Lane Thames is a senior security researcher and software engineer with Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT). As a member of VERT, Lane develops software that detects applications, devices, and operating systems along with vulnerability detection and management software. He also spends time looking for new vulnerabilities and understanding emerging cybersecurity threats. Lane enjoys contributing to the cybersecurity community by publishing new research, blogging about cybersecurity topics, and presenting new techniques and technologies at cybersecurity conferences. Lane received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has spent over 13 years working in information technology, software development, and cybersecurity.