Dr. Fengmin Gong
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Cyphort
Dr. Fengmin Gong is responsible for driving Cyphort’s technology strategy, and oversees the Cyphort Labs operations. Dr. Gong is an entrepreneur and security veteran with more than 25 years of security industry experience. Before founding Cyphort, he served as Chief Scientist and Head of Next-Gen Security Product Development at Huawei-Symantec, and before that as Chief Security Content Officer at FireEye. He also was a Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Palo Alto Networks, Chief Scientist and Director of Intrusion Detection Technologies at McAfee, and Co-Founder of IntruVert Networks (acquired by McAfee), and Director of Advanced Networking Research at MCNC. Video on requirements for IT security and control.
Fengmin holds 12 patents in networking security areas and has published more than 40 technical papers. His academic background includes a professorial appointment at Carolina State University and research roles at Washington University. He holds a D.Sc. and M.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Computer Science from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.
Fengmin lives in Livermore, the only city with a chemical element named after it — Livermorium. In his rare spare time, he likes to travel and takes a lot of nature photographs, and believes in “lens for thought.”