Joshua Pennell, Founder & Chairman of the Board


As IOActive’s Founder and Chairman of the Board, Joshua Pennell has a proven, 19-year track record of creating and growing a multimillion-dollar, independent security services organization. Under Josh’s leadership, IOActive has emerged as one of the world’s leading technical security consultancies based on cutting-edge research and meritocratic governance.

Josh serves on the advisory boards of Source, Vantos, and SiteScout, and is the Chairman of IOActive’s Advisory Board, which includes luminaries such as Steve Wozniak, Jim Reavis, and Ian Cook. Josh made an early mark on the infosec community when he played an integral role in helping his team win Defcon’s Capture the Flag competition for three consecutive years. He also spent several years revolutionizing the competition’s technology before handing the game over to Kenshoto.