With the rapid evolution of spam and threats to consumers CAUCE has recruited two industry veterans to round out our board and continue being the consumer voice to Law Enforcement and Regulatory communities around the world.

We would like to welcome Allison Nixon, Director of Security Research at Flashpoint and Tom Grasso, Supervisory Special Agent at the FBI to the CAUCE board.

Allison is a threat researcher, verifier of leaks, and hunter of humans. She has been a background source for numerous investigations and articles that focus on the post-breach issue of "who dunnit?". She performs original threat research and is at the forefront of answering questions that people have not yet thought to ask. In 2013, she spoke at Blackhat about bypassing DDOS protection. In 2014, she released a paper detailing methods for vetting leaked data. She has been looking into the issue of "booters" and DDOS services. She researches DDOS attribution, cybercrime attribution, and criminal communities. In her spare time she grows tomatoes and makes puns.
Tom has been a FBI Agent since 1998 and has worked for the FBI’s Regional Computer Crime Squad in Chicago and the High Technology Crimes Task Force in Pittsburgh. He has also served as the FBI Liaison to the CERT/CC at Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Grasso is now part of the FBI’s Cyber Division and is assigned to the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) in Pittsburgh, a joint partnership between law enforcement, academia, and industry. Mr. Grasso is also an Adjunct Professor of Criminology at La Roche College in Pittsburgh.

It goes without saying that we are all very excited with these additions.