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September 24, 2019

Earlier this month, we returned from DerbyCon IX in Louisville, Kentucky. Knowing that this year’s DerbyCon would be the last of its kind made the weekend bittersweet. From trading favorite stories with old friends to hearing about the real impact that DerbyCon has had...

August 16, 2018

This year's DEF CON theme was "1983: The View from Dystopia's Edge." When the world goes to pieces, what do we do? Who do we turn to?

Who would I want on my dystopia survival squad?

After DEF CON 26, I have my answer:

  1. Chris Hadnagy, to assemble and lead an awesome...

May 24, 2018

A thousand thanks to our sponsors — IntelTechniques, Hak5, and Ace Hackware — as well as the Nola Con organizers and volunteers, our CTF targets, and our contestants, for making the OSINT CTF such a success. And additional thanks to Taylor Banks for presenting "On the...

May 8, 2018

Many thanks again to BSidesATL for hosting us, to IntelTechniques and Hak5 for sponsoring our sick prize packs, and to our targets for volunteering to be creeped on.

This past Saturday, we hosted the OSINT CTF at BSidesATL at Kennesaw State University. It was an amazing...

April 3, 2018

Over the last weekend in March, I attended BloomCon at Bloomsburg University. It's a great conference, growing quickly for its age — in its third year, about 650 attendees showed up, many of them students from up and down the East Coast and Midwest. I was happy to pres...

January 23, 2018

This past Saturday, the side room of Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta turned into a battlefield as dc404 members competed in a condensed, hour-long OSINT CTF. The contest drew the highest turnout for a dc404 meeting ever, according to the chapter leader!

For the uni...

June 19, 2017

I had the opportunity in May to speak with Elizabeth Wharton, better known as Lawyer Liz, on her show, Buzz Off with Lawyer Liz on America's Web Radio. We chatted about the importance of education, curiosity, and lifelong learning to cyber security.

How do you foster cu...

May 7, 2017

It's not every day you get invited to give a TED Talk. So when the students at Elon University asked me to come speak at their TEDx event — an independently organized, officially licensed TED conference — I packed my bags and hopped on a plane to North Carolina.

Th...