Senior lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security, University of Texas at San Antonio
Max Kilger received his PhD in social psychology from Stanford University. He has more than 15 years of experience in the area of information security, concentrating on the social and psychological factors motivating malicious online actors, hacking groups, and cyberterrorists. Kilger has authored or co-authored a number of journal articles and book chapters on profiling, the social structure of the hacking community, cyberviolence and the emergence of cyberterrorism. He recently co-authored the popular book Reverse Deception: Organized Cyberthreat Counter-Exploitation and is working with his co-authors on his second book, Deception in the Digital Age. He is a founding and board member of the Honeynet Project, a not-for-profit information security organization with 54 teams of experts in 44 countries working for the public good. He was a member of a National Academy of Engineering committee dedicated to make recommendations for combating terrorism. Max is also currently a member of a multinational instructional team for a NATO counterterrorism course. He is a frequent national and international speaker to information security forums, federal law enforcement and the intelligence community.