- Jamie Butler
- Matt Devost
- Mark Dowd
- Chris Eagle
- Trey Ford
- Jeremiah Grossman
- Nathan Hamiel
- Robert Hansen
- Christofer Hoff
- Jeff Horne
- Vincenzo Iozzo
- Felix Lindner
- Ping Look
- Jeff Moss
- Shawn Moyer
- Chris Rohlf
- Adam Shostack
- Alex Sotirov
- Alex Stamos
- Robert Stratton
- Yuji Ukai
- Alex Wheeler
- Chris Wysopal
- Stefano Zanero
Jamie Butler is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientist at Endgame, where he leads Endgame’s research on advanced threats, vulnerabilities and attack patterns. He has directed research teams at some of the most prominent and successful security companies of the last decade. Most recently, Butler was Chief Architect at FireEye and Chief Researcher at Mandiant. A recognized leader in attack and detection techniques, he has over 17 years of experience and knowledge in operating system security. Butler was a computer scientist at the National Security Agency and co-authored the bestseller Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel. Butler is also a frequent speaker at the foremost computer security conferences and serves as a Review Board member for Black Hat. He co-developed and instructs the popular security courses “Advanced Memory Forensics in Incident Response,” “Advanced 2nd Generation Digital Weaponry,” and “Offensive Aspects of Rootkit Technology.”
Matt Devost is a technologist, entrepreneur, and international security expert specializing in counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, risk management and cybersecurity issues.
Currently, Mr. Devost is President & CEO of FusionX, LLC, a cybersecurity consultancy that helps international corporations identify and manage dynamic threats in complex operational environments. Additionally, Mr. Devost has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University since 2002 where he teaches a graduate course on Information Warfare and security, and is a Founding Director of the Cyberconflict Studies Association. Mr. Devost founded the Terrorism Research Center, Inc. (TRC) in 1996, where he served as President and CEO until November 2008. As founder and President, Mr. Devost oversaw all research, analysis, intelligence, assessment, and training programs. Previously, Mr. Devost held leadership positions at iSIGHT Partners, Technical Defense, Security Design International, iDEFENSE and SAIC. Mr. Devost has been a speaker at hundreds of international conferences and a contributor/author to several books on terrorism and information security.
Mark Dowd is an expert in application security, specializing primarily in host and server based Operating Systems. He is currently the director of Azimuth Security, a botique security company he founded that specializes in code review and cutting edge security research. Prior to starting Azimuth, his professional experience includes several years as a senior researcher at a fortune 500 company, where he uncovered a variety of major vulnerabilities in ubiquitous Internet software. He also worked as a Principal Security Architect for McAfee, where he was responsible for internal code audits, secure programming classes, and undertaking new security initiatives. Mark has also co-authored a book on the subject of application security named "The Art of Software Security Assessment," and has spoken at several industry-recognized conferences.
Chris Eagle is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA. A computer engineer/scientist for 28+ years, his research interests include computer network operations, forensics and reverse engineering. He has been a speaker at conferences such as Black Hat, Defcon, Infiltrate, and Shmoocon and is the author of "The IDA Pro Book", the definitive guide to IDA Pro. A former winner of the Defcon Capture the Flag Competition, he is currently working with DARPA to build their Cyber Grand Challenge competition.
Trey Ford is a security executive, industry strategist and research advocate. Over the last 15 years, Trey ran Black Hat events worldwide as General Manager, and provided services ranging from global security strategy, incident response, product management, PCI QSA and security engineering for a variety for industry leaders including Rapid7, Zynga, McAfee, FishNet Security and WhiteHat Security.
Jeremiah Grossman, Founder of WhiteHat Security. World-Renowned Professional Hacker. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. Published Author. Influential Blogger. Off-Road Race Driver.
