Jose Avila
Research Director

Jose Avila is the Director of Creative Development Services and a key research component for ONZRA. Jose has spent an astounding amount of time dealing with DNS implementations and security. He has also worked on improving the intelligence and capabilities of web application fuzzers and audit tools. Previously, Jose was a member of NeuStar's Software Architecture Review Board providing guidance on future application development and security. Jose has also lead many of their enterprise grade development projects including their Managed Internal DNS service that was globally deployed in some of the world's largest networks. Jose recently presented the paper "Recursive DNS Cache Auditing" at OARC, spoken at Black Hat, presented at RSA, and has given lectures at several universities hoping to bring security awareness to future developers. Jose also enjoys tequila tasting and collecting.

Keith Myers
Operational Director

Keith Myers has a decade of experience in the technical security space. He is known best for joining Black Hat in 2001. Keith was an integral part in the growth and expansion the conference and training offerings before it's acquisition in 2005. CMP Acquired Black Hat for more than $10 million USD.

Dave Mertl
Managing Engineer

Dave Mertl helps manage ONZRA's diverse team of developers. In addition to development, Dave specializes in architecting web applications and illustrating user experience. His expertise has helped ONZRA launch many successful web applications as well as create intuitive UI for ONZRA's mobile products.

Steve Tauber
Software Engineer

Steve Tauber balances technical expertise and customer relations to deliver award winning web and mobile applications with ONZRA. His background in supporting cutting-edge infrastructure for national ISPs adds to an already diverse skill set. In his free time, Steve supports the Seattle Sounders while lamenting his recent DOTA2 loss.

Sebastian Roeder
Software Engineer

Sebastian Roeder takes great joy in creating. He offers a passion for web services and mobile devices to help round out the team. In his free time, Seb makes music on Ableton.

Rodney Thayer

Rodney Thayer is a principle consultant with Ward Solutions, a network and infrastructure security consultancy based in northern California. His practice includes infrastructure network vulnerability research, secure network deployments, and networked security product analysis. He has a background in networking, security, and embedded systems software development. He has presented on network defense at Black Hat, ASIS, Toorcon, Infraguard. His current research focuses on physical security systems and their use of IP networking.


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