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Bryan Bechard

CISO and educator of future infosec professionals.

  • Lessons learned from a breach
Danny Akacki

Ugh, I hate biographies to much. I guess it's a good place to tell you why you might want to listen to what I have to say. I know security, been doing it for just over a decade. I'm madly in love with the hacker community but I also need to pay the bills so I've moved from analyst to customer facing and corporate operations. The thing that ties those two worlds together is my ability to communicate and translate. I'm pretty good at both so maybe 50 minutes listening to my stories isn't the worst way to spend your time.

  • Soft Skills, Soft Hearts: A Customer Success Directors Guide to Communication & Empathy.

With over 10 years’ experience in Information Technology, Libertyunix has held positions in the field such as Physical Security Systems Specialist and Red Team Penetration Tester. Libertyunix is a Certified Cloud Penetration Tester, a Certified Cloud Security Professional, and has extensive experience in offensive security techniques and defensive strategies. Libertyunix most recently developed and wrote a course for Villanova University on cloud security and penetration testing.

  • An Introduction to Cloud Penetration Testing
  • Hands on BLE Workshop
Mike Dank / @Famicoman

Mike Dank is a developer and writer who builds and participates in hobbyist networks to both learn their underlying technologies and create templates for others to do the same. Mike's work follows the DIY punk ethic, showing how to approach complex technologies in a simplified way with materials you may already have or are otherwise inexpensive/easy to obtain.

Mike has previously served as editor of the N-O-D-E Zine, an independent publication promoting decentralization and P2P technologies, open source, do-it-yourself tutorials and hardware design, cutting edge technology, and more. Additionally, Mike runs Networks of Philly, an online resource that makes sense of Philadelphia's hidden network infrastructure, though you may also find him at hacker meetups, playing with mesh networking technologies, or building analog telephone and cable television networks.

  • Networks of Philly: Exploring Philadelphia’s Hidden Network Infrastructure

Moose has over a decade of experience in information security with the majority of her waking hours (and some not-waking hours) consumed by the ever-burning IR fire.
She is a lover of logs, unallocated space dumpster diver, shaker of malware, and C-level grief counselor.
Moose currently works as a Manager of Incident Response Services at CrowdStrike, is the support-human to 5 cats, and operates a wildlife halfway-house in NYC.

  • Couch to 500k: An IR Marathon Survival Guide
Omer Farooq

Omer Farooq is the founder and CTO of Auxin.io, a Maryland-based firm specializing in Data Science, Cloud and application security, DevSecOps, System Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and data-driven Business Intelligence related services and SaaS products.Omer was named 40 under 40 by his bachelor’s Alma Mater – Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY.Omer leads the Cloud and Security practice at Auxin Security. He is a principal consultant with over 20 years of experience. His experience includes consulting with diverse clients, including Insurance, Banking, Media and Entertainment, Telecommunications, FinTech, Home Automation, Healthcare, Government Defense, and higher education.Omer’s primary areas of interest lie at the intersection of cloud and application security assessment, blockchain, embedded IoT and mobile software development, and system engineering. Omer has authored official security guidance for Media and Entertainment industry for public cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and Alibaba Cloud.Omer Farooq holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from Stony Brook University, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, an ABD Ph.D. candidate at the Computer and Electrical Engineering department of the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC), and an eternal student in multidisciplinary studies.
Omer is an accomplished speaker, including conference presentations and panels at RSA, BSides DC, BSides San Diego, BSides DC, Vice Magazine Motherboard, and InfoSec magazine webinars. Outside of work, Omer is a history, art, automotive, and philosophy buff – who thoroughly enjoys healthy discussions with family and friends while enjoying small-batch cold brew coffee or boba tea.

  • Stop Doing this - Useless Vulnerability Management
Rachel Bleiman
  • Are you smarter than a deepfake?

Tyler is an electrical engineer who started tearing things apart when he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. He's worked as an electrical engineer since 97 and has been operating and building amateur radios since 94.

  • Antennas 101 - How a weirly shaped piece of metal pulls in your cat videos