2020 National Cyber Summit

Keynote Speaker Gary Warner
Director, UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensic Research

Gary Warner PhotoGary Warner is Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB). He is also Director of the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensic Research, a world-class research center noted for expertise in combating all forms of Cyber Crime. Since arriving at UAB in 2007, Warner has created and taught a variety of classes in Computer Science and Justice Sciences related to Cyber Security and Computer Forensics. More than 150 students have worked as employees or volunteers in the UAB Computer Forensics Research Lab, which was established in March of 2010, serving the community by assisting in investigations for many companies, including Microsoft and Facebook, as well as law enforcement agencies. In 2012, inventions and patents from the lab were licensed to create Malcovery Security, acquired in 2015 by PhishMe, where Warner serves as Chief Threat Scientist.

Warner's passion is fighting cybercrime and training others to do so. To that end, Warner serves as a Board Member of CAUCE, the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email, and partners with CAUCE to provide law enforcement training internationally.