Proprietary protocols are commonly used in industrial environments and are hard to fuzz. Often, one product like a railway control centre communicates over more than 10 proprietary protocols. Usually, external attackers do not have the specifications of the protocols to write suitable fuzzers. The same applies to internal penetration testers. Even with the specifications, time […]
Due to the rise of large-scale botnets, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is making a resurgence, both in attacker capabilities and the impact on target organizations. This presentation is an overview of DDoS attacker capabilities and techniques, defenses against attacks, and lessons learned from responding to numerous DDoS attacks. The session will cover a very […]
This is an intermediate to advanced level presentation that pulls from McAfee Labs research as well as real-life customers. This is original content designed to paint a clear picture of today’s threat landscape and through doing so illustrate the differences between insider threats, industrialized hackers, and APTs. Attacks are coming from all angles. In some […]
We continually are asked “Does your product work with VPN X?”. This is the wrong question. The right question is whether any product on your network supports the authentication protocol you have chosen as a standard. Once you decide on a standard, the world opens up to you. Specifically, the world of open source software. […]
Last year at SecTor, Christopher debuted “Sniper Forensics”, which illustrates how to use live analysis techniques to improve the efficiency and accuracy of forensic investigations. Since then Sniper Forensics has been given at two other computer security conferences! Now, Sniper Forensics v2.0 Target Acquisition will cover the most asked questions asked by the audience members […]
David covers how the DEFCON network team builds a network from scratch, in three days with very little budget. How this network evolved, what worked for him, and what didn’t work over the last ten years. This network started as an idea, and after acquiring some kick butt hardware, has allowed them to support several […]
This toolset attempts to provide a easy to use U3 drive to gather forensic data from a windows computer. The entire toolset is located on the read-only portion of the U3 drive, and reports are writen to the writeable portion.
Physical security is an oft-overlooked component of data and system security in the technology world. While numerous ratings and standards exist in order classify specific security hardware, many of these standards are ill-defined and poorly-understood. Do you know what makes a “hardened” or “contractor grade” lock special? What does the phrase “high security” signify on […]
Ever wonder what it’s like to start your own InfoSec company? Join our “InfoSec Corporate Founders’ Panel” as they trade war stories, describe strategies and mishaps, and offer advice.
This talk is intended to be a rapid-fire description of 25 tactics currently used by “the bad guys” so that malware STILL evades AV, web reputation filters and IDP systems and practically any defense thrown at it. Malicious content continues to be a thorn in the side of practically all Internet users. This talk will […]
64-bit malware are coming! 64-bit malware are coming! I’ve been repeating this for the last 2 years; it’s not tinfoil hat talk anymore. With 64-bit packers and protectors being released, there is presently a growing need to create new tools to facilitate the manual unpacking process for malware analysis and to make it as trivial […]
This presentation focused on abusing design flaws, configuration errors, and information leaks to gain access to typical environments. The open source Metasploit Framework will be used as a demonstration platform to illustrate how low-risk information leaks can be combined to gain administrative access to a target network.
It is absolutely backwards, but while the bad guys constantly share details of their exploits, including techniques, when it comes to real incidents, actual defenders rarely talk about what worked, and what didn’t. In this session, Mike Rothman will name names as he builds in-depth case studies based on publicly available information, some of which […]
Your network is under attack. Malware, Trojans, Botnets and host of other threats are alive and well in the Internet. The people who produce these threats have a new target — the wired and wireless edges of your network. To effectively detect and manage these threats you need a management platform that provides a single […]
We’ve all heard talks where we nodded in agreement with the speaker when he or she launched into jargon we didn’t comprehend. In this talk Jack, assisted by sock puppets, will explain common cloud computing terminology and discuss some common misconceptions about cloud computing.
