David Kovar is the Founder and CEO of URSA, Inc. where he leads the development of URSA – Unmanned & Robotics Systems Analysis – a suite of tools designed to collect, integrate, analyze, and present UAV related data for many purposes including fleet management, criminal investigations, failure analysis, and predictive analysis.
David founded the practice of UAV forensics in 2015 and is one of the leading practitioners in the country. David has worked in digital forensics and cyber security since the mid 90’s and, prior to founding his own company, led EY’s U.S. incident response program.
David earned a BA from Dartmouth in Computer Science and will receive an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts in International Affairs this summer. David’s Masters thesis is entitled “Defending Against UAVs Operated by Non-State Actors”.
David is a rated pilot, is the Advocacy Director for the National Association of Search and Rescue where he writes UAV policy papers and develops presentations on UAVs in SAR for various audiences, and is working on SAR UAV standards for ASTM.
Principal, Loud Rumble
Paul has more than 30 years of leadership experience in technology and information security. He is currently consulting to early stage cyber security companies through his firm Loud Rumble and is an advisor to the Security Innovation Center. Paul most recently led Pwnie Express as CEO, transforming the company into the world’s first SaaS based device detection platform for threats caused by the proliferation of IoT.
Previously he was CEO at Savant Protection, an innovator in industrial control system protection that was sold to Digital Guardian. From 2002-2008 he was CEO of Core Security Technologies, where he successfully launched the world’s first commercial grade automated penetration testing solution Core Impact, creating over 600 customers in 40 countries. Prior to that, Paul was President of the Americas unit at Baltimore Technologies, where he grew the US company 5X in 2 years. He came to Baltimore from CyberTrust where he led sales and marketing. Baltimore Technologies acquired CyberTrust for $150 million in 2000. He also served on the board of Nitro Security that was sold to Intel/McAfee in 2011. He also held management positions with Lotus Development and IBM. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College.