Ben Johnson is CTO and co-founder of Obsidian Security. Prior to Obsidian, Ben co-founded and was CTO of Carbon Black. At Carbon Black, he led efforts to shift endpoint security to being data-driven and telemetry focused. Prior to Carbon Black, Ben was an NSA computer scientist and later worked in an advanced intrusion operations division in the intelligence community.
Ben’s background also includes a great deal of technical agility, from building commercial security products to working in the NSA AI Lab to developing financial calculation engines. Johnson earned computer science degrees from the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University.