Since the caveman first fashioned a spear humans have been using tools to make them more efficient and effective. Unfortunately, today’s analysts often misunderstand the role tools play testing web applications. While tools can be quite good at mapping a web application’s attack surface there is still much human analysis that must be done to […]
The traditional security industry has somehow decided that they are the white knights who are going to save everyone from the horror of insecure powergrids, pipelines, chemical plants, and cookie factories. Suddenly, every consultant is an expert and every product fixes SCADA. And because they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about — ‘fake […]
Today’s network advanced persistent threats by definition evade detection by perimeter defenses and current concepts for defense in depth – whether you know it or not. Most organizations have developed an over-reliance upon network-layer, perimeter focused solutions that require signatures or profile-based foreknowledge of a given technical threat. As proven through numerous security breaches over […]
In this session Kelly compares customer relations breaches with security breaches, specifically their impacts on organizations. Kelly will then compare Security incident response/handling phases to Customer Relations Breaches (detection, response and recovery), and using examples from personal experience discuss how each of these phases plays a role in effective and successful CRM. He concludes the […]
As mobile computing devices proliferate the enterprise more ‘security’ conscious people are raising flags about mobile device security. One device which is dominant in the enterprise mobile computing world is the ubiquitous Blackberry(TM), which has quite a bit of Fear Uncertainty and Doubt surrounding it and its security controls. Rumors about blackberry compromises and confusion […]
Privacy advocates tend to spend a lot of time refuting the high profile discussions about the pending death of privacy, particularly online. This focus would be better spent addressing the cause: security. Identifiable information about us pops up in places you wouldn’t expect, leaving a detailed virtual trail. Security mechanisms force the recording, monitoring and […]
Social networking for most of us is becoming wrapped into our DNA. This is especially important for the next generation workforce. Additionally, the employees today and those of tomorrow will expect the capability to blog and social network with corporate assets and corporate bandwidth. Additionally, these technologies are being widely used for corporate marketing and […]
As the adoption and interest in cloud computing grows, technical and business decision-makers are trying to assess the risk associated with using the cloud infrastructure. Join Mohammad Akif, the National Security and Privacy Lead for Microsoft Canada to learn about the threat landscape for cloud computing and how the industry in general and Microsoft in […]
The ever-increasing prevalence of mobile devices brings with it a slew of security problems. Applications running directly on mobile devices (and web apps optimized for mobile clients) are ripe for the picking even by unsophisticated attackers. The attack classes that once applied to traditional network-facing, fat client, and web applications are now valid for mobile […]
Traditional organized crime syndicates and urban street gangs are well understood by law enforcement officials. They have a hierarchy, defined geographic area of influence, and established business model. Cyber criminals, however, are more difficult to categorize. Mr. Kelly will deconstruct “organized” cyber crime and explore a new paradigm for evaluating the threat it poses to […]
The term ‘Advanced Persistent Threat” has dominated the cyber security world for the last several years. This marketing construct is designed to describe a real and widespread threat, but seems to cause confusion and mockery. This presentation will cut through marketing hyperbole to walk through an attack by a sophisticated actor demonstrating the tools and […]
Ambiguities in the PDF specification means that no two PDF parsers will see a file in the same way. This leads to many opportunities for exploit obfuscation. PDFs are currently the greatest vector for drive-by (malware installing) attacks and targeted attacks on business and government. A/V technology is extraordinarily poor at detecting these. [Well except […]
North Korea scares people. Allegedly DPRK has a super l33t squad of killer haxor ninjas that regularly engage in hit an run hacks against the Defense department, South Korea, or anyone else who pisses of the Glorious Leader. DPRK also has no real Internet infrastructure to speak of (as dictators don’t like unrestricted information), although […]
With today’s evolving threat landscape, and the general failure of AV to keep bad guys out of the network, effective intrusion detection is becoming extremely pertinent. Greg will talk about using attribution data to increase the effectiveness and lifetime of intrusion detection signatures, both host and network. Within host physical memory, software in execution will […]
Join Metasploit founder and Rapid7 CSO, HD Moore, to learn about Metasploit Pro, a new commercial penetration testing tool based on the open source Metasploit Framework. Metasploit Pro’s graphical user interface enables ethical hackers to quickly and easily launch simultaneous, sophisticated attacks against several targets. Metasploit Pro automates common tasks such as smart bruteforcing, evidence […]
You are an information security practitioner who finds them self responsible for the security of their organization’s data. From an application perspective you are most likely looking at hundreds, if not thousands, of internet-facing domains. How do you prioritize one over another? How do you do this on-time and on-budget? This presentation aims to provide […]
How I Met Your Girlfriend: The discovery and execution of entirely new classes of Web attacks in order to meet your girlfriend. This includes entertaining and newly discovered attacks including PHP session prediction and random numbers (accurately guessing PHP session cookies), browser protocol confusion (turning a browser into an SMTP server), firewall and NAT penetration […]
Dave Millier will talk about leveraging information gathered from various sources (security and system logs, reports, processes, and directly from people), and turning them into meaningful reports and dashboards that can be used to track compliance around various standards and regulations, including PCI, CobiT, SOX, NERC CIP, and others. Rather than focusing on any particular […]
Well-known web applications are used for many purposes such as blogging, forums, e-commerce, database management, email and myriad others. Vulnerabilities in these applications (and their plugins) are discovered at an accelerated rate and are abused for site defacement and increasingly to serve malware. Website administrators need to keep track of the versions of these web […]
Not much is known about the malware industry and how it makes money. This talk will break the silence and expose the shady techniques used to create and spread this software, all from the perspective of someone who worked there.
