David Endler

David Endler

President and Co-Founder

David Endler is an entrepreneur that started his career as a computer scientist at the National Security Agency. He then worked for Deloitte performing penetration testing and security product evaluations for Fortune 500 customers.

Catching the startup bug in 2000, he joined iDefense, a security intelligence firm based in Northern Viginia that was later acquired by Verisign.  At iDefense, he formed the company’s security research team, launched the first public vulnerability buying market, and was a founding member of the Open Web Application Security Project.

In 2003, David joined TippingPoint, a networking intrusion prevention vendor.  He founded their security research team, DVLabs, through which he led TippingPoint’s attack detection and coverage to numerous industry awards. TippingPoint, a public company, was acquired by 3Com in 2005 and later by HP in 2010.

In 2010, David left HP/TippingPoint to start Jumpshot, a startup that developed patented security software for Windows that leveraged gamification for fighting malware.  Jumpshot was acquired by Avast Antivirus in 2013, and most recently David served as Director of Product Development at Avast for the last two years.

David is author of “Hacking Exposed: VoIP” and “Hacking Exposed: Unified Communications,” both published by McGraw Hill.  He has been a repeat speaker at the RSA Security conference, Black Hat Security Briefings, Infosecurity Europe and featured in many top publications and media programs. David has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Tulane University.