Jeremiah Grossman's career spans nearly 20 years and has lived a literal lifetime in computer security to become one of the industry's biggest names. Mr. Grossman has received a number of industry awards, been publicly thanked by Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Facebook, and many others for his security research and privately informing them of weaknesses in their systems. He has written hundreds of articles and white papers. Collectively, it's no surprise Jeremiah has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, NY Times and hundreds of other media outlets around the world who regularly rely upon his expertise. And an highly experienced industry veteran, Jeremiah has been a guest speaker on six continents at hundreds of events including TED, BlackHat Briefings, RSA, and many top universities. All of this was after Mr. Grossman served as information security officer at Yahoo!
Mr. Grossman is also a co-founder of the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), a previously named InfoWorld Top 25 CTO, and he serves on the advisory board of three hot start-ups, Risk I/O and SD Elements, and BugCrowd.
Nathan Hamiel is a Managing Consultant for FishNet Security's Application Security Practice. He is also an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Advancing Technology. He spends most of his time focusing in the areas of application, Web 2.0, and enterprise security. Nathan has been a speaker at security events around the world including: Black Hat, DefCon, ShmooCon, ToorCon, SecTor, OWASP and many others. He is also a developer of several open source security projects including the pywebfuzz and RAFT.
Robert Hansen is the CEO of OutsideIntel. He is the former VP of Labs at WhiteHat security and the former Chief Executive of SecTheory and Falling Rock Networks which focused on building a hardened OS. Mr. Hansen began his career in banner click fraud detection at ValueClick. Mr. Hansen has worked for Cable & Wireless doing managed security services, and eBay as a Sr. Global Product Manager of Trust and Safety. Mr. Hansen contributes to and sits on the advisory board of several companies. Mr. Hansen has co-authored "XSS Exploits" by Syngress publishing and wrote the eBook, "Detecting Malice." Robert is a member of WASC, APWG, IACSP, ISSA, APWG and contributed to several OWASP projects, including originating the XSS Cheat Sheet. He is also a mentor at TechStars.
Chris Hoff is currently vice president of strategy and planning at Juniper Networks, after serving as the company's chief security architect. He has held similar roles at Cisco, Unisys Corp. and Crossbeam Systems. Hoff is a founding member and technical advisor to the Cloud Security Alliance, founder of the CloudAudit project and HacKid Technology conference and writes the Rational Survivability blog. Follow him on Twitter @Beaker
Jeff Horne is currently the Senior Director of Information Security at SpaceX. Jeff is an accomplished security professional with over 16 years in reverse engineering, vulnerability assessment, antivirus engine creation, incident response, and malware research experience. Prior to SpaceX Jeff was the Vice President of R+D and Chief Architect with Accuvant LABS where he oversaw teams of researchers specializing in malicious code, incident response, breach analysis, and vulnerability assessment. Prior to Accuvant LABS, Jeff pursued a variety of roles in research and software engineering at other major security companies. Jeff worked as a Vulnerability Researcher at Internet Security Systems, where he was responsible for vulnerability discovery, exploit creation, IDS evasion research, and behavioral detection of malware. At Webroot Software, Jeff was the Director of Threat Research where he led several teams of malware researchers, reverse engineers, and a development organization specializing in creating anti malware functionality and signatures for all Webroot products. Jeff is well known for his insight in interviews for numerous news channels and publications, speaking roles at various security conferences, as well as authoring several vulnerability disclosures and patents.
Vincenzo Iozzo is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Rakoku Holdings where he focuses on Information Security. In addition to his work at Rakoku Holdings, Vincenzo is a Partner at the Italian business incubator iStarter SpA. Prior to that, Vincenzo was the Chief of Staff and Principal Security Engineer at Trail of Bits. Prior to Trail of Bits, Vincenzo founded Tiqad, an information security consulting firm, worked as a penetration tester for Secure Network srl and was a reverse engineer for Zynamics GmbH. His specialized research in Mac OS X security, smartphone exploitation, and exploit payloads has been presented at information security conferences around the world including Black Hat, CanSecWest and Microsoft BlueHat. In 2008, he was selected to participate in the Google Summer of Code and developed a testing infrastructure for TrustedBSD, the Mandatory Access Control system that became the foundation for sandboxing technologies included in Mac OS X. Vincenzo serves as a committee member on the Black Hat Review Board and is a co-author of the "iOS Hacker's Handbook" (Wiley, 2012). He is perhaps best known for his participation in Pwn2Own, where he co-wrote the exploits for BlackBerryOS and iOS that won the contest in 2010 and 2011 and where he co-wrote exploits for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari that placed second in 2012.
