Our Board of Directors is comprised of Information Security professionals with experience in a wide range of areas including application security, offensive security, compliance, incident response, and global policy. The Board volunteers their time and meet frequently to organize and support BSides Bloomington.
Damian Profancik has worked as a server / network infrastructure and security consultant for more than 24 years with over the last 14 years solely focused on information security as Technical Director at Optiv Security, Inc. focused on Application Security, Global Security Associate Partner and North American Regional Lead at IBM X-Force Red, Director of Application Security at Lares Consulting, Director of Security Services at iLAB, and a Principal Security Consultant and Manager at both NCC Group (formerly iSEC Partners) and Trustwave SpiderLabs. His main focus has been on application security and vulnerability research. He has worked in this capacity both independently and for a number of companies ranging from small businesses to fortune 100 enterprises. His work has included network penetration testing, application penetration testing, reverse engineering, exploit development, architectural design analysis, code review, and forensics. He is actively involved in the Information Security community through speaking engagements at events such as DerbyCon, ShmooCon, CircleCityCon, OWASP, and ISSA, and he is a co-leader for the local OWASP chapter, one of the organizers for CircleCityCon, and CEO for Security BSides Bloomington.
Sarah Fuller is an Information Security Analyst who specializes in incident response at a global nonprofit organization. From her first experience of the InfoSec community, as a member and then President of her undergraduate alumni Cybersecurity Association, Sarah knew she had “found her people and her place.” She continues to jump in head-first by networking and interviewing established professionals, studying for industry certifications, and working hard to do her best where she stands. She is passionate about communication, community, and learning. She contributes to the community through one-on-one mentorship, engaging and sharing with others online, and as COO for BSides Bloomington.
Joshua Streiff wears many hats. He runs Indiana University's (IU) Internet of Things (IoT) House which is IU's only hacker house. In addition, he manages both the IU CyberCorps Scholarship program and IU’s Security & Privacy in Informatics, Computing, & Engineering Center at Luddy, and is in charge of Luddy's Pre-College summer camps.
He specializes in cybersecurity educational outreach and leads research in teaching young people how to test and hack commercial home devices.
George is a Cyber Security Lead at Scientia, LLC focused on DevSecOps, Threat Modeling, and Risk Management. He has worked with faculty, staff, and students in asset management, governance, and risk management strategy at Indiana University’s Luddy School. He was a founding member and advisor for the Cyber Security Club at IU and coached teams representing Indiana University in the DoE’s Cyber Force Competition.
George is interested in the idea of a decommodification of personal data and passionate about privacy and cybersecurity law, and thusly, concentrated on law during his graduate work.
Born in Bloomington…raised in Evansville and Marion…educated at Purdue University, IUPUI, Ivy Tech, and Indiana University…peaceful at Yellowwood State Forest and Lake…successful at his previous career in St. Louis, Tulsa, Los Angeles, and Mountain View.
The opportunity to work with the Cybersecurity community at Indiana University brought him back. As CFO of Security BSides Bloomington, George is part of expanding the cybersecurity community to the region as a whole.