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Overt Operations | When the Red Team gets in your Face!

  • Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-06-26 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Matthew Toussain

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We talk covert operations all the time, but theres more. What does an advanced red team do when their cover is blown? What changes do you make when the blue team already knows you're there? How do we operate overtly!?

In this webcast we delve into the specialized world of advanced red teaming. Here we move beyond the basics of an active directory domain and discuss methods to acquire freedom of maneuver within a target environment by leveraging all of the nuance that makes each enterprise unique. We'll explore effects driven operations and examine techniques to safely target Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Finally, advanced red teamers don't simply attack enterprises; they craft techniques to attack the enterprise defenses, weaponizing them against the organization itself. The thing is... if the defenders already know youre there, what could be better than making them think youre everywhere!

Speaker Bio

Matthew Toussain

Matthew Toussain is an active-duty Air Force officer and the founder of Spectrum Information Security, a firm focused on maximizing the value proposition of information security programs. As an avid information security researcher, Matthew regularly hunts for vulnerabilities in computer systems and releases tools to demonstrate the effectiveness of attacks and countermeasures. He has been a guest speaker at many conference venues, including DEFCON, the largest security conference in the world. 

After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he architected and instructed the summer cyber course that now trains over 400 cadets per year, Matthew served as the Senior Cyber Tactics Development Lead for the U.S. Air Force. He directed the teams responsible for developing innovative tactics, techniques, and procedures for offensive operations as well as for cyber protection teams (CPT). Later, as a member of the 688th Cyber Warfare Wing he managed the Air Force's transition of all 18 CPTs to fully operational capability. As a founding member of Spectrum, Matthew regularly performs a wide variety of information security services. He earned his master's degree in information security engineering as one of the first graduates of the SANS Technology Institute and supports many national and international cyber competitions including the CCDC, Netwars, and the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise as a red team member and instructor.

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