The term ‘Advanced Persistent Threat” has dominated the cyber security world for the last several years. This marketing construct is designed to describe a real and widespread threat, but seems to cause confusion and mockery. This presentation will cut through marketing hyperbole to walk through an attack by a sophisticated actor demonstrating the tools and […]
“Smashing the stats for fun and profit v.2010” (or how to convince your boss to spend properly on security) We all know that security vulnerabilities need to be fixed but it can be hard to convince your employer that you deserve a budget so you can do your job properly. Using research from the 2010 […]
We had a busy year. We investigated over 200 incidents in 24 different countries. We ended up collecting enough malware freaks [samples] to fill up Kunstkammer a few times over. Building upon last year’s DEFCON talk, we want to dive deeper and bring you the most interesting samples from around the world – including one […]
In 2009, the Conficker worm was dissected by researchers, and then fried by the spotlight on a worldwide stage. One year later, we saw the Aurora assaults similarly glow in the headlines. Defense was tense against these two nasties – yet, in each case, easily circumvented by two potent zero-day exploits that crept in from […]
Why can’t we make the right decision all the time? Our sense of trust is broken. Lies, deceit, fraud, and insinuations make up a large part of crime for a reason. We are bad at trust. It’s in our biology. It’s why we sometimes make the wrong friends, date the wrong people, buy the wrong […]
There are tons of tutorials to get started with Metasploit but have you ever wanted some tips to help use the framework more efficiently? This presentation will cover some tricks to help get the most out of Metasploit. You will see demonstrations and learn how to build payloads within Metasploit, use the database effectively, pivot […]
Network segregation (also called “air-gapping”) is considered a foolproof method for protecting networks from external attacks or from data theft/leakage. Unfortunately, employing this method mandates users to forego all benefits of connectivity; hence this method is not acceptable today as a viable security means. Unidirectional connectivity, hardware enforced over all layers of communications, is an […]
At every security conference there’s always a group of people asking which is more secure, Windows or Mac, Apache or IIS, IE, Chrome or Firefox. Viewing security solely as a question of vulnerabilities is liking judging a bread solely on how many slashes the baker put on top of it. It just doesn’t matter. It’s […]
This talk looks at how Google searches for malware on the web, and how those findings are made available through the public SafeBrowsing API. We will describe the mechanisms by which malware is generally distributed, and how Google detects infected and malicious websites. Finally, we will discuss some of the newer trends we have seen […]
With the continuing changing threat landscape and continuous demands on compliance to regulatory standards, InfoSec Administrators are continuously playing catch-up to keep their systems safe – John will show you 5 easy ways to assess your systems while staying within your zero budget.
Security companies are beginning to attack the problem of software vulnerabilities at the source, the development process. Secure coding programs like Microsoft SDL, OWASP SAMM, and BSIMM save the organization money and time by taking the bugs out at the beginning, and avoid costly incident response nightmares. Chris Wysopal, CTO at Veracode, says “Many of […]
It is about to happen: the long promised upgrade from IPv4 to IPv6 is on our doorstep. The initial reason for this change of the Internet’s layer 3 protocols was to head off the projected 2010-2012 depletion of IPv4 reported back in 1994. As a stop-gap method until IPv6 was fully deployed, the Internet Engineering […]
“Information is power and money. Our professional lives revolve around building, inventing and working with more valuable information. How we protect and manage this information is core to the success of our economy, organizations, corporations and our personal lives. In this presentation we will explore how a criminal industry now larger than the international drug […]
We’re all familiar with using a defense-in-depth strategy when planning information security, but none of that matters if I can take your datacenter and load it into my truck! Join Kai Axford, a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), as he looks at the various aspects of physical security, such as barrier planning, IP surveillance, lock selection […]
Mass-market, low-cost, commodity infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Computing providers abstract away compute, network and storage and deliver hyper-scaleable capabilities. This “abstraction distraction” has brought us to the point where the sanctity and security of the applications and information transiting them are dependent upon security models and expertise rooted in survivable distributed systems, at layers where many security […]
After finishing the studies of computer science in 2001 with a diploma (master) degree, Thomas worked at the university as a systems administrator for five years. In this time, he was able to work on his doctorate (Ph.D.), which he finished in 2006. Thomas was employed at Siemens CERT for penetration tests, which he improved over the years. The main targets of his tests are all Siemens products, from Industry, Energy, Healthcare and Communications.
