Meet The Team

Managing Partner, Chris Elbring

Prior to founding Anvil, Elbring worked as CEO and CTO of a startup security software development firm, President of a boutique, regional security consulting firm, an independent technology and security consultant, Director of Software Development of a mobile, biometric firm and most recently as Senior Vice President of Research and Delivery at IOActive, Inc.

Elbring brings deep experience with security architecture, information security program creation and management, security strategy, enterprise security, security product assessment and security research management. He has worked with industry leaders in vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, responsible disclosure and secure development and development management. He works closely with security management team member ranging from the CISO to penetration tester in creating and operating security programs for hardware, software and systems.

  • Managed elite consulting teams delivering guaranteed results with over $20 million (US) in annual revenue.
  • Supported some of the most cutting edge research in information security including running a group that had 14 presentations at BlackHat/Defcon in a single year.
  • Built and ran a hardware/semiconductor reverse engineering lab whose equipment included a Reactive Ion Etcher, a chemical lab, a probing station, a Scanning Electron Microscope, and a Focused Ion Beam workstation.
  • Featured speaker at a Congressional Briefing on automobile hacking and the Jeep hack (Miller/Valasek).

Anvil Partner, Vincent Berg

Berg is a highly respected information security professional who has worked both as an independent consultant and as a Director of Services for one of the leading research driven information security firms.

The main focus of Berg's work is providing technical security reviews on virtualization and cloud infrastructures, Operating System technologies (defensive and offensive) and application security. Berg has also worked on projects in the ICS/SCADA space regarding electrical grid solutions as well as medical devices, infrastructure and smart card technology.

  • Trusted advisor for many well respected product teams and Fortune 100 organizations and is regularly requested by name to help and build out information security programs for development organizations.
  • Code audited on multiple operating system release teams and has run hundreds of projects.
  • Released research that was acclaimed by Bruce Schneier and found hundreds of industry impacting vulnerabilities.
  • Known for having the ability to work closely with consultants on scoping new engagements, writing project proposals and managing project work in cooperation with our customers.