Max is a recognized thought leader in cybersecurity and a frequent keynote presenter at DEFCON, Black Hat and other security forums.
As Chief Security Officer of Facebook from 2005 to 2010, he founded, built, and managed the Facebook Security Team. He was responsible for all aspects of Facebook Security, protecting the personal information of hundreds of millions of users. In 2008, his team successfully investigated, prosecuted, and won the largest anti-spam judgment in history.
After Facebook, Max returned to public service with positions at the NSA and US Cyber Command. Earlier in his career Max served as the VP of Technology for Ticketmaster Online, the European CTO of Thomson Financial Services (a division of Thomson Reuters), and a Computer Forensics examiner with the FBI. Max also served as a security advisor for the US Digital Service out of the Executive Office of the President through 2016, when he left government service to found Redacted.