— SENIOR STAFF —


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Dr. Avi Rubin

Founder and Chief Scientist

Dr. Avi Rubin

Dr. Avi Rubin's technical leadership is reflected in every Harbor Labs initiative, whether serving as the project lead or providing technical oversight to his elite engineering staff. Dr. Rubin is also a Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, and serves as the Technical Director of the JHU Information Security Institute. He is the founder and director of the JHU Health and Medical Security Lab, where his work is advancing medical device security and future healthcare networks. Dr. Rubin has testified on national cybersecurity policy before the U.S. House and Senate on multiple occasions, and has authored several books on computer security. He is a frequent keynote speaker at industry and academic conferences, and delivered widely viewed TED talks in 2011 and 2015. His Ph.D. from the University of Michigan is in the area of Applied Cryptography and Computer Security.

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Dr. Michael Rushanan

Director of Medical Security

Dr. Michael Rushanan

Dr. Rushanan serves as the project lead for Harbor Labs' healthcare clients, with a focus on medical device developer software, medical firmware and device communications protocols. Dr. Rushanan also specializes in hardware exploits and applied cryptography, and is the lead instructor for much of Harbor Labs cybersecurity coursework. Dr. Rushanan holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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Dr. Ayo Akinyele

Director at Large of Cryptographic Engineering

Dr. Ayo Akinyele

Dr. Ayo Akinyele is the Director at Large of Cryptographic Engineering for Harbor Labs. His expertise in applied cryptography supports client engagements where complex cryptographic frameworks, including key management, secure protocols and encryption functions are required. Dr. Akinyele holds a Ph.D. in Computer Systems and Network Security from Johns Hopkins University.

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Nick Yuran

CEO

Nick Yuran

Nick served 11 years as an NSA analyst before entering private industry, and applies his experiences in national security to the cyber disciplines he manages at Harbor Labs. As a serial entrepreneur, Nick has led several companies to successful exits, including companies in the satellite, enterprise networking, and cybersecurity markets. His most recent exit was the merger of an Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity technology company, and he remains a strong advocate in the IoT security industry. Nick holds a BA in Slavic Languages from the University of Arizona, and a MA in Telecommunications from George Washington University.

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Dr. Paul Martin

Director of Firmware Security

Dr. Paul Martin

Dr. Paul Martin is the lead designer and developer of many of Harbor Labs' firmware analysis tools, and the primary project lead for the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity engagements. The holder of multiple patents in the fields of big data security analytics and smart grid IoT monitoring, Dr. Martin is also expert in embedded systems security, OS security, network protocol analysis and reverse engineering. Dr. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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Katie Chang

Senior Security Analyst

Katie Chang

Ms. Chang serves as the lead analyst on many of Harbor Labs’ healthcare and technology litigation projects, performing and managing code reviews, testing and experimentation, and generating the associated reports. Her programming expertise and background in reverse engineering has also made her one of the key contributors to the development of FirmwareIQ™, a product she continues to maintain and extend in support of Harbor Labs’ firmware security clients. Ms. Chang holds a BSE and ME in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.


— THOUGHT LEADERSHIP —




— TECHNICAL RESUME —


Harbor Labs was founded in 2011 in response to the increasing industry demand for specialized high-end cyber consulting. Through a diverse set of applied cyber science offerings and a staff of leading industry professionals, Harbor Labs has established itself as a trusted provider of critical and complex cyber solution consulting.


Harbor Labs combines a staff of highly-credentialed cyber scientists and engineers with a modern cyber lab and cloud-based systems, to provide clients with high-fidelity testing, development and experimentation services. Many of the tools used by Harbor Labs were developed internally by senior staff to meet complex and specialized customer requirements. It is through this combination of expertise, methodologies and sophisticated toolsets that Harbor Labs ensures its clients the best possible security outcomes.


All Cyber, No Ego.

At Harbor Labs, our sole goal is to provide security services and information that support our clients’ business needs. In an industry with many strong and varied opinions on best practices, “You’re doing it wrong” is not in the vocabulary of Harbor Labs staff. While committed to providing our clients with the best possible security outcomes, we always remain mindful of our clients’ business processes, operational models and preferred best practices.


Staff Experience

More than just cyber celebrities, Harbor Labs' senior staff are fully integrated with operations and client services, and are key contributors on every consulting engagement. Their extensive experience in multiple cyber verticals has led to an extensive corporate resume, that includes:


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