Brendan O’Connor

Described by coworkers as “not the lawyer we need, but the lawyer we deserve,” Brendan O’Connor is a security researcher and Senior Security Consultant at Leviathan Security Group in Seattle, WA. To his own deep distress, as well as the horror of those who know him, he graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2014, and now serves on the ABA’s Information Security Committee; while he is a lawyer, he is not your lawyer. He was awarded two DARPA Cyber Fast Track contracts for his security research, which focuses primarily on enabling access to security and privacy through development of disposable computing and sensing tools. He has taught at an information warfare school, played the violin, transmitted on amateur radio (K3QB), and tried to convince his cat not to eat him when he dies.

Appearing at:

Xenophobia is Hard on Data: Forced Localization, Data Storage, and Business Realities