Board of Directors

Alexander Heid

Alexander Heid is co-founder and President of HackMiami.

HackMiami is the premier resource in South Florida for highly skilled hackers that specialize in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, and all manner of information technology and security.

His specialties include digital crime intelligence analysis, application security auditing, digital network vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and malware reversal.Much of the research he has participated in has been featured at national industry conferences and global mainstream media.


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James Ball is the Chief Information Security Officer of HackMiami.

Mr. Ball oversees the security of HackMiami’s networks and infrastructure.

Mr. Ball has over ten years of experience in the field of information security with a specialization in web application penetration testing. He also specializes in the art of Information Retreival and Disaster Recovery.


linkedin_logo Rod Soto

Rod Soto is the Secretary of the Board of HackMiami.

HackMiami is made up of experienced information security professionals that have years of experience working with large corporations, governments, and small businesses. Members of HackMiami are on the cutting edge of vulnerability research and regularly present at local information security group meetings (ISSA, OWASP) and international hacking conferences around the world (Defcon, HOPE, OWASP AppSec, Hacker Halted).

Mr. Soto is a Senior systems engineer with extensive experience in enterprise systems administration, systems integration, database administration, server and application clustering and virtualization. Information systems security, PCI DSS , policies and compliance, vulnerability assessment. Extensive sales exposure working in both pre-sales and post sales environments.