About Us

Fighting bad guys since 2005.

Neale Pickett


Neale worked from 1997-2010 as an incident responder at Los Alamos National Laboratory. After developing the field of Network Archaeology in 2008, he has been called to investigate multiple high-profile events across the US Federal Government. He began Cyber Fire as a means to teach others his techniques, and now leads execution of the expanded Cyber Fire program.

Gillian Hsieh Ratliff

Operations Manager

Gillian handles venue, sponsor, and vendor logistics; setup and teardown of events; scheduling; and all other operations tasks.

Grace Herrera

Deputy Lead

Grace along with deputy lead duties runs the Cyber Fire Summer school. She began as a student in the 2017 Cyber Fire Summer school and now oversees execution of Cyber Fire events and handles most of the growth opportunities for the program.

Chris Rawlings

Simulation Lead

Chris is a cyber security research and development scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He helped develop and teaches the Host Forensics class at Cyber Fire Foundry and Cyber Fire Summer School. He also runs the Cyber Fire Simulation events.