IANS at Way West Wild West Hacking Fest

IANS Faculty at Wild West Hackin’ Fest – Way West San Diego 2020

Check out the IANS Faculty members who will be speaking at WWHFW this year.

tim-medin

Tim Medin

Hacking Dumberly Redux: More Dumberer

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

John Strand

John Strand

Welcome to WWHF

Thursday, March 12, 2020
8:30 AM – 8:50 AM


TBD

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
4:55 PM – 5:30 PM

Bryson Bort

Bryson Bort

Adversarial Emulation with The C2 Matrix

Thursday, March 12, 2020
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Labours of Hercules: Be Like Phil

Thursday, March 12, 2020
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Philip Young

Philip Young

Not Just Evil: Hacking Mainframes with Network Job Entry

Thursday, March 12, 2020
5:00 PM – 5:50 PM

Jake Williams

Jake Williams

Hunting Software Vulnerabilities without Reversing

Friday, March 13, 2020
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Meet up with other IANS Faculty in attendance:

Jason Gillam
Jason Gillam

Joff Thyer
Joff Thyer

IANS at Wild West Hackin’ Fest – Way West

Wednesday, March 11 – Friday, March 13
Web Conference

The Internet of Things is still such a new part of the information security industry, we want to further explore its strengths, weaknesses and have fun doing it! Education is the main goal with any conference, and this one is no different. When we share knowledge, we become stronger, and we all benefit. We are bringing in some of the best and brightest from the infosec industry for talks and training.

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Faculty Bios

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Bryson Bort

IANS Faculty

Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity and National Security at R Street and the National Security Institute and an Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute and DHS/CISA. Prior, Bryson led an elite offensive capabilities development group. As a U.S. Army Officer, he served as a Battle Captain and Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army as a Captain.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Board Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute
  • Fellow at the National Security Institute
  • Contributor to Forbes magazine
  • Presenter at information security conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, RSA, and ShmooCon
  • Former VP at ManTech, and information security technology and service company
  • Former Global IT Asset Manager for Smiths Group plc, a FTSE100 technology group

Certifications & Credentials

  • MBA, Business Administration and Management – University of Florida
  • MS, Telecommunications Management – University of Maryland
  • MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – University of Texas
  • BS, Computer Science – United States Military Academy at West Point
  • ITIL Master

Hobbies & Fun Facts

In his free time, Bryson competes in Jiujitsu. He also was an amateur clown.

Jason Gillam

IANS Faculty

Jason is a Principal Security Consultant and CIO at Secure Ideas, a boutique information security consultancy that focuses on penetration testing and training, where he leverages his software design, architecture, and security testing experience. He is also the author of many extensions for Burp Suite and is a contributor to several other projects including SamuraiWTF, MobiSec, and Laudanum.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Speaker at information security conferences such as BSides and ISSA Charlotte
  • Former Lead Security by Design Engineer at Bank of America
  • Former Software Engineer Team Lead at Vignette and Epicentric

Certifications & Credentials

  • BE, Engineering –Royal Military College of Canada
  • CISSP –(ISC)2

Hobbies & Fun Facts

In his free time, Jason enjoys running, homebrewing, and spending time with his wife and two kids.

Kevin Johnson

IANS Faculty

Kevin is the Founder, CEO, and Principal Security Consultant of Secure Ideas, an information security consulting company that focuses on penetration testing services and training. He is also a founder and contributor of many open source projects including the Samurai Web Testing Framework (SamuraiWTF), a web penetration testing and training environment, and the Basic Analysis and Security Engine (BASE) project, a web front-end for Snort Analysis

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Presenter at information security conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, and ShmooCon in addition to organizations such as Infragard, ISACA, and ISSA
  • Former SANS Institute Senior Instructor (8 years)
  • Author of SANS Course, Security 542: Web Application Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
  • Former Senior Security Consultant for InGardians, an independent information security consultancy
  • Former Technical Architecture Engineer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Former Programmer at ANC Rental Corp, Orlando.com, and eSiteCreation

Hobbies & Fun Facts

Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars charity group.

Tim Medin

IANS Faculty

Tim is A Principal Consultant and Founder at Red Siege, an information security company focused on adversary emulation and penetration testing. He also serves as the MSISE Program Director, Course Author, and Principal Instructor at the SANS Institute.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Speaker at information security conferences such as BSides, Wild West Hacking Fest, DerbyCon, and ShmooCon
  • Creator of Kerberoasting, a technique to extract Kerberos tickets in order to offline attack the password of enterprise service accounts
  • Former Senior Security Consultant at FishNet Security (now Optiv)
  • Former Senior Technical Analyst at AgStar Financial Services (now Compeer) and Counter Hack
  • Former Network Engineer at LeTourneau University
  • Former Software Engineer at Tegron

Certifications & Credentials

  • MBA – University of Texas, Tyler
  • BS, Electrical Engineering – LeTourneau University
  • GWAPT, GPEN, GMOB, GCED, GCIH – GIAC

Hobbies & Fun Facts

In his free time, Tim enjoys traveling and watching football.

John Strand

IANS Faculty

John is the Owner of Black Hills Information Security (BHIS) where he leads the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development. He is also a SANS Institute Senior Instructor. In these roles, John has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Co-author of Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense (2013)
  • Contributor to the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)
  • Contributor to the 20 Critical Controls frameworks
  • Former co-host of Hack Naked TV and Security Weekly podcasts
  • Presenter at information security conferences such as RSA and Black Hat
  • Author of Black Hat’s "Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures, and Hacking Back" course
  • Author of SANS Institute’s "Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling" course
  • Former Information Assurance lead at Northrop Grumman and Accenture Certifications & Credentials

Certifications & Credentials

  • CISSP – (ISC)2
  • GCIH – GIAC

Hobbies & Fun Facts

In his free time, John enjoys mountain biking, AT Skinning (or Ski Touring) and ranching.

Joff Thyer

IANS Faculty

Joff is a Security Analyst and Penetration Testerat Black Hills Information Security (BHIS). He has extensive experience covering intrusion prevention/detection systems, infrastructure defense, vulnerability analysis, defense bypass, source code analysis, and exploit research. He is also an Instructor at the SANS Institute where he primarily teaches the use of Python for information security purposes.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Co-host on the Security Weekly podcast
  • Speaker at information security conferences such as DerbyCon
  • Former Senior Security Consultant at NWN Corporation, a security innovation SaaS platform
  • Former Senior Network Security Architect & Pen Tester at University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Certifications & Credentials

  • MS, Computer Science – University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • BS, Mathematics – University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN, GCIA, GCIA Gold–GIAC

Hobbies & Fun Facts

When Joff isn’t working or co-hosting the Security Weekly podcast, he enjoys making music and woodworking.

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Two-Time Winner of the Annual DC3 Forensics Challenge
  • Speaker at information security conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, ShmooCon, RSA, and DC3
  • Designated a Master Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) Operator by the NSA
  • Former Vulnerability Analyst at US Department of Defense
  • Former Senior Systems Engineer at Dell Services

Certifications & Credentials

  • MSIA, Information Assurance –Capitol College
  • GSE, GSNA, GCFE, GREM, GCWN, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GCFA, GXPN, GSEC –GIAC

Philip Young

IANS Faculty

Philip is senior vice president of an offensive security research group at a multinational, Fortune 500 financial services company. He is a leading expert and thought leader in mainframe cyber security with a special focus on the z/OS platform. Philip has built mainframe security programs for multiple Fortune 100 organizations using both vendor and public toolsets. Philip also develops information security coursework to educate the next generation of practitioners, raises awareness about mainframe security, and encourages more organizations to effectively prioritize their risk profiles.

Achievements & Noteworthy Contributions

  • Keynote speaker at SHARE and GSE on mainframe penetration testing
  • Speaker at information security conferences such as Black Hat, RSA, DEF CON, ShmooCon, and BSides
  • Contributor to Nmap and Metasploit open source projects
  • Former Information Security Specialist at Visa
  • Former IT Audit Security Professional at Grant Thornton, an accounting and advisory organization
  • Former Senior IT Auditor at Ernst & Young

Certifications & Credentials

  • BS, Computer Science – Wilfrid Laurier University
  • CISSP – (ISC)2
  • CISA – ISACA
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) – Offensive Security
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MISE) – Microsoft
  • Security+ – CompTIA

Hobbies & Fun Facts

In his free time, Philip enjoys retro art, computing, gaming, and swimming with his two boys.