Friday, October 18, 2019

BSides Augista 2019

My PowerShell hunting presentation from BSides Augusta 2019.

BSides Augusta 2018

This is the presentation I gave at BSides Augusta 2018 on the @ScumBots project. The GitHub repo for this project is located at https://github.com/pmelson/narc/.

Friday, July 27, 2018

BSides Augusta 2017

This is my talk from BSides Augusta 2017. I can't say enough good things about the caliber of speakers and the concentration of defender / Blue Team talks at their event. It has become one of my favorite cons.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

BSides Augusta 2016

Last fall, as promised, I made a return trip to BSides Augusta to talk about malware analysis, the Viper Framework, and threat intelligence.

Here's the talk:

Also like last year, I released more code for using Viper and VirusTotal as shown in the presentation.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

BSides Augusta Talk

Earlier this month I had the privilege of speaking at BSides Augusta.  I gave a lightning talk on working with the Viper Framework for static analysis.

Here's the talk:

I also released the module and API scripts I wrote for the talk.

I cannot say enough about the talent and quality technical content in the BSides Augusta talks.  This is easily a "Top 5" defensive security event.  I seriously have no idea how I managed to sneak into this speaker lineup.  Definitely going back next year.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

GrrCON 2014 Executive Summit Keynote

In October I gave the keynote entitled "Effects of Cyber Security Breaches" at a closed session of GrrCON.  The presentation was about the new relationship between cybersecurity, the board of directors, and a realistic look at the impacts of data breaches.

I've been asked for these slides by a number of folks and have just now gotten around to publishing them, including my presenter's notes.



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

BSides Detroit Presentation

In June I gave a presentation at BSides Detroit entitled, "Broke, Note Broken: An Effective Information Security Program With a $0 Budget."  Here's the video:


I have teased the BSides Detroit organizers that they ought to rename their conference to ASides Detroit because, unlike other BSides events, it doesn't coincide with another security conference, and also because it is has the best content and activities of any security conference in Detroit.  If you're in Michigan or the Great Lakes region at all, I recommend making plans to attend next year.  I'll be there.

Also, here are some other upcoming security-related events taking place in Michigan: