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Pen Test HackFest 2019

Bethesda, MD | Mon, Nov 18 - Mon, Nov 25, 2019
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The Summit advisory board helps select speakers and create an agenda that offers real-world case studies and tactics to make you more offensive than ever.


Paul Asadoorian @securityweekly

Paul Asadoorian spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. He is the founder of the Security Weekly podcast network, offering freely available shows on the topics of information security and hacking. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.


Matthew Carpenter @Ma77Carpenter

Matthew Carpenter is a Principal Security Researcher with GRIMM (SMFS, Inc.) in charge of their Critical Infrastructure team, performing deep security research on traditional computing systems, embedded devices, Internet of Things, and Control Systems of all flavors. Matthew's primary expertise is in reverse-engineering, vulnerability research, exploit weaponization, overall hacker techniques, developing training courseware, and teaching. He has enjoyed exploitation of hardware, software/firmware, radio and communications protocols, and today specializes primarily in the safety sectors such as automotive, aviation, ICS/SCADA, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure, as well as telecom, and traditional computing. Applying these skills to non-exploitation areas has uniquely positioned Matthew to provide insight and impact in risk analysis/mitigation, forensics engineering, malware analysis, and penetration testing at all levels (hw/sw/net/web/physical).

Matthew is former vice-chair of UCAIUG AMI-SEC Task Force and SG Security, and lead the Vulnerabilities team for NIST Cyber Security Coordination Task Force developing NISTIR-7628 and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). He is a former member of the Advanced Security Acceleration Project for the Smart Grid (ASAP-SG), and was the Red-team lead for Advanced Security Acceleration Project (AMI-SEC/ASAP). Additionally, he has ongoing involvement with security organizations in the Michigan area, including the Michigan Cyber Range, the Michigan State Police, and the West-Michigan Cybersecurity Consortium (WMCSC) where he has served as a Red Team Captain for their annual Red/Blue events for the past three years, and is a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and InfraGard. Matthew is an entertaining and informative presenter, and is a repeat speaker at many Hacker/ICS/SCADA/Automotive conferences, domestic and abroad.


Katie Knowles @_sigil

Katie Knowles is a Security Consultant with F-Secure Consulting (formerly MWR InfoSecurity). She is responsible for delivering penetration tests, collaborating with clients on "purple team" engagements, and providing guidance to build better security programs. In her adventures in the field she has dedicated time to both sides of security, working in Security Engineering with SpaceX before her current role in consulting as a Penetration Tester. She has spoken at several conferences including RSA, SANS Pentest Hack Fest, and Layer One. Katie holds OSCP, GPEN, and CREST CRT certifications, and received her BS in Electrical Engineering from RIT.


Tom Liston

Tom Liston is a Senior Instructor for Dark Matter, a security consulting firm in the UAE. He is also a Handler for the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center and co-author of the book Counter Hack Reloaded. He spent 15 years successfully attacking Fortune 500 organizations as a Senior Security Consultant for InGuardians, Inc. Since it began publishing its "Sexiest Man Alive" issue, People Magazine has consistently overlooked Mr. Liston with what can only be described as a blatantly good taste.


Ken May

Ken May is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Information Security and Compliance Auditor, Network Penetration Tester, Cybersecurity Analytics Professional, CEO, and owner of Swift Chip, a Managed IT Security Services provider, based in Southern California.

He has a Master’s Degree from SBCOM, a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College and has written 3 books and numerous articles. He has been Voted Top Channel Influencer of the SMBnation 150, and carries numerous certifications from HP, Microsoft, Cisco, SANS, CompTIA, Symantec, Dell and more. Recently, he was chosen by his peers to be elected to the CompTIA IT Security Community Executive Council, where he will directly influence the education and guidance of their international IT Security community. Ken has been selected to participate in the SANS Instructor program, teaching cybersecurity certification prep classes to the CIA, FBI, Homeland security, and the nation’s top security-focused companies. Ken is also a Commissioner for the City of Ventura, CA, where he works to help promote the Arts in his community.

He enjoys music, martial arts, movies and SCUBA diving.


Ebunoluwa Ogundipe @Ebunsky

Ebunoluwa Ogundipe is a Cybersecurity Consultant in the Managed Security Services sector focused on SOC and Cloud Security services delivery. With that experience, she has been assisting client organisations in the private sector to implement security methodologies, processes and tools that help mitigate risks to assets.

Ebun holds an MSc. in Information Security degree from Royal Holloway University of London, BEng Computer Engineering degree and industry certifications such as CEH, Associate of ISC2 (CISSP) and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. She is also a member of the ISC2 London Chapter, Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), Ladies of London Hacking Society (LLHS) and attendee at DEFCON 26 and 27. She is passionate about advocating for the representation of more BAME women in cybersecurity.


Kevin Tyers

Kevin Tyers is a SANS Instructor teaching SEC504, the head of cyber intelligence engineering for a Fortune 250 company, and the head of infrastructure for iCTF. Throughout his 15 year career, he has worked in the government, telecom, health care, and financial industries focusing on network engineering/security, incident response, and tooling. He holds the GCIH, GPEN, GCIA, GNFA, GCWN, and GCUX certifications. Kevin is the cofounder of the Information Security group DC480 in Phoenix Arizona. He has spoken at a variety of public and invite-only conferences such as BSidesLV, CactusCon, and SANS Hackfest. Beyond his professional pursuits, Kevin loves to spend time with his family, make mechanical keyboards, train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and study history.