Jared is a Cyber Security Researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he leads several R&D projects and works on others in collaboration with researchers from MIT, Stanford Research Institute, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, NSA, GE, and many other organizations. As a Tennessee Top 100 Fellow, Jared is currently working on his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee with a focus on Internet infrastructure resiliency and privacy-preserving methods of communication in the UT Computer Security Lab. Jared received his BS in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee as well, and while he was an undergrad at UT, Jared founded and led the student-organized computer security organization, HackUTK, growing it from four founders to over 200 members. He also founded and led the first VolHacks, UT’s annual software, hardware, and VR hackathon, bringing in 23 sponsors and 200+ students in its first year. In his spare time, he teaches courses at Treehouse, advises several companies on a wide range of technical matters, gives conference talks across North America, organizes technology conferences, and hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains.