What we do best

Commercial Services

Providing Internet security solutions to organizations around the world

Expert Advice

Explaining the “who” and “why” of the Internet

Community Services

Our social mission to make the Internet better, providing insight that improves and saves lives

Our story

Team Cymru was formed in 1998 by Rob Thomas as a security think tank, learning the "who and why" of malicious Internet activity.

From the beginning, we believed in doing things differently. Team Cymru never trades control for funding or donations. We remain fiercely independent because we believe it is the only way we can be an impartial Internet security advocate.

As social entrepreneurs, Team Cymru believes in providing innovation solutions to one of the world's many problems—threats to the safety and security of users online. Our team works tirelessly to keep organizations safe from threats, and continuing to understand more about Internet security.

In an effort to further give back to the Internet community, Team Cymru launched Team Cymru Research NFP, a non-profit organization that provides templates, sundry route-servers, and other projects in an effort to make you (yes, YOU!) safer while online.

We are incredibly proud of the breadth and depth of the various ways we continue to support the work our partners do all over the Internet.

In 2004, Team Cymru officially began doing business and we are proud of the work we've done.


Meet our leadership team

Rabbi Rob Thomas

CEO

Rabbi Rob Thomas is CEO and founder of Team Cymru, and a Cymru Fellow. Rabbi Rob has worked as a network engineer, Unix kernel developer, systems administrator, and security architect at companies as diverse as Motorola, Sun, Cisco, and Ameritech. Rabbi Rob has a passion for all things technical, and it shows in his dynamic writings and presentation style. Rabbi Rob believes strongly in community, serving on the boards of organizations such as the Tor Project. Rabbi Rob is proud to serve as CEO for this motivated team of Internet security analysts.

Jeff Vosburg

President & COO

Jeff Vosburg is COO of Team Cymru. Jeff has worked as a technology executive and leader in industries as diverse as legal, financial services, telecom, ISV and manufacturing. Jeff's passion is leading diverse, talented, driven people based on an entrepreneurial spirit, collaboration and 'can do' attitude. His experience in growing progressive teams is being joyfully applied to this unique and gifted group of experts. Jeff received an engineering degree from Purdue University in 1982 and executive management training from Kellogg School of Management in 2005.

Dave Deitrich

CTO

Dave Deitrich is CTO and co-founder of Team Cymru, and a Cymru Fellow. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1993 and his Masters' degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995, both in Computer Science. Dave has worked as a network engineer and network security guru for Motorola, IBM and Cisco Systems before becoming a founding member of Team Cymru in 2005. He has a wide range of experience with different operating systems, network platforms and programming languages.

Jerry Martin

CISO

Jerry Martin is the CISO for Team Cymru. He spent 21 years in the United States Air Force and in his final assignment, Jerry served as Director, Technical Analysis Branch at the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Operations (JTF-CNO). He has authored papers for a number of government seniors and has presented talks in many different forums. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked at DHS' National Cyber Security Division.

Dave Munson

CIO

Dave Munson is the CIO for Team Cymru. Dave has over 20 years of experience operating and managing networks and server environments. Dave started his career at Motorola and spent several years with IBM's Global Services. Most recently Dave has worked with several successful startup companies developing and enhancing their IT infrastructure and organizations in accordance with stated business goals.

Tim Jones

CFO

Tim Jones is CFO for Team Cymru. He received his Bachelor's degree in Math / Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1985. Tim has worked in systems programming, network engineering, technology strategy, and mergers & acquisitions for Sears Technology Services and IBM. He has a wide range of experience with different technology platforms, operating systems, and programming languages, as well as business operations and partnership management.

Rich Cummings

General Counsel

Rich is Team Cymru's corporate lawyer. Rich received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois and is admitted to the Illinois bar association. Rich also brings a wealth of sales and retail banking experience to our mission.

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