Stuart Staniford, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
As a recognized authority in the field of intrusion detection, Dr. Stuart Staniford has been designing and developing high-speed network security systems for more than 20 years. Before founding Cayuga Networks, Dr. Staniford was Chief Scientist at FireEye (FEYE) from 2008 to 2013 where he was responsible for fundamental research and core technology design. There, he developed statistical algorithms and a module for network detection of websites that attempt to install malicious software on client computers. Dr. Staniford is also an adjunct professor at Cornell University, where he teaches network security to Cornell graduate students. He also served as president of Invicta Consulting, principal scientist at Nevis Networks, and founder of Silicon Defense, a DARPA-backed network intrusion detection company. Dr. Staniford has written a number of pioneering research papers in the field of cyber security. In parallel with his technology career, he has always maintained a strong interest in environmental issues, such as spending many an early morning blogging about peak oil and climate change at The Oil Drum and Early Warning. Dr. Staniford also owns Viridius Property, which offers earth-friendly fossil-fuel-free rentals. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics and a M.S. in Computer Science & Physics from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. in Mathematical Physics from the University of Sussex, UK. LinkedIn
John Jefferies serves as Cayuga Networks’ Chief Operating Officer and spearheads the company’s Silicon Valley business presence. With two decades of cyber security experience, John has brought to market a broad spectrum of products across the entire security stack, which includes creating completely new market categories. As a recognized and published subject matter expert in authentication, encryption, persistent network attacks and web security, he has worked closely with enterprises, government agencies and carrier-class service providers. John served as General Manager of Abaca, a start-up founded by well-known technology innovator, Steve Kirsch. The Abaca cloud artificial intelligence platform was responsible for filtering e-mail messages for 400 million users at ATT, Yahoo! other large email providers. Previously, John was the Vice President of Marketing for Ironkey, a commercially successful U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology awardee. John also headed product marketing at Web Application Firewall pioneer, Teros (Teros WAF technology is now a key component of Citrix NetScaler). John is an avid surfer and high-speed driving instructor. He holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and an Honors B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University. LinkedIn
Frank Adelstein, Ph.D
Director of Engineering
Dr. Frank Adelstein has been involved in computer security and digital forensics for more than a decade. As the Technical Director of Computer Security at ATC-NY in Ithaca, NY, where he was the principal designer of a live forensic investigation product. He has also been an expert in the area of live investigation since 2002. Dr. Adelstein is a recognized subject matter expert in disciplines such as computer forensics and intrusion detection, red-teaming and penetration testing, security, wireless networking, and training. He has co-authored a book on Mobile and Pervasive Computing, and has participated in DFRWS since its inception in 2001. Prior to Cayuga Networks, he served as Senior Software Engineer at GrammaTech on a project to detect malicious software based on system call traces. Dr. Adelstein is also a GIAC-certified forensic analyst and did his Ph.D. thesis on Distributed Systems. Frank is an avid pilot, photographer and has also been known to doodle passionionately. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, a M.S and PhD in Computer Science from Ohio State University and did post-doctoral work at Cornell University.