About Us

Key personnel at Clear Hat Consulting.

Sherri Sparks is the President of Clear Hat Consulting, Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, a Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. She also completed all of the Computer Science PhD coursework with the exception of her dissertation. In 2010, she made the decision to take a break from academics to focus more fully on developing Clear Hat Consulting.

Sherri Sparks

Shawn Embleton is the Vice President of Clear Hat Consulting, Inc. which he co-founded in 2007 along with Sherri Sparks. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. Nearly completing his PhD, he made the decision to leave academics and focus more fully on the company. Mr. Embleton has taught and presented at Black Hat and co-authored a number of academic papers presented at various conferences. He released the first open source, proof-of-concept hardware virtualization rootkit based upon Intel VT technology. Much of his current research and code development focuses upon a combination of firmware vulnerability assessment and hardware virtualization technologies.

Shawn Embleton