Michael Smith serves as Akamai’s Security Evangelist and is the customer-facing ambassador from the Information Security Team, helping customers to understand both the internal security program and the unique security features and capabilities of the Akamai product portfolio and cloud-based solutions. Mr Smith fulfils a cross-functional role as a liaison between security, sales, product management, compliance, engineering, professional services, and marketing. Prior to joining Akamai, Mr Smith served as an embedded security engineer, security officer for a managed service provider, and security assessment team lead. He is an adjunct professor [...]
Mr. Contos has over 15 years of security engineering and management expertise. He has worked throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. At McAfee he advises government organizations and G2000s on security strategy. He has written two books including Enemy at the Water Cooler – Real Life Stories of Insider Threats, and Physical and Logical Security Convergence which he co-authored with former NSA Deputy Director William Crowell. He has delivered speeches at industry events like RSA, Interop, OWASP, CSI, ISACA, ISSA, InfraGard and eCrime. He is [...]
Nick Owen is a co-founder and CEO of WiKID Systems, Inc. WiKID has created a unique dual-source two-factor authentication system that uses public-key cryptography instead of the typical shared-secrets found in most systems. WiKID Nick's fourth startup. Nick was also an Entrepreneur-in-residence at the Advanced Technology Development Center in Atlanta. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia with an MBA from the University of Georgia. Nick helped design and architect WiKID's two factor authentication system and mutual https authentication system. Nick is the author of most of WiKID's [...]
Chief Information Security Officer, Nuix
Chris Pogue is the Chief Information Security Officer, Nuix, and a member of the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force. Chris is responsible for the company’s security services organization; he oversees critical investigations and contracts, and key markets throughout the United States. His team focuses on incident response, breach preparedness, penetration testing, and malware reverse engineering. Over his career, Chris has led multiple professional security services organizations and corporate security initiatives to investigate thousands of security breaches worldwide. His extensive experience is drawn from careers as a cybercrimes investigator, [...]
David M. N. Bryan of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs David has 10 years of computer security experience, including consulting, engineering, and administration. He has performed security assessment & pentest projects in the healthcare, nuclear, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, banking and educational sectors. As an active participant in the information security community, he volunteers at DEFCON, where he designs and implements the firewall and network for what is said to be the most hostile network environment in the world. This network allows speakers, press, vendors, and others to gain access to the Internet, without being [...]
Luiz Eduardo is a Senior Security Engineer at NitroSecurity. With almost 20 years of experience, throughout his career he has worked with possibly all types of networking technologies on the enterprise and service provider sectors, as well as the security involved in these technologies. Luiz is the founder of the y0u Sh0t the Sheriff security conference held in Brazil and has worked on the wireless infrastructure of Blackhat, DefCon, Computer Chaos Congress and Shmoocon. As a public speaker, he has given presentations on diverse infosec topics at worldwide on conferences [...]
A Generalist SME in the Information Security field and an Open Source evangelist, Jason has been working in IS industry for over 15 years, holding certification for CE|H, GIAC GCFA, GREM, GWEB and LPIC-1. Formally, a lead developer for Joomla!, and still an active member with the Joomla! Security Strike team. In his current tenure(role) with one of the top 5 Canadian financial institution, Jason has been instrumental in the setup and configuration of various IS systems including the IDS/IPS and various security event reporting systems along with leading the [...]
While paying the bills as a security auditor and penetration testing consultant with his company, The CORE Group, Deviant Ollam is also member of the Board of Directors of the US division of TOOOL, The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers. Deviant runs the Lockpicking Village with TOOOL at HOPE, DEFCON, ShmooCon, etc, and he has conducted physical security training sessions for Black Hat, DeepSec, ToorCon, HackCon, ShakaCon, HackInTheBox, ekoparty, AusCERT, GovCERT, CONFidence, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. His favorite Amendments [...]
Robert Beggs breaks into computers and data networks. As an ethical hacker and incident responder, he identifies and closes the vulnerabilities that could be exploited to create a security breach. He has been responsible for the technical leadership and project management of multiple successful responses to data loss. His experience has driven the development of the AIM methodology, used to effectively respond to a breach. His clients range from banks and insurance companies to small and medium enterprises. Robert holds an MBA in Science and Technology from Queen's University and [...]
CSO of Quick Intelligence
Dave Millier is a serial entrepreneur, off-road motorcycle rider and food lover. Dave has been involved in cybersecurity for almost 25 years. He founded the InfoSec company Sentry Metrics, one of Canada’s most successful MSSPs. After the sale of Sentry Metrics, Dave’s lifelong passion for reading led him to finally sit down and write his first book, Breached! In late 2014, Dave launched Uzado (http://www.uzado.com), a cloud-based InfoSec company focused on helping companies simplify cybersecurity by answering the questions “what now?” or “what next?” Dave sold Uzado in 2019. Dave [...]