Felix 'FX' Lindner is the founder as well as the technical and research lead of Recurity Labs GmbH, a high-end security consulting and research team, specializing in code analysis and design of secure systems and protocols. Well known within the computer security community, he has presented his research for over a decade at conferences worldwide. Felix holds a title as German State-Certified Technical Assistant for Informatics and Information Technology as well as Certified Information Systems Security Professional, is highly specialized in digital attack technologies, but recently changed the direction of his research to defense, since the later seems to be a lot less fun.
Ping Look has over a decade of experience building, promoting and managing events in the IT space including two of the most iconic and massively influential IT security events: The Black Hat Briefings+Training and DEF CON. At Black Hat she managed the growth of brand from obscurity to profitability and grew the event from a three track, two day event to a six day, 11 track and training intense event that brought together the best and the most relevant (and occasionally the most obscure) speakers and content providers to Black Hat events in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. During her tenure at Black Hat she was often referred to as the "The One You Don't Want to Piss Off (or you will die)".
Prior to entering the information security and events space, she worked in brand development and management in publishing, textiles and consumer products. She has extensive experience in design and marketing as well as product development.
Ping is currently engaged at Accuvant LABS working with one of the most technically proficient pentest and research teams in the world.
Jeff Moss, aka The Dark Tangent
Former Chief Security Officer and VP at ICANN, Founder of Black Hat and DEF CON Conferences
Mr. Moss advises companies on security issues, both, electronic and physical, as well as speaking globally on the topic. He sits on several advisory boards helping enterprises make informed decisions on cyber risks.
In April 2011 Mr. Moss was appointed as the Chief Security Officer for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit whose responsibilities include coordinating and ensuring the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet's unique global identifiers as well as maintaining the root zone of the Internet. This position involved managing the IT security of the ICANN networks and information systems, the physical security of ICANN facilities and meetings, and ensuring that ICANN meets its security and resiliency commitments to the multi stake holder community that oversees ICANN. This position involved extensive international travel and coordination with governments, law enforcement, and operational security communities in support of discussions around Internet Governance and security. Mr. Moss left this position at the end of 2013.
Moss is the founder and creator of both the Black Hat Briefings and DEF CON, two of the most influential information security conferences in the world, attracting over ten thousand people from around the world to learn the latest in security technology from those researchers who create it. DEF CON just had its 21st anniversary.
Prior to creating Black Hat Briefings, Jeff was a director at Secure Computing Corporation where he helped establish their Professional Services Department in the United States, Asia, and Australia. His primary work was security assessments of large multi-national corporations. Jeff has also worked for Ernst & Young, LLP in their Information System Security division. Because of this unique background Jeff is uniquely qualified with his ability to bridge the gap between the underground researcher community and law enforcement, between the worlds of pure research and the responsible application of disclosure.
Jeff is currently a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), providing advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to homeland security. Jeff is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, which is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.
In 2013, Jeff was appointed as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, associated with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.
In 2014, Jeff joined the Georgetown University School of Law School Cybersecurity Advisory Committee.
Jeff is active in the World Economic Forum, and recently became a member of the Cyber Security Global Agenda Council for 2014-2016.
ICSA President's Award for Public Service, 2011.
Shawn Moyer is a Founding Partner at Atredis Partners, a private security research and software security consultancy created with frequent BlackHat speakers Josh Thomas and Nathan Keltner, performing on-spec vulnerability research and reverse engineering as well as advanced penetration testing for clients all over the world. Shawn has been involved professionally in information security for 20 years, and unprofessionally for longer than he'd care to admit. Shawn's most recent work has focused on mobile and embedded security, as well as continued work with Smart Grid, SCADA, and other industrial technologies.
Previously, Shawn created the Applied Research at Accuvant Labs, helped launch the Penetration Testing practice at FishNet Security, and has written on emerging threats and other topics for Information Security Magazine and ZDNet. Shawn's research has been featured in the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, NPR, and the New York Times, as well as countless other industry publications. Shawn has been a ten-time speaker at the BlackHat Briefings, and has been an invited speaker at other notable security conferences in the US, China, Canada, and Japan. Shawn has been a member of the BlackHat Briefings Review Board since 2008.
Chris Rohlf is currently a security engineer at Square in NYC. He specializes in vulnerability discovery, exploitation, and reverse engineering. Chris has over thirteen years of experience in various security roles including software engineer, researcher, and consultant. Prior to Square he led the Red Team at Yahoo, founded Leaf Security Research, a boutique security consulting firm acquired by Yahoo; a Principal Security Consultant at Matasano Security; and previously worked as a Security Researcher for the US Department of Defense.
Adam Shostack helped found the CVE, the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium and the International Financial Cryptography Association. He has been a leader at a number of successful information security and privacy startups. He is the author of “Threat Modeling: Designing for Security” and the co-author of “The New School of Information Security.” Shostack is currently a principal program manager on the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Usable Security team, where among other accomplishments, he shipped the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) Threat Modeling Tool and the Elevation of Privilege threat modeling game as a member of the SDL team.
Alex Sotirov is an independent security researcher with more than ten years of experience with vulnerability research, reverse engineering and advanced exploitation techniques. He is well-known for his work on exploiting MD5 collisions to create a rogue Certificate Authority, bypassing the browser exploitation mitigations of Windows Vista and developing the Heap Feng Shui exploitation technique. His professional experience includes positions as a security researcher at Determina and VMware. Currently he is working as an independent security consultant in New York. Alexander served as a program chair of the USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies and is one of the founders of the Pwnie Awards.
Alex Stamos is the Chief Security Officer at Facebook, where he leads a team of people around the world focused on ensuring the safety of the billions of people who use Facebook and its family of services. Before joining Facebook, Alex served as the CISO of Yahoo and is widely recognized for revitalizing Yahoo’s security program with innovative technology and products. Prior to Yahoo, he was the co-founder of iSEC Partners and founder of Artemis Internet. Alex is a noted expert in global scale infrastructure, designing trustworthy systems, and mobile security. Alex holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Robert J. Stratton III is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, and researcher specializing in commercial development of early-stage security technologies, multinational network security, technology policy, and innovation management.
Mr. Stratton is a General Partner in MACH37, a Virginia startup accelerator supporting new information security companies. Previously, he was Chief Strategy & Security Officer at WiTopia, and Director of Government Research at Symantec Research Labs. Before joining Symantec, he was co-founder and CTO at StackSafe, a startup focused on self-healing software and automated software assurance. Mr. Stratton was the first Director of Technology Assessment at In-Q-Tel, a private venture capital firm investing for the benefit of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Mr. Stratton also co-founded and served as Chief Technologist at Security Design International, a services firm specializing in multinational and critical infrastructure network security. Before founding SDI, Mr. Stratton established the Security Posture Assessment™ practice at WheelGroup Corporation and the security organization at UUNET, one of the first tier 1 Internet service providers.
Yuji Ukai is the chief executive officer of FFRI, Inc, known as a technical opinion leader in Japanese security industry.
After completing his Ph.D. in computer science at the National University of Tokushima, he began his employment at Kodak research and development center in Japan where he worked on research and development for digital device and embedded security.
In 2003, he moved to United States and started working on development of vulnerability scanner product at eEye Digital Security as a Senior Software Engineer. He also worked for research of vulnerability analysis, vulnerability auditing, malware analysis, embedded system security, P2P network security, etc. as a Senior Research Engineer at eEye research group. In 2007, he moved back to Japan and became a co-founder of Fourteenforty Research Institute, Inc. Over the last several years, he discovered many critical security vulnerabilities affecting various software products as well as pioneered vulnerability analysis and exploitation of embedded system based on real time operating systems.
Alex Wheeler is the VP of Research and Chief Scientist at Exodus Intelligence. Wheeler is an noted expert in software reverse engineering, code auditing, exploit development, and evasion techniques. With over 15 years of applied security research, Alex's pedigree includes security product pioneers such as Internet Security Systems X-Force R&D and TippingPoint DVLabs. His skill is evidenced by world-wide industry recognition. Wheeler's public research received Pwnie awards for both "Best Server Side Bug" and "Best Client Side Bug."
Chris Wysopal, Veracode's CTO and Co-Founder, is responsible for the company's software security analysis capabilities. In 2008 he was named one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTO's and one of the 100 most influential people in IT by eWeek. One of the original vulnerability researchers and a member of L0pht Heavy Industries, he has testified on Capitol Hill in the US on the subjects of government computer security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software. He published his first advisory in 1996 on parameter tampering in Lotus Domino and has been trying to help people not repeat this type of mistake for 15 years. He is also the author of "The Art of Software Security Testing" published by Addison-Wesley.
Stefano Zanero received a PhD in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently an associate professor with the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria. His research focuses on mobile malware, malware analysis, and systems security. Besides teaching “Computer Security” at Politecnico, he has an extensive speaking and training experience in Italy and abroad. He co-authored over 50 scientific papers and books. He is an associate editor for the “Journal in computer virology and hacking techniques”. He's a Senior Member of the IEEE (covering volunteer positions at national and regional level), the IEEE Computer Society (for which he is a member of the Board of Governors), and a lifetime senior member of the ACM. Stefano co-founded the Italian chapter of ISSA (Information System Security Association), of which he is a senior member. He sits in the International Board of Directors of the same association. A long time op-ed writer for magazines (among which “Computer World”), Stefano is also a co-founder and chairman of Secure Network S.r.l., a leading Italian information security consulting firm, and a co-founder of 18Months, a cloud-based ticketing solutions provider.
Guest Review Board
Rodrigo Rubira Branco (BSDaemon) works as Principal Security Researcher at Intel Corporation in the Security Center of Excellence where he leads the Core Client Team. He is the Founder of the Dissect || PE Malware Analysis Project. Held positions as Director of Vulnerability & Malware Research at Qualys and as Chief Security Research at Check Point where he founded the Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT) and released dozens of vulnerabilities in many important software. In 2011 he was honored as one of the top contributors to Adobe Vulnerabilities. Previous to that, he worked as Senior Vulnerability Researcher in COSEINC, as Principal Security Researcher at Scanit and as Staff Software Engineer in the IBM Advanced Linux Response Team (ALRT) also working in the IBM Toolchain (Debugging) Team for PowerPC Architecture. He is a member of the RISE Security Group and is the organizer of Hackers to Hackers Conference (H2HC), the oldest security research conference in Latin America. He is an active contributor to open-source projects. Accepted speaker and keynote in lots of security and open-source related events as H2HC, Black Hat, Hack in The Box, XCon, OLS, Defcon, Hackito, Zero Nights, Troopers and many others.
Matt Blaze is a professor in the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studies computer security, cryptography, and public policy.
Dino Dai Zovi is the Mobile Security Lead at Square. He has been working in information security for over 15 years with experience in red teaming, penetration testing, software security, information security management, and cybersecurity R&D. Dino is also a regular speaker at information security conferences having presented his independent research on memory corruption exploitation techniques, 802.11 wireless client attacks, and Intel VT-x virtualization rootkits at conferences around the world including Black Hat, RSA, DEFCON, and CanSecWest. He is a co-author of the books "The iOS Hacker's Handbook" (Wiley, 2012), “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook” (Wiley, 2009) and “The Art of Software Security Testing” (Addison-Wesley, 2006). In 2008, eWEEK named him one of the 15 Most Influential People in Security. He is best known in the information security and Mac communities for winning the first PWN2OWN contest at CanSecWest 2007.
Valerie Fenwick manages the Solaris Cryptographic Technologies team at Oracle and has over two decades of experience in computer security. She helped to design and develop the cryptographic framework for the Oracle Solaris operating system, and previously worked as a developer on the SunScreen Firewall. She co-chairs the OASIS PKCS#11 technical committee. Valerie has a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University. She is a co-author of the Solaris 10 Security Essentials book and writes a blog on bicycling, beer and security. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, riding her bike, skiing, and recording audio books for the blind.
Zach Lanier is a Director of Research with Cylance, specializing in various bits of network, application, mobile, and embedded security. Prior to joining Cylance, Zach most recently served as a Senior Research Scientist with Accuvant Labs, and prior to that as a Senior Security Researcher with Duo Security. He has spoken at a variety of security conferences, such as Black Hat, DEF CON, CanSecWest, INFILTRATE, Countermeasure, and SummerCon, and is a co-author of the "Android Hackers' Handbook" (Wiley, 2014).
Marion Marschalek is Principal Malware Researcher at G DATA Advanced Analytics, focusing on the analysis of emerging threats. Ms. Marschalek started her career within the anti-virus industry, and then worked on advanced threat protection systems, where she built a thorough understanding of how threats and protection systems work and at which points both have their caveats. Marschalek is a lecturer at University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten and frequently contributes to articles and papers. She is a regular speaker at international conferences and has presented research at Black Hat, RSA, and SyScan. She also serves as a review board member for Black Hat Europe. Marschalek was listed as one of Forbe's "30 under 30" in the technology Europe division in 2016. In 2013 she was the winner of the Female Reverse Engineering Challenge, organized by RE professional Halvar Flake. She practices martial arts and has a vivid passion; taking things apart. Preferably other people's things.
Kymberlee Price With over 13 years' experience in the information security industry specializing in application security incident response and investigations, Kymberlee Price got her start by pioneering the first security researcher outreach program in the software industry at Microsoft. Kymberlee was later a principal investigator in the Zotob criminal investigation, and analyzed APT's at Microsoft. She then spent 4 years investigating product vulnerabilities in BlackBerry's Security Response Team. Today at Bugcrowd, she is responsible for directing the efforts of Bugcrowd's more than 29,000 Crowd members in web application, mobile application, IoT and host infrastructure penetration testing as well as optimizing vulnerability reporting performance for customers and researchers.
Kymberlee co-chairs the Department of Commerce NTIA Working Group on Multi-Party Vulnerability Disclosure and speaks regularly on vulnerability management and product incident response best practices at conferences around the world including Black Hat, RSA, Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, Nullcon, and Metricon.
Thomas Ptacek is a founder at Starfighter, a software development recruiting firm. Prior to Starfighter, Ptacek co-founded Matasano Security.
Enno Rey is the founder and Managing Director of ERNW GmbH, where he and his crew focus on consulting and testing in all areas of IT security. With 20+ years of experience in network security, Enno has also published books and white papers (in the recent years mainly on IPv6), with an ongoing interest in the ethical parameters of those in and around the IT Security world (meaning everyone). Enno's passion for sharing knowledge manifests every year when he hosts the IT Security Conference "TROOPERS" in Heidelberg, Germany.
Billy Rios is the founder of Whitescope LLC, a startup focused on embedded device security. His interests include: web applications, browser, Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Critical Infrastructure (CI), and, medical devices. Billy has worked at Google where he provided security engineering support and led the front line response for externally reported security issues. Prior to Google, Billy was the Security Program Manager for Internet Explorer (Microsoft). Billy is also the 2008 Pwnie award winner for “Best Client Side Bug.”
Jen Savage is an independent security consultant. She performs penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and security research. She has performed penetration testing services across all industries from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining the information security community, she spent 10 years in software development, and focused on secure development. In her spare time, she enjoys hacking on various home electronics, doing yoga, and raising her daughter Ada.
Ryan Smith is the Vice President of Research at Cylance, where he leads teams performing both internal and external research. He has spent the last decade leading such teams for consulting, product, and fortune 50 organizations. As an individual contributor, Ryan has discovered and exploited highly impactful vulnerabilities in widely deployed client and server software. His interests include reverse engineering, exploitation, vulnerability discovery, analysis algorithms, and magnets. He has spoken at international conferences and is a two-time Pwnie Award winner for best server and client bugs.
Matt Suiche is currently the founder of the United Arab Emirates based cyber-security start-up Comae Technologies. Matt was the co-founder & Chief Scientist of the application virtualization start-up CloudVolumes which got acquired by VMware in 2014 where he served on the same product which later became VMware AppVolumes.
Matt is known in the information security community to be the author of MoonSols Windows Memory Toolkit and its contribution in the memory forensics, incident response fields which he started after leaving his first job from the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice’s Netherlands Forensic Institute at 20 years old.
In March 2014, Matt was highlighted as one of the 100 key French developers in a report for French minister Fleur Pellerin. Matt is also Microsoft Most Valuable Professional since 2009.
Matt also had been a frequent speaker at various computer security conferences such as Black Hat Briefings, Microsoft Blue Hat Hacker Conference, Shakacon, Hackito Ergo Sum, Europol High Tech Crime Experts Meeting, CanSecWest, PacSec, Hack In The Box, SyScan and Shakacon.
Josh Thomas began his career 14 years ago in network administration and software development. Prior to moving his focus primarily to security, Josh wrote Artificial Intelligence and cryptographic solutions for the Department of Defense. Josh has extensive hands on knowledge of mobile devices and cellular infrastructure. He is also dedicated to hardware reverse engineering and embedded device exploitation.
Josh most recently was a Senior Research Scientist with Accuvant’s Applied Research team, and has worked as a Senior Research Developer at The MITRE Corporation. At MITRE, Josh performed analyses of the Android, Apple, Symbian and BlackBerry security models as well as other non-mobile embedded platforms and worked closely with the vendors and project sponsors. Josh also developed an open-source mesh networking solution for Smart phone communications that bypasses the need for physical infrastructure, performed advanced spectrum analysis for cleared communications, and designed a secure satellite communications system required to handle the most sensitive communications possible while also being resilient against the highest levels of waveform interference.
Prior to his tenure at The MITRE Corporation, Josh developed Artificial Intelligence and embedded cryptographic solutions for General Dynamics and other organizations. Josh projects including the design and development of robust routing architecture for UAV/UGV autonomous vehicles, battlefield troop movement predictive scenario generation, and creation of mathematical models the controlled de-orbit and reentry of the Mir Space Station.
Neil R. Wyler (a.k.a. Grifter) is an Information Security Engineer and Researcher located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Neil is currently with RSA Security as a Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist. He has spent over 16 years as a security professional, focusing on vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, physical security, and incident response. He has been a staff member of the Black Hat Security Briefings for over 14 years and is a member of the Senior Staff at DEF CON where he is the Department Lead for Contests/Events/Villages/Parties and the Demo Labs. Neil has spoken at numerous security conferences worldwide, including Black Hat, DEF CON, and the RSA Conference. He has been the subject of various online, print, film, and television interviews, and has authored several books on information security. Neil is also a member of the DEF CON CFP Review Board and Black Hat Training Review Board. Follow him on Twitter at @Grifter801.