About MVP: Wayne Porter
I currently work for California-based FaceTime Security Labs, a division of FaceTime Communications, Inc, an IM/P2P and VoIP security company, as the Senior Director of Special Research.
I am a frequent public speaker on diverse topics including e-commerce fraud, spyware, blogging, and community development. Extensively interviewed or published in a wide variety of media including Baron’s Financial Times, Forbes, New York Times, Mercury News, Entreprenur, Revenue Magazine etc.
Other work includes the SpywareGuide.com property, the EULA Analyzer concept, and the honor of co-leading the Facetime Greynets global blogging team recognized for busting some of the more complex security cases in recent history including the Orkut Worm, KMeth Worm, Heartworm.a, and the SpazBox IRC Puzzle. You will frequently finding me kicking around investigations with Chris Boyd, aka Paperghost.
Prior to the acquisition in 2005, I served as CEO and co-founder, with colleague Jan Hertsens, of XBlock Systems, a security research firm. We developed two patent pending systems using an automated “codeless” system to innoculate PCs.
In 2007 Co-Presented at the RSA Conference with Chris Boyd on Botnets- following two cases- the Carder Botnet and Q8 Army that we investigated at length over several months.
I received, in 2006-2007, the Microsoft Security MVP designation. In addition was named by Google on their "responsible security disclosure site" for work in security.
In 2005, received Affiliate Summit Legend Award for contributions and innovation in performance marketing. Somehow this award was named after me.
In 2004, I served as an expert panelist along side delegates from Microsoft, AT&T, WebRoot and MIT on the FTC Spyware Workshop to help address the growing problem spyware and rogue distribution practices.
In 2003, I organized and chaired the New York Performance Marketing Summit at the Yale Club bringing together key industry leaders and leading advertising firms to open up dialogue that helped the industry produce a nascent Code of Conduct. I do not think the industry can "self-police".
In 2000-2001, I helped organize and served on the Board of Directors of the AffiliateUnion to assist in creating a working document on network contract best practices and disclosure.
I have my own "hate site" :). All monies go to charity little leauge. I recommend the .357 work motivation mug- in case you get tired.
Secondary work / interests:
You can learn more about my interests at WaynePorter.com, My Twitter Stream, Media Mentions, or Feedburner Feed (RSS Reed)
In my off-hours I am a founder of Meme Science, a micro-boutique, focused on online video analysis, metrics, impact of net agents and experimental work in alternate metaverses such as Second Life. In particular how 3D worlds effect behavior and can enable disabled individuals.
Co-founder of ReveNews.com, one of the oldest and top ranked collaborative efforts on online revenue generation where I also publish and evagelize on the need for good security practices and auditng. In 2006, RN received the prestigious Marketing Sherpa Blogging Award.
I am avid film buff and produce or contribute on various products.
Wayne Porter: IMDB Profile . Projects include award-winning Williamsburg, as consulting producer and award-winning Nothing So Strange, a mockumentary that is now Open Source! Yeah!
I feel video is one way MVPs can reach the general audience and educate them on safe security practices.
More later...I think that is plenty.