Kara Coppa is the COO, EVP and Co-Founder of BL∆KFX. She has more than fifteen years of professional experience, spanning the areas of information security governance, threat detection/mitigation, risk assessments and incident response and investigations. For nearly twenty years, Kara has been a hands-on security expert for various industries including the United States military, telecom and financial services. She has provided a wide variety of information technology and security services including information security governance, threat detection/mitigation, risk assessments, network architecture security, incident response and investigations. Prior to BL∆KFX she was the EVP of Cybersecurity services for SIG Homeland Security where she ran the national defense and; cyber resiliency projects related to national security operations. Kara is the former CTO and co-founder of encrypted messaging platform, Wickr.