Lonnie Benavides

Head of Infrastructure and Application Security, OneLogin

Lonnie Benavides is an accomplished cybersecurity leader with more than 20 years industry experience, and is currently the Head of Infrastructure and Application Security at OneLogin.

Lonnie began his career as a communications encryption specialist in the U.S. Air Force and went on to conclude his military service as a Technical Lead of the first red team in the Air National Guard. As an advanced penetration tester, Lonnie supported companies such as Washington Mutual and JP Morgan Chase, and eventually went on to launch the Boeing red team. Lonnie was responsible for leading global cybersecurity services and operations at DocuSign and McKesson, fostering his expertise in enterprise cyberthreat detection and response.

Lonnie is a recognized speaker within the Phoenix education community, numerous industry conferences, and has also contributed to publications and radio shows such as TechRepublic and NPR.

My Sessions

Extortionware: Your Privacy Problems Made Public

Over the last decade, ransomware has increasingly become the most popular option for hackers to monetize the access they've obtained to corporate computer systems around the world. Over the last few years, we've observed the ransomware software and techniques adapt and evolve to include the theft and exposure of private information, creating extortionware as a new breed of malicious software. This talk will provide an overview of these techniques and discuss the potential privacy and security impacts you may face as a result.

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