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bwall, botnet_hunter

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Brian Wallace
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Brian Wallace a.k.a bwall / botnet_hunter is a software engineeer, security researcher, malware analyzer, and investigator of advanced threat actors. He acted as the leader and primary investigator for the Operation Cleaver investigation which resulted in the Operation Cleaver report coauthored with Stuart McClure.

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WebBreacher

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Micah Hoffman
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He is also known as @WebBreacher in Twitter. He is an active member in the NoVAHackers community, writes Recon-ng modules, SANS Certified Instructor and enjoys tackling issues with the Python scripting language.

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Sanoop Thomas

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Sanoop Thomas
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Sanoop Thomas is a moderator for Null Singapore chapter, and working as security consultant mainly involved with security assessment of web application, mobile, network, and servers. His area of interests lie in threat research, mobile security and automating pentest/analysis methodologies.

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Jacob West

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Jacob West
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He co-authored the book "Secure Programming with Static Analysis" with colleague and Fortify founder, Brian Chess, in 2007. Today, the book remains one of the comprehensive guide to how developers can use static analysis to avoid the most prevalent and dangerous vulnerabilities in code.

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Caleb Sima

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Caleb Sima
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Caleb Sima pioneered research on SQL Injection. He was the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Bluebox Security which was acquired by Lookout. Before the founding of Bluebox Security, Caleb Sima was EIR at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to this Caleb was CEO of Armorize Technologies, an internationally acclaimed, SaaS-based malware monitoring and code security analysis firm headquartered in San Francisco. Before his tenure at Armorize, Caleb served as Chief Technology Officer for HP’s Application Security Center and was responsible for directing the lifecycle of the company’s web application security solutions. He joined HP following the acquisition in 2007 of SPI Dynamics, the company he co-founded and led as CTO, where he oversaw the development of WebInspect – a solution that set the bar in Web application security testing tools. Prior to co-founding SPI Dynamics in early 2000, Caleb worked for Internet Security Systems’ elite X-Force R&D team and as a Security Engineer for S1 Corporation.

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Michele Spagnuolo

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Michele Spagnuolo
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Michele Spagnuolo is an information security engineer at Google. He was born on November 24, 1989 in Novara, Italy. Has hall of fame in Google Security Hall of Fame four times, Twitter, Nokia, eBay, Opera, Mailchimp and Shopify. He won an Internet Bug Bounty and got nominated for a Pwnie Award in 2014 for releasing the details of Rosetta Flash, an exploit for manipulating SWF files in order to abuse JSONP endpoints on most high-profile websites.

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dr, Dojo Mama-San

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Dragos Ruiu
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Dragos Ruiu is a network security researcher who is known for reporting BadBIOS which is an alleged advanced persistent threat with the ability to communicate between instances of itself across air gaps using ultrasonic communication between a computer's speakers and microphone.

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Craig Smith

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Craig Smith
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Craig Smith has worked for several auto manufacturers and provided them with his public research. He is also a founder of the Hive13 hackerspace and OpenGarages.org. Craig is a frequent speaker on car hacking and has run workshops at RSA, DEF CON, and other major security conferences. Craig has developed many open source utilities to teach CAN bus to students and well as security penetration tools that can uncover vulnerabilities in vehicle and diagnostic systems. Craig is the core author of Metasploit's Hardware Bridge and has work in the security field for over 20 years with the last 5 years focused on automotive.

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Esage

IRL Name: 
Alisa Shevchenko
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Alisa "Esage" Shevchenko is a security ch1x0r who loves reverse engineering, malware analysis, antivirus bypassing, penetration testing, cyber forensics, black-box software and hardware security auditing. Alisa spoke at security conferences like RusCrypto 2009, RECon 2011, InfoSecurity 2012, and ZeroNights 2012; published her works in such magazines as InfoSecurity Russia, (IN)Secure, Hakin9, VirusBulletin, and No Bunkum. She has been running her own company Esage Lab since 2009; co-founded Neuron, a hackspace in Moscow.

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Vasilis Pappas

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Vasilis Pappas
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Vasilis Pappas has a PhD in Computer Science and that his main research interests are network and systems security. He is a Microsoft BlueHat Prize v1.0 grand winner for his entry kBouncer - an efficient and fully transparent ROP mitigation technique.

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