Thursday, June 20, 2019


I have been pretty busy helping organize HackTheSea for DEF CON 27.  This will be the first ever maritime and ship hacking village at DEF CON.  We are going to have a team CTF on a very nifty "ship" environment provided by Fathom5.  There will also be a series of workshops for n00bs to maritime ICS/OT with lots of gear available for hacking practice.  Our CFP is currently open, but closing soon for those doing original research in high seas hacking.  In keeping with the DEF CON theme this year, Technology's Promise, we will also have Seasteading Institute on hand to talk about living at sea and to kick-off a hackathon challenge for the Seasteading Community.

Plus, lot's of pirate meme stuff.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

BSides NOVA was great.  Got a lot of interesting questions and feedback on my malware analysis training.  Taught lots of new lock-pickers at the LPV with TOOOL. Saw some great talks and Watched War Games with an audience of hackers and I Am The Cavalry.

Saturday, February 23, 2019


For anyone attending the malware training, you will need a hex editor installed for one of the labs.  It doesn't matter what editor you choose, we won't be using it much.

Friday, February 22, 2019

BSides NoVA Training

For anyone attending my malware analysis workshop, No Disassembly Required, next week at BSides NoVA here is the very brief list of what to bring and prerequisites.


Enough available memory and storage to run a Windows 10 VM
Hypervisor of your choice installed (Hyper-V, VirtualBox, VMware, whatever)
WiFi enabled
*Wired Ethernet adapter if needed (example, Thunderbolt to Ethernet) just in case

Windows VM

Configured with NATed or Bridged network access


Willingness to learn and a basic familiarity with a Hypervisor software and VMs.  The course is designed  to let students work at their own pace on the labs, with progressively more difficult challenges to complete.