Brian O’Higgins is an Angel Investor and Board Member. Brian O’Higgins has over 30 years experience as a leader in security technology development for enterprise and government customers—possibly known best for his role pioneering PKI (public key infrastructure)— and as the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Entrust, a leading Internet Security Company. He was also a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Third Brigade, a provider of security products for physical and virtualized servers that was acquired by Trend Micro in 2009. Brian's approach to security is both [...]
Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, eSentire
Eldon Sprickerhoff is the Chief Innovation Officer and Founder of eSentire, a Managed Detection and Response cybersecurity services firm started in 2001 with headquarters in Waterloo.
Sébastien Doucet, a.k.a. TiGa, is an expert in Metropolitan-Area Fiber-Optics Network Engineering (fancy cable guy) and Actuarial Sciences. He presently is a Security Research Engineer for nCircle in Toronto. He previously did malware analysis for ESET and was IT Security Trainer for IITAC - International Institute (www.iitac.org) where he used to give trainings on Binary Auditing and IDA Pro. His video tutorial series on IDA Pro is well-known throughout the world. He is moderator for crackmes.de and reverse-engineering.net, he also is a member of ARTeam (arteam.accessroot.com) and CostCo (www.costco.com). He [...]
HD is Chief Security Officer at Rapid7 and Chief Architect of Metasploit, the leading open-source penetration testing platform. HD founded the Metasploit Project in the summer of 2003 with the goal of becoming a public resource for exploit code research and development. Prior to joining Rapid7 and continuing his work on the Metasploit Framework, HD was the Director of Security Research at BreakingPoint Systems, where he focused on the content and security testing features of the BreakingPoint product line. Prior to BreakingPoint, HD spent seven years providing vulnerability assessments, leading [...]
Mike Rothman is a 25-year security veteran. He specializes in the sexy aspects of security, like protecting networks and endpoints, security management, compliance, and helping clients navigate a secure evolution to the cloud. He’s a busy guy, serving both as President of DisruptOPS, as well as Analyst & President of Securosis. This is a good thing since Mike gets into trouble when he’s not busy enough.
Mark Townsend's career has spanned two decades in computer networking, during which he has contributed to several patents and standards in information security. He has established himself as an expert related to enterprise networking and security, with a focus on educational environments. He is a contributing member to several information security industry standards associations, most notably the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Mr. Townsend's work in the TCG Trusted Network Connect (TNC) working group includes co-authoring the Clientless Endpoint Support Profile. He is currently developing virtualization solutions and driving interoperability testing [...]
Jack Daniel recently joined the product management team at Tenable Network Security, bringing more than 20 years of IT security expertise bear. In addition to his position at Tenable, Daniel is co-Founder of Security Bsides and Director of the National Information Security Group (NAISG), a non-profit organization focused on promoting IT security awareness. Before joining the company , he served as Community Development Manager at Astaro AG, a Sophos company, where he grew Astaro's partner and customer, and IT and security communities.
Senior Security Specialist and Web Application Security evangelist with Hewlett-Packardï¿½s Application Security Center (ASC), Rafal Los has more than thirteen years of experience in network and system design, security policy and process design, risk analysis, penetration testing, and consulting. For the past eight years, he has focused on information security and risk management, leading security architecture teams, and managing successful enterprise security programs for General Electric and other Fortune 100 companies, as well as SMB enterprises. Previously, Rafal spent three years in-house with GE Consumer Finance, leading its web application [...]
James Arlen is Aiven.io’s CISO bringing a mix of security and engineering background to DBaaS (database as a service). Over the past twenty plus years, James has been delivering information security solutions to Fortune 500, TSE 100, and major public-sector organizations. James is best described as: “Infosec geek, hacker, social activist, author, speaker, and parent.” His areas of interest include organizational change, social engineering, blinky lights and shiny things. In addition to his work at Aiven.io, James is a Contributing Analyst at the research firm Securosis, blogger/podcaster with Liquidmatrix Security [...]
Mr. Shields has over 10 years experience in the Security field working with various security technologies. He is currently employed by NetWitness Corporation, working as a Systems Engineer. While with NetWitness, Mr. Shields has worked on large scale security monitoring initiatives for fortune 1000 companies in the financial, retail, and technology Industries. Mr. Shields also has extensive experience working with VARs, working with fortune 1000 companies to identify and implement security solutions.
