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Monta Elkins

Monta Elkins is currently "Hacker-in-Chief" for FoxGuard Solutions, an ICS patch provider. A security researcher and consultant; he was formerly Security Architect for Rackspace, and the first ISO for Radford University.  He has been a speaker at DEFCON , Homeland Security's ICSJWG (Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group), EnergySec's Security Summit, VASCAN, GE Digital Energy's Annual Software Summit, Educause Security Professionals Conference, Toshiba's Industrial Control Systems Conference, NERC's GridSecCon, ICS CyberSecurity by Security Week, UTC Telecom and other security conferences. Monta also is the recipient of the EnergySec's Cyber Security Professional of the Year Award for 2018. Elkins was recognized by the Industrial Control System (ICS) community and staff at EnergySec for his exceptional contributions to ICS security.

Monta is the author and instructor of the "Defense against the Dark Arts" hands-on, hacker tools and techniques classes.  He is also a guest lecturer for Virginia Tech and teaches rapid prototyping and Arduino classes with Let's Code Blacksburg. He has a YouTube channel as well.

Please also see the article on supply chain chipping attacks, published by Wired. (

Here is a SANS Summit presentation by Monta Elkins:

Upcoming Courses Taught By Monta Elkins
Type Course / Location Date Register

Training Event
SANS 2020 Orlando, FL
Apr 3, 2020 -
Apr 10, 2020

Training Event
SANS Bethesda 2020 Bethesda, MD
Apr 14, 2020 -
Apr 19, 2020

Training Event
SANS London May 2020 London, United Kingdom
May 18, 2020 -
May 23, 2020

Training Event
SANS Nashville Spring 2020 Nashville, TN
May 26, 2020 -
May 31, 2020

Training Event
SANS Perth 2020 Perth, Australia
Jun 29, 2020 -
Jul 3, 2020

Training Event
SANS Boston Summer 2020 Boston, MA
Aug 3, 2020 -
Aug 8, 2020

Training Event
SANS Virginia Beach 2020 Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 24, 2020 -
Sep 4, 2020

*Course contents may vary depending upon location, see specific event description for details.