voorhees was the founder and partial owner of SatoshiDICE, the leading bitcoin gambling website in terms of amount wagered.
Bruce Fenton is currently the Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, and founder and CEO of Atlantic Financial. He is a leading economic strategist and advisor with a focus on the changing global economy. Fenton is a specialist in emerging technology such as digital currency and emerging markets. Fenton also advises U.S. and global investment clients and provides consulting and project based services to banks, financial organizations, charitable organizations and families. He has worked with a major leading U.S. based private equity and investment firm, one of the world's largest global charities and several other families and foundations. Fenton has placed over $5 billion in investment capital with money managers and funds during his career. Early in his career, Fenton worked for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (formerly Dean Witter) starting in 1992. At Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, he was a specialist in managed accounts and one of the youngest stockbrokers ever to work for the company.
Emerging Large Scale Technology Advisory Board (ELSTAB)
The ELSTAB will help MGT navigate the intricate field of securing critical large scale cyber systems and their increasing connection to, and dependence on mobile devices.
Steve Orenberg is currently serving as the President and CEO of EdgeWave, a cyber security company delivering innovative, effective and efficient security solutions across the full spectrum of business and government organizations. Most notably, Orenberg spent the past 10 years as the President of Kaspersky Lab, Inc., where he founded the company's North American operation and grew it into a $160 million plus concern. Orenberg's leadership grew Kaspersky into the position of number one vendor partner in corporate and government enterprise client security software. Previously, Orenberg was President of the internet security companies Sophos, Inc., NetGuard and Dr. Solomon's Software, which was acquired by Network Associates (now Intel Security) in 1998.
Hacker Advisory Board
The mission of the Hacker Advisory Board is to help steer the MGT's technology in the ever changing field of cyber security threats.
Chris Roberts is a highly respected white hat Hacker who gained national attention last year by hacking into the entertainment system of a United Airlines plane and proving the linkage between the entertainment control system and flight control system. Roberts is also the founder of One World Labs, a Denver-based company that empowers organizations to continually improve their cybersecurity defenses. After leaving OWL, Roberts joined Sentinel Global as a computer and network security consultant.
Bryce Case, better known as YTCracker, was exposed to computers by his father and mother, learning to program BASIC from age 4, and is a computer security professional most known for his high profile defacements of various government websites in the early 2000s. Since then, he has maintained close ties with the hacker community at large, and founded the grey-hat web board DigitalGangster.com. Case has consulted and performed penetration testing for businesses of all sizes, and has made regular appearances in the media explaining tactics used by hackers. Currently, Case runs a "celebrity cyber bodyguard" firm known as the Faction, protecting high-profile clients from unwanted intrusions and leaks.
Alexander Heid is the founder of HackMiami, the premier resource in South Florida for highly skilled hackers that specialize in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, and all manner of information technology and security. Members of HackMiami are on the cutting edge of vulnerability research and regularly make presentations at international hacking conferences around the world (Defcon, HOPE, OWASP AppSec, Hacker Halted). Heid's specialties include digital crime intelligence analysis, application security auditing, network vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and malware reversal. Much of the research he has participated in is frequently featured at national industry conferences and within mainstream media.
Bryan Seely is a world-famous ethical hacker and a former U.S. Marine. He is best known for his hack of Google Maps in early 2014 that proved to be able to intercept calls to the United States Secret Service and FBI. A few months later he found an exploit in LinkedIn.com and helped the company resolve the vulnerability. Seely has held a TED Talk, participated in several TEDx events and was profiled by Wired.com, CNNMoney, CNET, Forbes and the Washington Post. Seely is currently Chief Information Security Officer of J4 Capital LLC and an advocate for cyber security through his public speaking events and published books.
Vinny Troia is CEO of Night Lion Security. Prior to founding Night Lion he worked for seven years as a security consultant with the US Department of Defense. Troia is a frequent guest on CNBC and Fox News, and has been featured in dozens of national publications. Troia is recently credited with tracing Hilary Clinton's email server to an address in Manhattan.