About Us

Illumintel provides advising and security consulting to Internet companies and brand owners with an Internet presence. Illumintel is also a licensed private detective agency in Pennsylvania, license number MC-234.

Greg Aaron is President of Illumintel Inc. Greg is an internationally recognized authority on cybercrime, domain name system (DNS) policy, data privacy, and domain name intellectual property issues, and is a regular speaker on these topics. Greg has advised governments, online commerce providers, registry operators, and ICANN among others. He has performed investigations and due diligence projects with industry, law enforcement, law firms, and security researchers to address phishing, intellectual property violations, malware, spam, and botnet cases.

Greg is Senior Research Fellow for the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), where he is the editor of the APWG’s quarterly phishing reports, and manages the APWG’s eCrime Exchange, the oldest and most trusted repository of threat data about cybercrime events such as phishing and criminal cryptocurrency wallets. He has authored numerous research papers about phishing, malware, and industry compliance topics. As a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), Greg advises the international community regarding the domain name and numbering system that makes the Internet function. He has participated in numerous ICANN working groups, including several devoted to anti-abuse and privacy topics such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

As Vice-President of Product Management at iThreat Cyber Group he created products and services used by government agencies and private companies to discover and track Internet-based threats. He was the senior industry expert on the Ernst & Young team that evaluated over one thousand new TLD applications to ICANN in 2012-2013. While Director of Key Account Management and Domain Security at Afilias (acquired by Identity Digital), he oversaw the launches of the .MOBI, .IN, and .ME TLDs, and managed the .INFO TLD. Greg received an OTA Excellence in Online Trust Award for Afilias’ anti-abuse programs.

Greg is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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