Paulo Shakarian, Ph.D.

Paulo Shakarian, Ph.D.

Founder, Cry3con

Paulo Shakarian, Ph.D. is CEO and Co-Founder of Cyber Reconnaissance, Inc., (CYR3CON) which specializes in combining artificial intelligence with information mined from malicious hacker communities to avoid cyberattacks. Shakarian also holds a tenure-track position at Arizona State University as a Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor. He has written numerous articles in scientific journals and has authored several books, including Elsevier’s Introduction to Cyber-Warfare and Cambridge’s Darkweb Cyber Threat Intelligence Mining. He has led research efforts funded by IARPA, DARPA, ONR, AFOSR, and ARO. Shakarian was named a “KDD Rising Star,” received the Air Force Young Investigator award, received multiple “best paper” awards and has been featured in major news media outlets such as CNN and The Economist. CYR3CON, Shakarian’s company, has received multiple industry accolades including awards from PwC, Cisco, and the DoD. Previously, Paulo was an officer in the U.S. Army where he served two combat tours in Iraq, earning a Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor. He also previously worked as an Assistant Professor at West Point.