Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Huerta is a seasoned CEO and founder of four other companies including the security company Recourse Technologies that was sold to Symantec in 2002. Previously he was the CEO and co-founder of TransLattice, Inc. (a distributed relational database company) and Cartilix (a medical device company). Before he started his first company, Mr. Huerta worked and went public at Exodus Communications as Director of Business Development, after starting Exodus’s security managed services business. He has also held product management jobs at Verifone, Seagate Software, and Hughes Aircraft, Santa Barbara Research Center. Currently, he sits on the Board of Trustees at Cate School, the Board of Directors of the Adams Gallery, and the board of the Santa Barbara School of Squash. He previously served on the board of the Arthritis Foundation, Northern California Chapter, Advocacy Chair (2004-2014) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board (2004-2008). Mr. Huerta has an MBA from Stanford, Graduate School of Business, and a degree in physics from Harvard University.
Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Ross is responsible for technical direction and strategy to bring innovative security solutions to market. Prior to Curtail Security, he was named CTO of TransLattice, Inc. a distributed relational database company. Before joining TransLattice, Mr. Ross was a research scientist at McAfee and a developer at eEye Digital Security, where he discovered security vulnerabilities, developed exploit tools and patches and contributed to the development of endpoint security products. He worked as a senior software engineer at Symantec, where he contributed to the first multi-gigabit protocol analyzer. He also developed deception based systems (commercializing the industry’s first honeypot solution) and (non-signature based) high-speed network intrusion detection systems at Recourse Technologies before it was acquired by Symantec. Mr. Ross is a holder of more than 15 patents in computer security, database, and distributed systems technologies.
Founder and CTO, NovaCoast
Adam is a founding and current member of the Board of Directors of Novacoast, Inc. His extensive experience and expertise have led to service for Symantec as a member of the Symantec Regional Partner Advisor Council (RPAC) and to service for Novell as a member of its SRM Product Council. Among the other accomplishments Adam has enjoyed in his 13 years in the field is earning the title of Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Adam’s commitment to the industry extends to his local community, too. He chairs the Santa Barbara Partners in Education Technology Committee. Adam is an avid surfer, bicyclist, photographer, husband, and father.
Founder and CEO, Zeichner Risk Analytics
Lee M. Zeichner is the Founder and President of Zeichner Risk Analytics LLC. Since his service as senior counsel to the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection from 1996-1998, he has led development of cybersecurity policy and operations for both leading public and private sector clients. Mr. Zeichner has published extensively on multiple aspects of cybersecurity law and is the author of Cyber Security & Corporate Liability, a guide for corporate counsel on cybersecurity and risk management, published by LexisNexis Publishing in 2001. Mr. Zeichner currently consults on cybersecurity issues for the Department of Homeland Security, and has performed multiple risk assessments, including a review of the Executive Office of the President and other Federal Departments. He has served as Security Counsel for the Business Roundtable’s Information and Technology Committee since 2001 and promotes cybersecurity as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, where he has served since 1998. Mr. Zeichner is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. He graduated from the University of Florida (Phi Beta Kappa) and received his M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. Mr. Zeichner is a member of multiple bar associations, including the Florida and DC Bars, the Court of International Trade, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Zeichner speaks Mandarin Chinese.
CIO and COO One Degree World
Becky Wanta is a highly-accomplished senior executive with a tremendous track record of global success, guiding companies (both big corporate and startup) across many industries to achieve their goals. Ms. Wanta has travel, transportation, retail, entertainment, healthcare and other industry expertise, which are some of the focus verticals of the One Degree Platform. She has served as Global CIO and/or CTO for PepsiCo (where she won the Chairman’s Award), Wells Fargo, Best Buy, Wellpoint Health, California State Compensation Insurance Fund and MGM Resorts International. In addition, her consulting work has included transformative initiatives for Target, Coca-Cola, 3M, P&G, Caterpillar, DuPont, and Ralph Lauren.