Kirk Soluk is the former Manager of ASERT's Threat Intelligence and Response Team. The team is responsible for tracking advanced threats and providing customers with relevant situational awareness and context. The team also researches and develops countermeasure prototypes for Arbor products and provides “buck stops here" operational support for Arbor customers that are actively under attack or in preparation for attacks against high profile events. Prior to joining Arbor, Kirk spent 11 years at Microsoft, eight of those in the Windows Core Security Group working on operating system security enhancements and security management tools. Subsequently, Kirk spent 9 years at the University of Michigan, most recently as an Information Systems Security Manager overseeing University-wide security solutions and services. Kirk holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Univerity of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Michigan State and is the primary inventor on three security-related patents.