Ken Westin

Security Analyst in Portland, Oregon

Ken Westin

Security Analyst in Portland, Oregon

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Over the past 15 years I have developed and utilized technology to unveil organized crime rings, recover stolen property, hunt down pedophiles and even solved a violent car jacking. I have an obsession with identifying patterns and connections in data and systems to reveal previously hidden evidence.

I invented the popular GadgetTrak© cross-platform mobile security and data protection software, which lead to the tracking and recovery of devices such as flash drives, laptops, mobile phones and even high end thermal imaging cameras.

I developed CameraTrace, the first search engine to extract and index camera serial numbers from images online. This led to the first recovery of its kind, where a photographer recovered $9,000 worth of stolen camera gear a year after it was stolen.

I am regularly reached out to by the press as a subject matter expert regarding cybersecurity and privacy and speak at conferences and provided training to law enforcement. My security research and tools have been included in the Certified Ethical Hacker training materials and other publications.

My technology and exploits have been featured on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America and many top news and tech sites including the New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, The Economist and others. I have won awards for my technology and research from MIT, CTIA, Oregon Technology Awards, SXSW, Entrepreneur and named in Portland Business Journal's 2013 "40 Under Forty".

  • Education
    • Lewis and Clark College
    • University of Portsmouth