Charles Henderson

Global Head, X-Force

Charles Henderson is the Global Head of IBM’s X-Force. Throughout his career, Charles and the teams he has managed have specialized in incident response, penetration testing, adversary simulation, vulnerability management, and vulnerability research. X-Force’s clients range from the largest on the Fortune lists to small and midsized companies interested in improving their security posture or in need of assistance handling a security incident. Charles is also an enthusiastic member of the information security community and an advocate of vulnerability research. He has been a featured speaker at various conferences (including Black Hat, DEFCON, RSA, SOURCE, OWASP AppSec USA and Europe, and SXSW) around the world on various subjects relating to security testing and incident response. He has also appeared on or in CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, CNN, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, The Register, SC Magazine, Engadget, eWeek, Reuters, Car & Driver, and various other media outlets.In the end, he runs a team of hackers and responders.