Kelly has spent the last 12 years dedicated to security and privacy risk management, engaged by clients to identify security or privacy risks to organizations, and recommend practical, cost-effective, and implementable solutions to mitigate those risks. He has worked as a consultant for both Federal and Provincial Governments, various financial, telco and utilities providers, and served as a Signals Officer with the Canadian Forces. Kelly holds CISSP, CISM, & CPP certifications and has received advanced training taken with the RCMP and CSEC. Kelly is the founder and CEO of WNCS [...]
Adam Meyers is a Senior Principal with the National Products and Offerings Division of SRA International. Mr. Meyers serves as a senior subject matter expert for cyber threat and cyber security matters for a variety of SRA projects. Mr. Meyers provides both technical expertise at the tactical level and strategic guidance on overall security program objectives. Mr. Meyers has extensive experience in Penetration Testing, Security Engineering and Architecture, Wireless Communication, and Reverse Code Engineering. Mr. Meyers is a recognized speaker who has presented on topics ranging from high level business [...]
Tracy Ann Kosa is a privacy advocate, practitioner and researcher. She's currently a staff privacy engineer at Google, and recently finished a post-doc program at Stanford University on predicting privacy regulation. Prior, Dr. Kosa ran the global privacy compliance program at Microsoft and served on the City of Seattle's Privacy Advisory Committee. Originally from Canada, she focused on Canadian public sector privacy working in privacy across the Government of Ontario in education, health, social services while serving as a member for multiple groups and advisory committees, including the TAHSN research [...]
John has 15 years of security experience in security research, worldwide product management, development, marketing, security product testing, forensics, advance persistent threat’s, critical infrastructure architecting and deploying enterprise-wide security solutions for both public and private organizations worldwide. John has worked for the Central Intelligence Agency in Cyber Security, CTO at Computer Systems Group LTD, product manager for Cisco's IPS product line, product line executive for all security products at IBM Internet Security Systems and most recently for McAfee’s Network Defense Business Unit with McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise solution and currently working [...]
Mohammad Akif is the National Security and Privacy Lead for Microsoft. He has worked in the industry for over 15 years and has published a number of books and articles. Mohammad spends a significant amount of time working with Microsoft’s major customers in the financial, energy, healthcare and public sectors to help improve their security postures and refocus their IT security departments away from yesterday’s threats and onto the modern threat landscape. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences in Canada and worldwide.
Zach Lanier is a Senior Security Researcher with Duo Security, specializing in various bits of network, mobile, and application security. Prior to joining Duo, Zach most recently served as a Senior Research Scientist with Accuvant LABS. He has spoken at a variety of security conferences, such as Black Hat, CanSecWest, INFILTRATE, ShmooCon, and SecTor, and is a co-author of the recently published "Android Hacker's Handbook".
Mike Zusman is a Principal Consultant with the Intrepidus Group. Prior to joining Intrepidus Group, Mike held the positions of Escalation Engineer at Whale Communications (a Microsoft subsidiary), Security Program Manager at Automatic Data Processing, and lead architect and developer at a number of smaller firms. In addition to his corporate experience, Mike is an independent security researcher, and has responsibly disclosed a number of critical vulnerabilities to commercial software vendors. He has spoken at a number of top industry events including CanSecWest, Defcon, Black Hat and regional OWASP events. [...]
Mr. Kelly is a Supervisory Special Agent and Unit Chief in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division in Washington, DC. Mr. Kelly provides national program management for investigations addressing criminal cyber threats, including intrusion, dissemination of malicious code, Internet fraud schemes, and identity theft. He also oversees FBI’s Cyber Crime Task Force program, which partners local field offices with other federal, state, and local agencies to address the cyber threat. Prior to arriving at FBI Headquarters, Mr. Kelly was the supervisor of the Cyber Squad in the FBI’s Indianapolis [...]
Julia Wolf is the senior security researcher at FireEye's Malware Intelligence Labs where she works on reverse-engineering the latest malware threats and building advanced detection mechanisms. She also does exploit R&D, cryptanalysis, and other low-level bit-twiddling stuff.
Michael is an experienced UK based security consultant, with a specialization in the penetration testing of web applications and the testing of compiled code bases and DB environments to destruction. As well as the day job, Michael has been published in a range of journals and magazines, including heise, Network Security, Inform IT and Security Focus. To date, Michael has worked for NGS Software, CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), British Telecom, and a host of freelance clients throughout the globe. Presently, Mike is working in a day job for Xiphos Research [...]
