About Marc


Marc Rogers currently works as a Chief Security Officer for QnetSecurity.

With a career that spans decades, Marc has been hacking since the 80’s. Professionally Marc has served as VP of Cybersecurity Strategy for Okta, Head of Security for Cloudflare and Principal Security researcher for Lookout. He’s been a CISO in South Korea and spent a decade managing security for the UK operator, Vodafone. Marc also co-founded the disruptive Bay Area security startup “Vectra”. In his role as technical advisor on USA’s “Mr. Robot” and BBC’s “The Real Hustle” he helped create on-screen hacks for both shows.

Marc’s core expertise is as a security researcher and whitehat hacker. He uses this expertise to investigate and break things in order to uncover security issues. Issues that he then communicates back to industry in a responsible way so they can be fixed. Notable examples of his research include his hacks of Apple’s TouchID, Google’s Glass and automotive hacks such as that of the Tesla Model S.

Marc also uses this expertise in his roles as a Senior Technical advisor for IST, a member of the Ransomware Taskforce, and co-founder of the CTI League, an award winning, multinational cybersecurity initiative that combines security industry professionals, government agencies and law enforcement from 80 different countries. For his work in the CTI League Marc was nominated as one of Wired Magazine’s people making things better in 2020.

Last, Marc’s an organizer and the Head of Security for the world’s largest hacking conference: DEF CON where most people just know him as CJ.

Get in touch

You can find Marc on the following social media platforms – feel free to reach out.


Articles written by Marc Rogers

Deconstructing an iPhone Spearphishing attack

Dark Reading · Sep 19, 2019

Phone numbers as identifiers: The problem with SMS-based authentication

Okta Blog · Feb 14, 2019

Cybersecurity and the unexpected consequences of the government shutdown.

Okta Blog · Jan 10, 2019

Throw no stones at Facebook.

Okta Blog · Nov 8, 2018

My Thoughts on FaceID

Marc Rogers Blog · Nov 13, 2017

Why I hacked TouchID (Again) and still think it’s awesome.

Lookout Blog · Sep 23, 2014

Kill switch, but which? Towards a more holistic approach to phone theft

The Guardian Newspaper UK · Jun 5, 2014

Turning security into a data problem

The Guardian Newspaper UK · Apr 3, 2014

When Hackers Become Heroes

USA Today · Apr 3, 2014

Bricks of Silver: Hacking Smartphone Theft

Vox Magazine · Feb 18, 2014

In from the cold: the mainstream rehabilitation of the ‘hacker’

The Guardian Newspaper UK · Nov 12, 2013

Why I hacked Apple’s TouchID and Still Think It Is Awesome.

Lookout Security Blog · Sep 23, 2013

Articles about or featuring Marc Rogers

The Cyber-Avengers Protecting Hospitals From Ransomware

Wired · Sep 29, 2020

Wired25’s People making a difference in 2020

Wired · Sep 16, 2020

One Data Scientist’s Quest to Quash Misinformation

Wired · Sep 15, 2020

Cyber Version of ‘Justice League’ Launches to Fight COVID-19 Related Hacks

Dark Reading · Mar 26, 2020

Cybersecurity Experts Come Together to Fight Coronavirus-Related Hacking

The New York Times · Mar 25, 2020

Success of Anonymous Federal Bug Submission Program ‘Takes A Village’

Threatpost · Sep 18, 2019

Researchers Hacked a Model S, But Tesla’s Already Released a Patch

Wired Magazine · Aug 6, 2015

Psst, Secrets You Share Online Aren’t Always Safe

Wall Street Journal · Feb 25, 2014

Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers

NPR · Jul 17, 2013