John Adams Head of Security, Bolt Financial

John Adams (@netik) is the Head of Security at Bolt Financial, an emerging payments start-up based in San Francisco. Prior to this, He was the one of the founding members of Twitter’s operations team, and later, a founding member of Twitter’s Information Security team. He is also an independent security consultant and privacy advocate with over 25 years experience in Information Security, having had his start in security with the L0pht in the early 90’s.

In addition to this, he serves as a member of the Open Technology Fund Advisory Council and Rapid Response Team, supporting projects that empower world citizens to have access to modern communication channels that are free of restrictions.

He is a frequent speaker at universities, conferences, and is a contributor to publications on operations (O’Reilly Web Operations, O’Reilly Twitter API) and security  (The Intercept, RSA Conference, Usenix LISA, Washington Post, Wired, and more.)

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