Greg Hoglund is the CEO and Founder of HBGary, Inc. He has been a pioneer in the area of software security. After writing one of the first network vulnerability scanners (installed in over half of all Fortune 500 companies), Greg created and documented the first Windows NT-based rootkit, founding www.rootkit.com (rootkit.com) in the process. Greg went on to co-found Cenzic, Inc. (cenzic.com) through which he orchestrated numerous innovations in the area of software fault injection. He holds two patents. Greg is a frequent speaker at Black Hat, RSA and other [...]
Nish Bhalla the Founder of Security Compass has coauthored and contributed to multiple books including "Buffer Overflow Attacks: Detect, Exploit & Prevent", "Windows XP Professional Security", "HackNotes: Network Security", "Writing Security Tools and Exploits" and "Hacking Exposed: Web Applications, 2nd Edition". He has also been involved in the open source projects such as YASSP and OWASP, and is the chair of the Toronto Chapter. He has also written many articles including ones for securityfocus and others. He is a frequent speaker on emerging security issues. He has spoken at reputed [...]
Sahba Kazerooni is a Principal Consultant at Security Compass, a consulting and training firm specializing in application security. At Security Compass he harvests his blend of development and security knowledge in threat modeling, runtime security assessment, and source code review of client applications while at the same time leveraging his field experience to deliver Security Compass' one-of-a-kind training curriculum. Sahba is also an internationally-renowned speaker on security topics. He has presented at conferences around the world; he delivers Java secure coding training at the SANS Institute; and he has also [...]
Samy Kamkar is best known for the Samy worm, the first XSS worm, infecting over one million users on MySpace in less than 24 hours. A co-founder of Fonality, Inc., an IP PBX company, Samy previously led the development of all top-level domain name server software and systems for Global Domains International (.ws). In the past 10 years, Samy has focused on evolutionary and genetic algorithmic software development, Voice over IP software development, automated security and vulnerability research in network security, reverse engineering, and network gaming. When not strapped behind [...]
Patrick Thomas is an information security researcher with Qualys and has spoken at Black Hat USA and DEFCON. He works on automated vulnerability detection tools, malware analysis, pragmatic security, and dabbles in the security implications of public policy and vice versa. He percolates and occasionally dispenses ideas on the above at CoffeeToCode.net.
Garry Pejski has worked professionally as a developer for 13 years. During this time he has created online casinos, dating websites, pharmacy software and custom applications for the power industry. During a brief period, he also wrote malware for the bad guys. Currently he works is a Technical Manager at Matrikon (now part of Honeywell), where he has been a part of numerous NERC CIP security projects.
Ben Sapiro is the Global CISO of Great West LifeCo and has worked in both InfoSec consulting and operations since he somehow managed to graduate from b-school; he’s even done privacy and compliance work to pay the bills. Other than that, he’s a typical middle-aged Canadian security professional who has worked in several verticals including SaaS, natural resources and telecom. Ben is a contributor to the Liquidmatrix Podcast (whenever we get around to recording it) and used to help with other stuff like BSidesTO until he realized he should not test his wife’s [...]
Nicholas Percoco, Senior Vice President and Head of SpiderLabs at Trustwave With more than 14 years of information security experience, Percoco is the lead security advisor to many of Trustwave¹s premier clients and assists them in making strategic decisions around security compliance regimes. He leads the SpiderLabs team that has performed more than 1000 computer incident response and forensic investigations globally, run thousands of penetration and application security tests for clients, and conducted security research to improve Trustwave's products. Percoco and his research has been featured by many news organizations [...]
Jibran Ilyas is a Senior Forensic Investigator at Trustwave. He is a member of Trustwave's SpiderLabs - the advanced security team focused on penetration testing, incident response, application security and security research. He has investigated some of the nation's largest data breaches and is a co-author of Trustwave's annual Global Security Reports, which provide data breach statistics and highlight latest hacker techniques. Jibran has presented talks at several global security conferences such as DEFCON, Black Hat, SecTor and SOURCE Barcelona, in the area of Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime. Jibran [...]
Derek Manky formulates security strategy based on years of threat and industry knowledge, with a goal to make a positive impact towards the global war on cybercrime. Manky has presented research and strategy world-wide at many security conferences, including meetings with leading political figures who help define the future of cyber security. He works globally within the security industry and Computer Emergency Response (CERT) to connect the dots, providing mitigation advice and threat forecasts based on correlated data and personal knowledge. This strategy can be integrated into new, advanced technology [...]
Peter co-Founded ISECOM, an open, non-profit, research organization with over 7000 members, www.isecom.org, created OSSTMM (version 3 to be released early June), created Hacker Highschool, www.hackerhighschool.org and has created the Bad People Project, www.badpeopleproject.org .
