Liz Maida is the Founder and CEO of Uplevel Security. She was previously a Senior Director at Akamai Technologies and served in multiple executive roles focused on technology strategy and new product development. She played a lead role in Akamai’s initial efforts in DDoS mitigation, fraud detection, and mobile authentication, as well as security products including Akamai’s cloud-based web application firewall and an analytical engine that leveraged Akamai’s visibility into almost 30% of Internet traffic to assess the security risk of end user requests. Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University and dual Masters degrees in Computer Science and Engineering Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her graduate school research examined the application of graph theory to network interconnection.