Jerry Pierce has worked in the information security field for over 15 years, having initially been brought into the field to combat the hackers working to gain access to the UNIX systems he supported at the RBOC (Regional Bell Operating Company) where he was employed. He currently holds a GCFA advanced forensics certification from the SANS institute, and is working on obtaining his CCE.
Mr. Pierce has worked in the incident response & forensics field for just over 6 years, having been initially trained in this field while employed at VISA International as one of their two Chief Information Security Analysts. While at VISA, he was their central contact for FIRST (Forum of Incident Response Security Teams) and provided testimony to various law enforcement agencies including Scotland Yard.
Prior to joining Mandiant, Jerry was employed as a Sr. Instructor/Consultant at Foundstone, where he was a member of their Incident Response practice and member of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response Security Teams). Within this capacity he performed incident response in the financial, health care & manufacturing environments for a variety of clients.
While at Foundstone, he taught their Incident Response & Forensics course to a wide variety of corporate clients, branches of the US military and other government agencies (both foreign and domestic).
At previous employers he has held such wide-ranging positions as Sr. Security Engineer at Providian Financial where he was the technical lead for their intrusion detection/incident response efforts to Vice President of Internal Audit at Wells Fargo Bank where he directed a team of auditors in performing “deep” application & system audits to ensure compliance with various regulatory agencies.
Ken Bradley is a Senior Consultant for Mandiant in the Alexandria, Virginia office. Mr. Bradley has more than 13 years of technological industry and network security experience. He has designed and maintained information systems within high levels of the Department of Defense such as Undersecretary of Defense, Air Force Chief of Staff, and Headquarters Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Prior to joining Mandiant, Mr. Bradley was responsible for developing and conducting network surveillance and intrusion detection operations for the Counter Intelligence Field Activity. As an information security consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, Ken was assigned to conduct network penetration tests and vulnerability assessments for an array of federal government clients. His work was immediately noticed by the government lead representative and he was placed in charge of the UNIX assessments branch. Hired specifically for his forensic experience, Mr. Bradley assisted other penetration testers perform more stealthy testing methodologies.
Ken was formerly a member of the elite Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Technical Monitoring Team. Operating from the Washington Field Office, He was responsible for performing advanced network intrusion surveillance, digital forensics and data reconstruction required during network intrusion investigations. Mr. Bradley is recognized as a UNIX/Linux expert within the federal investigative community and has consulted to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Office of Postal Inspector General, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Defense Criminal Investigative Service and Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory.
Ken has delivered several lectures on advanced digital forensics for the George Washington University Master of Arts, Criminal Justice Program. He has also taught classes on computer forensics and cyber terrorism to local law enforcement departments for the North Carolina Piedmont Region Advanced Law Enforcement Center.
Mr. Bradley has received extensive training from the Department of Defense Computer Investigative Training Program and the SANS Institute. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer, a candidate for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and enjoys developing open source forensics tools and techniques in his spare time. Mr. Bradley currently holds a Top Secret clearance.