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Bill Smartt

Bill Smartt

Security Researcher


San Francisco, CA

Security Researcher at AlienVault



Security Researcher

Worked on an international research team, helped to build, deploy, and support Open Threat Exchange (and related services, APIs) products.

Malware analysis, security investigations (external), exploit research, internal source code auditing and pentesting.

Collaborated with coworkers in the Marketing and Product Management departments to fuze together OTX with Salesforce/marketing automation tools and AlienVault's flagship product, USM, respectively.

Worked with UX and web designers to build an optimal user experience into projects.

Worked on production server infrastructure used by our products and services (mission critical environment).

Assisted in deploying Django, worked on improvements to deployment procedures.

Led internal engineering best practices guidelines project to unify standards and conventions within our organization.

Manager of GitHub organization page for AlienVault, worked on open source community outreach.

Career medium 03
Career medium 05

Macfarlan Capital Partners

IT Intern

Learned basics of IT, managing corporate networks / devices, conducting maintenance, enterprise LAMP, constructed and presented IT infrastructure purchase proposals, worked on internal IT procedures handbook.


University of San Francisco

B.S., Computer Science

1st place award Outstanding and innovative project in Computer Science, for vulnerability correlation / detection engine (VCAD). Awarded 12/2012 by the USF Dept. Of Computer Science.

Education medium 01