Sameer Bhalotra is the cofounder and CEO of ActZero, a security company based in San Francisco, California. He previously worked in cybersecurity at Google and as a board member of numerous security start-ups. In government, he served as senior director for cybersecurity on the National Security Council staff at the White House, cybersecurity and technology lead for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and in various roles in the intelligence community. He is affiliated with the U.S. State Department Foreign Affairs Policy Board, U.S. Secret Service Cyber Investigations Advisory Board, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He holds a PhD in applied physics focused on quantum tech and photonics from Stanford University and a BA in physics and chemistry focused on lasers and electronics from Harvard University.