Nitzan Niv is a 20-year veteran of the software industry. He is currently the system architect at Alcide, as well as leading its security research. Previously he worked for eight years at Imperva creating the internal web-application security research platform and contributing to various Web Application Firewall research projects and publications. He holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science, M.E. in Systems Engineering and B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Linode is the Founding Member of TFiR. Founded in 2003, Linode helped pioneer the cloud computing industry. Today, it is the largest independent cloud provider in the world. Its mission to make cloud computing simple, accessible, and affordable to all, has put the Linode at the forefront of the Alternative Cloud movement.