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I am the director of Palisade Research, where we study the offensive capabilities of present-day AI systems to better understand the risk of losing control to AI systems indefinitely. Previously, I helped build out the information security program at Anthropic, through my security consulting company, Gordian.

I have also helped dozens of tech companies, philanthropic organizations, and existential-risk-focused projects get started with secure infrastructure. My research has included analyzing risks at the intersection of cybersecurity and AI, emerging biotechnology threats, and risks from nuclear war, and I have helped advise the White House, Department of Defense, and other areas of government on risks from AI and emerging technologies.

When not busy applying the security mindset to everything, I love to roller blade, ski, snowboard, and explore places rarely disturbed by a human presence.