Havelt brings over two decades of experience in computer security to SpiderLabs. As Director of SpiderLabs Penetration Testing Practice, he oversees all aspects of network and infrastructure security testing. This includes various internal and external attack scenarios, as well as wireless network testing and best practices.
Prior to joining SpiderLabs, Havelt designed network and security architecture for a number of major corporations, including IBM, Lockheed Martin, SBC/ATT and Toyota.
Havelt has conceived and led original research for Microsoft Encrypted Filesystem (EFS) cracking and file recovery, producing a whitepaper based on this research that lead to clarification in the PCI DSS. He also conducted original research into Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) wireless networks, publishing a whitepaper to help Trustwave and their clients determine compliance needs for these networks.
Havelt has written for the Linux journal and served as a technical editor for Cisco press and other leading scientific publishers. A sought-after speaker on the conference circuit, Havelt has addressed major industry gatherings such as DEFCON, Black Hat, TOORCON and THOTCON.