Aaron Barr, Co Founder & Chief Technology Officer at PiiQ Media, is a recognized expert in information operations and exploitation, social engineering, open source intelligence and digital covert operations. He previously served as a program manager at Northrop Grumman, leading three technical operations programs for three separate U.S. intelligence agencies from 2001-2010. Prior to that he was technical director for Northrop Grumman’s intelligence and cyber security business unit (a $750M organization) and the lead engineer for the company’s cyber security integration group. In that position, he worked to organize Northrop’s vast cyber capabilities across the company to satisfy national security objectives. Additionally, Aaron served as a naval cryptologist from 1989-2001 in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. He led the European Advanced Signals Analysis Laboratories’ COMINT mission from 1998-2001, and was hand-picked for multiple forward-deployed special intelligence collection missions. He has lectured frequently across both government and commercial security conferences about social media and open source collection and analysis.