T.J. O'Connor

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T.J. O'Connor

TJ O'Connor is a Department of Defense professional on information security and a US Army paratrooper. He twice co-coached the winning team at the National Security Agency's annual Cyber Defense Exercise and won the National Defense University's first annual Cyber Challenge. He has served on multiple red teams, including twice on the Northeast Regional Team for the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.


He is the author of the famous book "Violent Python: A Cookbook for Hackers, Forensic Analysts, Penetration Testers and Security Engineers".

He has published research at USENIX workshops, ACM Conferences, and spoken at various security conferences, including ShmooCon.