Mar 19, 2012

Official Announcement: BruCON keynotes

I am proud and excited to officially announce our two keynote speakers for BruCON 2012.  Truth be told we've had some quite exciting names join us in the past 3 years and that doesn't make it any easier to find persons of the same calibre to jiggle our brains. We aren't necessarily looking for big names but rather for people who know what they are talking about and people that we trust in engaging and entertaining our audience.

Without further adue, may I introduce you to ... the BruCON 2012 Keynote Speakers !

Ed Skoudis

Ed Skoudis is a founder and senior security consultant with InGuardians and the founder of Counter Hack Challenges, a company that creates Capture the Flag challenges for professionals, college students, and high school kids.  Ed's expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, the information security industry, and computer privacy issues, with over fifteen years of penetration testing and incident response experience and the scars to show for it. Ed authored and regularly teaches the SANS courses on network penetration testing (Security 560) and incident response (Security 504).  Ed has conducted exhaustive anti-virus, anti-spyware, Virtual Machine, and IPS research; and responded to computer attacks for clients in financial, high technology, healthcare, and other industries.

Ed conducted a demonstration of hacker techniques against financial institutions for the United States Senate and is a frequent speaker on issues associated with hacker tools and defenses. He has published numerous articles on these topics as well as the best selling books Counter Hack Reloaded and Malware: Fighting Malicious Code. Ed was also awarded 2004-2012 Microsoft MVP awards for Windows Server Security and is an alumnus of the Honeynet Project. Previous to InGuardians and CHC, Ed served as a security consultant with International Network Services (INS), Global Integrity, Predictive Systems, SAIC, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Ed also blogs about command line tips.

Katie Moussouris

Katie Moussouris leads the Security Community Outreach and Strategy team at Microsoft. Her team’s work encompasses industry-leading programs such as Microsoft's BlueHat Prize ( the industry's first and largest prize for defensive security research), the BlueHat conference, security researcher outreach, and Microsoft's Vulnerability Disclosure Policies. Ms. Moussouris also founded and runs Microsoft Vulnerability Research, which is responsible for Microsoft’s research and reporting of vulnerabilities in 3rd party software. Ms. Moussouris recently was voted the editor of a new draft ISO standard on Vulnerability Handling Processes, following her work over the past 4 years as the lead expert in the US National Body on an ISO draft standard on Vulnerability Disclosure.

Prior to working for Microsoft, Katie Moussouris was an application penetration tester for several Fortune 500 companies, as a senior security architect for @stake when it was acquired by Symantec. At Symantec, Ms. Moussouris founded and ran Symantec Vulnerability Research.

Ms. Moussouris has spoken at several security conferences including BlackHat AbuDhabi 2011, BlackHat USA 2011, 2010, and 2008, Hack In The Box Amsterdam 2011, GOVCERT.NL 2010, RSA2012, RSA2011, and RSA2010, SOURCEBoston, Shmoocon, Toorcon Seattle, and she was a keynote speaker at ShakaCon in June 2008. Katie Moussouris is the recipient of the 2011 CSO Magazine and Executive Women's Forum Women of Influence Award in the category of One to Watch. 

Watch this space for more exciting announcements in the next few weeks !! BruCON 2012 is going to be awesome.

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