Day: October 5, 2017
Emily is a consultant with moderately good OSINT skills and incredibly poor bio-writing skills. When not staring at text boxes wondering what to write, she watches horror movies or musicals with her dog and attempts to find more ways to automate her job.
As the Lead Red Team Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, Prajakta Jagdale (PJ) is an information security expert who is focused on ensuring the security of the company’s infrastructure. Her red teaming success can be attributed to the 7+ years she spent as an application security researcher at Hewlett-Packard. During this period, her research on vulnerabilities in web technologies like JAVA, SQL, Flash, HTML5 and others contributed towards a software product designed to mimic a human hacker. Then, as a product security architect at Intuit, she spent her time identifying and demonstrating, to architects and engineers, the exploitable security flaws in designs of complex, large-scale network and software infrastructures responsible for delivering financial, accounting and tax preparation services. Over the years, Prajakta has had the opportunity to present her work at several security conferences including Black Hat Federal, RSA Europe, Shmoocon, InfoSec World and others.
Ben is a Technical Account Manager at HackerOne, the #1 most popular bug bounty platform, by day and a hacker by night. Prior to joining HackerOne he has helped identify and exploit over 500 security vulnerabilities across 100s of web and mobile applications for companies such as Yahoo, Airbnb, Snapchat, The US Department of Defense, Yelp, Github, and more. He also invested time in the security community by creating a community of 200+ active hackers who share ideas and their experience. He has also held a few free workshops to provide tips and teach others about security and web application hacking.
Cara has been traveling the world breaking networks, applications, and protocols professionally for over 5 years. Currently, she is a Security Engineer at Datadog working on building out their offensive security. When she isn’t breaking networks, building bombs (https://bomb.codes), or giving talks (Blackhat, InfoSeCon, ZonCon), she can be found baking ugly pies and killing zombies.
Andy Cooper is a pentesting consultant turned blue team try-hard. Currently he works for Datadog as a Security Engineer working with AWS security primarily. If he isn’t working he is often found in his Dallas home electrocuting himself on accident or building cool things with high voltage.
Jason Ritzke is a nice guy who works for a company called Taos helping people and companies get more out of their computers and themselves. He specializes in orchestrating secure, effective, and meaningful deployments of open-source software that help businesses and individuals achieve their goals and dreams. He helps run DC562 and is a maintainer of the Reclass external node classifier. He’s easiest to find at pwn.nz
By day, Brett Chance is a member of a red team where he continues to hone his skills that often result in sysadmin tears. When the sun goes down you can find him performing security research that centers around web apps, mobile apps and security devices. He is also an active member of DC562.
David M. N. Bryan is the Senior Managing Consultant in charge of Technology with X-Force Red – IBM’s elite security testing team. His responsibilities include establishing standardized tool sets and environments for project delivery and delivering on pentest projects.
David has over 16 years of professional Information Security experience doing everything from being a defender of security at a top ten bank to securing the DEF CON network. David has been a participant in the information security community for 18+ years – first starting out as a DEF CON volunteer (Goon) – and now is on the board that runs Thotcon, a Chicago Information Security conference. For the last ten years David has been the attacker in many scenarios as a penetration tester covering network, embedded, wireless, web applications, and physical security. David has presented at BlackHat, DEF CON, ToorCon, LayerOne, ToorCamp, BSides Events, and AppSecUSA. David lives in cold but beautiful Minneapolis Minnesota with his wife and two cats.