Robert Stauss is the founder and CEO of v26 Labs, which he founded in 2019. Robert is responsible for setting the overall direction and technical strategy for the company.
A native of Chicago, Robert has traveled the country to gain his education, training and experience. Robert entered the United States Army information technology and cybersecurity career field in 1998, first in the Regular Army, and later the Army National Guard. Robert trained at Fort Jackson, SC before being assigned to the 514th Military Police Company in Greenville, N.C. After leaving the Army, he was a senior information security analyst with a national cybersecurity firm in Washington D.C.
Robert founded v26 Labs as a school project in 2019 while studying Computer and Information Technology, with a concentration in cybersecurity, at Madison College in Wisconsin. Robert has received advanced training in Microsoft 365 Enterprise, Microsoft and Linux servers, Cisco networking, cloud computing, VM, computer forensics and security architecture. Additionally, he is skilled and experienced in VMware technologies, PowerShell, and security vulnerability and risk assessment.
In November 2019, Robert competed in the National Cyber League, a biannual collegiate offensive cybersecurity competition. He competed just four days after undergoing major surgery and was able to rank in the top 12% nationwide, which included students from NYU and Texas A&M. Robert is still active with the NCL today, and coaches in open source intelligence, traffic analysis and web application security.