Ben April previously held the position of Chief Architect at DomainTools. Prior to joining DomainTools, Ben served as the CTO at Farsight Security Inc. Ben also worked eight years at Trend Micro, where he became the Americas regional manager of the Forward-looking Threat Research team. Before making the jump to security, Ben worked his way upstream hop-by-hop from a small dial-up ISP to a regional ISP to a global backbone carrier, with roles in customer support, network operations, system administration and provisioning.
Ben has presented to security conferences on six continents, covering topics like Bitcoin, NFC, operational security and infrastructure security. He has built research systems for collecting and aggregating data from Whois and the Bitcoin block-chain to the global routing table. He is dedicated to eliminating the technical and policy barriers that impede data-sharing among white-hat security researchers. Ben is also a volunteer sysadmin and coder for trusted community security projects.