Alissa Valentina Knight
Brier & Thorn, Inc.
Alissa Knight has been working in IT Risk Management for over sixteen years. As a serial entrepreneur, Alissa has started and sold two previous companies in the IT security space and is currently the Group Managing Partner of Brier & Thorn, Inc. and Managing Director of its European subsidiary in Stuttgart, Germany. Prior to her role at Brier & Thorn, Alissa worked with the U.S. Intelligence Community in cyber warfare operations in HUMINT of state and non-state sponsored threats in the cyber battlespace. With previous roles in penetration testing, incident response and forensics, and now IoT penetration testing, Alissa is currently focused on working with automobile, ECU, and infotainment manufacturers in understanding their new attack surface to help secure their connected systems.