Ryan has more than 15 years of experience in Information Security. He has worked as a Technical Team Leader, Database Administrator, Windows and UNIX Systems administrator, Network Engineer, Web Application developer, Systems programmer, Information Security Engineer, and is currently a Principal Consultant doing network penetration testing. Ryan has delivered his research about ATM security, network protocol attacks, and penetration testing tactics at numerous conferences, including Black Hat, DefCon, DerbyCon, Shmoocon, and SecTor to name a few. He is also an open source project contributor for projects such as Metasploit, Ettercap, [...]
Lior brings to Waterfall Security Solutions over 15 years of large scale software and hardware research and development expertise, combined with vast business capabilities and experience. In 2001 Lior Co-Founded Gita Technologies Ltd, a high-end security research and development company, which provides unique solutions for the defense and military markets. In 2005 Lior led the development and business activities of the Waterfall product line, which evolved and was eventually spanned off to become a stand-alone company, leading the market of unidirectional security gateways. Lior holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science [...]
David Mortman runs Security for enStratus and is a Contributing Analyst at Securosis. Previously he was responsible for operations and security for C3, LLC Formerly the Chief Information Security Officer for Siebel Systems, Inc., Before that, Mr. Mortman was Manager of IT Security at Network Associates. Mr. Mortman has also been a regular panelist and speaker at RSA, Blackhat, Defcon and SourceBoston as well. Mr. Mortman sits on a variety of advisory boards including Qualys. He holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. David writes for Securosis, [...]
Global Security Advocate
Dave Lewis has twenty five years of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT security operations and management including a decade dealing with critical infrastructure. Lewis is a Global Advisory CISO for Duo Security (now Cisco). He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and cohost of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis serves on the advisory boards for Cortex Insight and Dateva Inc. Lewis writes columns for Forbes, Daily Swig and several other publications.
Fabrice has been a software developer in Google's Montreal office for 4 years. For the past 2 years, he has worked with his security team colleagues on Google's Anti-Malware efforts, to find and flag sites on the web that may be distributing malware.
John Andreadis has spent the last 10 years in Information Security, 6 of those were for the Canadian Financial institutions running InfoSec programs and projects. While at the banks John was also responsible for Vulnerability Management as well as working with IT teams on Patch management, Audit issues and Risk mitigation. John was also responsible for Security Operations and continually understanding and demonstrating the security posture of the banks. John has spent the last 3 years with Qualys as the Technical Account Manager for Canada.
Marisa Fagan is a Security Project Manager, responsible for managing security research and consulting engagements. She specializes in rapid development of network security tools and is recognized for her research in threat modeling and identity theft. Ms. Fagan has presented her work at SummerCon 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia and at SecurityBSides 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additionally, Ms. Fagan is active in the information security community through the Atlanta Chapter of NAISG.
Joe Klein is a 30-year veteran of the IT and IA industry. He has extensive experience in DoD, US Government and commercial sectors, focusing on information assurance, network security and IPv6. Mr. Klein is often requested to speak at professional security venues and routinely participates in high-level government working groups as an expert on secure implementation of IPv6. As Cyber Security Principal Architect at QinetiQ North America, Joe spends his days developing cyber security 'leap-ahead' technologies. Joe is also an active member of the IPv6 Forum and the North American [...]
Canadian Information Risk and Compliance Specialist. Ryan Boudreau is responsible for helping public and private sector organizations address the ever-evolving security and compliance landscape. He works with organizations to meet business and governance objectives while adapting to address the new compliance and data loss realities in Canada. Ryan comes from a diverse background in risk management technologies initially focusing on Business Continuity and E-discovery, and moving to more security, data loss, audit, and governance pursuits in recent years.
Kai Axford (MBA, CPP, CISM, CISSP, ACE, CHFI), is the National Manager for the Information Risk Management & Security practice at Accretive Solutions and he is board certified in security management. In his current role he leads a team of penetration testers that conduct exploitation testing, facility breach exercises, vulnerability assessments, and other security exercises. Kai has delivered over 300 security presentations on a variety of topics, including computer espionage, digital forensics, security management, and incident response around the world. Kai holds an MBA in Information Assurance, is a Certified [...]
Christofer Hoff is VP of Strategy & Planning at Juniper Networks' Security Business Unit, previously serving as chief security architect, responsible for worldwide security solutions architecture, customer advocacy, and field enablement. He was previously director of cloud & virtualization solutions at Cisco Systems where he focused on virtualization and cloud computing security, spending most of his time interacting with global enterprises and service providers, governments, and the defense and intelligence communities. Prior to Cisco, he was Unisys Corporation's chief security architect, served as Crossbeam Systems' chief security strategist, was the [...]