Frank Clowes

Executive Director, National Security Agency

Frank Clowes has spent 13 years as a senior leader and hacker for the National Security Agency's Tailored Access Operations. While at the NSA, Frank received awards such as the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal, multiple National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Frank is currently an Executive Director and the Global Head of Cybersecurity for a major financial institution where he conducts adversary emulation operations to evaluate and improve the firm's security controls. By donning the hat of an adversary to locate and then remediate discovered weaknesses, Frank is able to say that he "breaks into banks for a living." Frank received a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University and currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware. He is involved in the broader information security community by volunteering at some of the world's largest information security conferences such as DEF CON and ShmooCon.