Terry Gold, Founder
Terry is the founder of D6 Research LLC, where he drives the core research pipeline, methodology, and client interaction. For the past decade, he has specialized in Identity Management, Credentialing and Authentication across both information and physical security where he has focused on advising Fortune 500 companies approach complex full lifecycle initiatives. Terry’s experience spans across a variety of industries; Technology, Financial Services, Telco, Entertainment, Energy and Healthcare.
In 2012 he founded D6 Research to focus on expanding the availability of his methodology combined with market analysis that would benefit end users in technology areas where they are currently underserved – either dominated by mainstream analysts trying to “set” the market or lack neutral analysis and depth. For the past couple of years, Terry has built a research pipeline, specialized tools, and assembled top-tier associates to deliver unique insights and advisory for clients.
Before founding D6 Research, he launched a startup with former colleagues called idOnDemand which was the first commercially available cloud-based smart card infrastructure that issued, managed and delivered high-grade secure identity credentials to enterprise organizations. As a member of the executive team, he was key in internalizing the market strategy, customer requirements, service functionality, and delivery of client assessments and implementation across both physical and information security domains. idOnDemand was acquired by Identive Group in 2011.
Prior, at ActivCard, he focused on authentication, access control, and securing assets in both physical and IT security primarily through the consulting, deployment and delivery of large-scale PKI-based smart card solutions, one-time password tokens, and Single Sign-On. At Cloakware, a company focused on helping enterprises effectively manage their super-user and admin privileged audience access credentials, he helped organizations close one of the most dangerous threat vectors.
In 2004, while at Bioscrypt, a leading fingerprint biometric technology company that was focused on providing best-of-breed authentication readers to physical door access points, he was tasked to develop a technical and market strategy to enter into the IT authentication market. He directed what was one of the first commercially available “converged” facility and IT system access solutions that could not only use the same credential across both realms but also grant or deny permissions based on activities in the other environment.
Prior to Bioscypt, he worked for SilverStream Software, an enterprise application integration (EAI) and Web Services pioneer that was later acquired by Novell where his charter was to combine web and identity and web services to integrate disparate systems and deliver optimized user experience for next generation business automation initiatives.
Terry’s knowledge is recognized in the identity space, publishes regularly in industry magazines, and speaks at conferences ranging from industry events to “Hacker Cons” on methods and remediation practices. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for ISSA Orange County (Information Systems Security Association), Security B Conferences of California and is a core organizer of Security BSides Los Angeles. Terry holds a Bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University
Chengwei Cheng, Senior IAM Analyst
Cheng has over twelve years experience designing, delivering, and managing complex Identity and Access Management solutions, programs and implementations.
Having a broad scope of experience both from technical and business perspectives, Cheng has architected solutions for vendors and client delivery in areas of digital identity management, privileged access, federation, SSO and authentication. His ability to understand technology at a low level but also apply it to the overall ecosystem and market enable him to provide unique, relevant and insightful analysis.
At Hitachi-ID, he was the technology evangelist working with various Fortune 1000 customers to bring identity management projects from proof of concept to production. He also performed research and analysis on the competitive landscape to help define product roadmap.
Prior to prior to working with Hitachi-ID, Cheng managed the identity and access management services offering at IBM as a Global Offering Manager. In addition to offering development, he was responsible for developing much of the knowledge base that consolidated best practices and methodologies for global identity management projects.
Cheng has a BS in Physics from the UCLA, with specialization in applied mathematics and has training in digital forensic analysis and technology management programs.
Josh Chin, Security Vulnerability Expert
Josh Chin is a Founder, and Managing Partner with Net Force, with more than 12 years experience in Cyber Security. Josh’s professional focus is directed at strategic and holistic cyber security advisory and digital investigations.
Josh has both managed and executed cyber threat assessments for state government agencies, law firms, and global enterprise organizations. His career vitae include Executive Board Member and Competition Developer with the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense, Administrator, Mentor, Speaker, Lecturer, Information Security and Audit Specialist, and U.S. Cyber Challenge Cyber Camp Advisor. As a frequent speaker, Josh introduces the concept of digital forensics and cyber security.
Josh is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University Pomona and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems.