Guest Speakers

September 13th, 2019

Drew Porter – Red Mesa
Bio:
Drew Porter is the President & Founder of Red Mesa. He is a Full Spectrum Red Teamer, CMoE Instructor, Cyber Arms Dealer, Hacker, Researcher and SIGINT.
Abstract:

September 25th, 2020

Dan Petro – Bishop Fox
Bio:
Dan Petro is Lead Researcher at Bishop Fox, a consulting firm providing cybersecurity services to the Fortune 500, global financial institutions, and high-tech startups. In this role, he focuses on application penetration testing and network penetration testing. Dan likes to hear himself talk, often resulting in conference presentations including many consecutive talks at Black Hat USA and DEF CON in addition to appearances at HOPE, BSides, ToorCon, CactusCon, and probably more. He is widely known for the tools he creates: the Rickmote Controller (a Chromecast-hacking device), Untwister (a tool used for breaking pseudorandom number generators) and SmashBot (a merciless Smash Bros noob-pwning machine). Dan holds has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Arizona State University and still doesn’t regret it.
Abstract:
So you want to be one of the best hackers in the world, huh? Me too. And after a decade of security industry and pentesting experience, I’ve got some advice to give to aspiring security pros. You already know how to study, you’re doing that right now in school. But what else does it really take to be one of the best hackers in the world? Where do you even start? How does being a good student translate to being a good hacker? I’ve got three simple pieces of advice that I wish someone had told me back in college. Simple, but devilishly hard to actually follow. Most people don’t have the discipline to actually follow it. Stick with me here, but it involves beating Matt Keeley at Ping Pong. Let’s see if you have what it takes!

February 21st, 2020

Mike Ostrowski – Bishop Fox
Bio:
Mike focuses on web application security assessment, mobile application testing, and secure code review. At Bishop Fox, Mike frequently tests and assesses mobile applications on both iOS and Android devices. He is responsible for authoring the Bishop Fox Android testing methodology, which is used by all consultants on pertinent engagements. Prior to joining Bishop Fox, Mike served as a software quality engineer and information security engineer for multiple Fortune 500 companies. During this time, he gained significant experience with performing secure code review in several programming languages including Java, C#, and PHP.
Abstract:
Mike Ostrowski from Bishop Fox will be giving a talk on ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Hacker’ which details his industry experiences and perdictions for the future of cyber security. Accompanying Mike will be technical recruiter Kaitlin O’Neil. The talk was recorded and is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o82v7TX-CS8

November 22nd, 2019

Jacob Loden and Michael O’Loughlin – Honeywell
Bios:
Michael is a Cyber Security Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace who specializes in System Architecture Analysis. Michael focuses on creating cyber related documents that are used by customers to secure systems on aircrafts.
Jacob is a Cyber Security Engineer and Penetration Tester at Honeywell Aerospace. Jacob graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Computer Science. Jacob is also a former member of the ASU CCDC team and Pwndevils.
Abstract:
Jacob and Michael will be talking about their careers at Honeywell Aerospace and doing a Q/A with the attendees.

October 4th, 2019

Gavin Stroy – Bishop Fox
Bio:
Gavin Stroy (OSCP) is a Senior Security Analyst at Bishop Fox, where he focuses on application assessments (static and dynamic) and network penetration testing (external and internal). Gavin is an active member of the security research community and has published an article on Network Based File Carving in eForensics Magazine. He has spoken on the topic of machine learning at DEFCON China and has presented the AI tool Eyeballer at Black Hat USA in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Network and Communications Management from DeVry University and a Master of Computer Science from Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.
Abstract:
Gavin presented on Eyeballer: An AI based hacking tool used to tackle large scale external engagements. Eyeballer was the 2019 “Web Filtering and Control Solution of the Year”.

September 13th, 2019

September 13th, 2019

Lonnie Benavides – McKesson
Lonnie Benavides is the Vice President of Global Security Operations at McKesson, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is responsible for global threat detection and response, and leads a team of 100 plus, covering functions such as Security Operations, Incident Response, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Red Team, Forensics, Network Security, Data Security, Endpoint Security, and Security Analytics. Lonnie has more than 20 years of information security experience working with major corporations such as Washington Mutual, Boeing, JP Morgan Chase, and DocuSign. Lonnie is an ASU dad and lives in the Ahwatukee neighborhood of Phoenix with his wife, three daughters and one son. Lonnie is an avid trail runner and can be frequently found on the trails in and around South Mountain Park.
Abstract:
Lonnie gave a talk on the various challenges and opportunities for students to build a career in the cyber security industry. He gave stories about his career in the Air Force and his favorite story on how he hacked into the White House.