Director of Research, SynackPatrick Wardle is the Director of Research at Synack, where he leads cyber R&D efforts. Currently, his focus is on automated vulnerability discovery and the emerging threats of malware on OS X and mobile devices. Wardle previously worked at NASA, the NSA and Vulnerability Research Labs (VRL). As such, he is intimately familiar with aliens, spies and talking nerdy. In his personal time, Wardle collects OS X malware and writes OS X security tools.