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Glytch Tech

Glytch has been referred to as a real life MacGyver, making, breaking, (and fixing!) drones, robots, and other bits for over a decade. He’s designed and built dozens of 3d printed drones in various shapes and sizes. He focuses on optimizing and explaining the technologies underlying these projects to be human understandable, the results of which are viewable via his YouTube channel. He’s built projects such as Project Cuckoo, a drone for carrying a Hak5 WiFi Pineapple; General Chaos, a battlebot platform for serving mountain dew or launching rockets; a Wrench mask which tracks and displays the wearer’s eye expressions in real-time; deodorant-launching air cannons; an electric motorcycle using repurposed car parts; high performance computing rigs; as well as occasional repair and self sufficiency related videos.

Jared Peck

Jared Peck is a threat intelligence analyst in the financial services industry. After some 15 years as a firefighter / paramedic, he turned his computer hobby into a profession. He worked his way from network administrator to being part of a SOC and now he does threat intelligence and attack detection development for a Fortune 500 company.

Jason Smith

Self Taught Full Stack Developer, Code Louisville Mentor, and InfoSec Generalist. I love helping others with everything technology and am passionate about getting kids coding, hacking, tinkering and thinking about technology as a means to positively impacting the world around them. My son has fully embraced the Con life with me and begun his own self-learning journey and I couldn’t be happier!

Jeff Man

Respected Information Security expert, advisor, evangelist, co-host on Paul’s Security Weekly, and recently returned to a Consulting/Advisory role at Online Business Systems. Over 35 years of experience working in all aspects of computer, network, and information security, including risk management, vulnerability analysis, compliance assessment, forensic analysis and penetration testing. Previously held security research, management and product development roles with the National Security Agency, the DoD and private-sector enterprises and was part of the first penetration testing “red team” at NSA. For the past twenty years, has been a pen tester, security architect, consultant, QSA, and PCI SME, providing consulting and advisory services to many of the nation’s best known companies.

Josh Conway

Josh Conway is a hacker, systems administrator, 3d printer software & hardware developer, amateur radio operator, musician, and more. He finds interest in creating new things, reusing tech in different ways, and abusing ‘unintended’ methodologies hidden inside hardware and software.

He is a member of BloomingLabs, the first hackerspace in Indiana, along with the cat-wrangler for the local 2600 meeting. Previous projects include: 3Dollar Scanner, Facial Recognition for your Con, and Thalmic Myo Open Sourcing via Public Hacking.

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith, CMO aka Outreach Lead for CyberSecJobs.Com and ClearedJobs.Net, she has coached thousands of job seekers and employers on how to better connect and work together to achieve the mutual goal of employment. Kathleen presents at several security conferences each year on recruiting and job search. Some of the conferences she has presented at as a sole presenter or a moderator include BSidesLV, BSidesTampa, BSidesSATX, WIE IEEE, BSidesDE, FedCyber, Cyber912 and CyberSecureGov. Kathleen firmly believes that giving back is the best way to move forward and volunteers in many capacities; she is the Director, HireGround, BSidesLV’s two day career track; Women in Cybersecurity, National Conference Planning Committee, Cyber912 and Women in Cybersecurity Celebration Planning Committee. Kathleen is well respected within the recruiting community and is the co-founder and current President of recruitDC, the largest community of recruiters in the Washington DC area.

Magen Wu

Magen Wu is a Senior Associate with Urbane Security with almost 10 years of experience in the technology industry. Wu is currently pursuing her master’s in Organizational Psychology with the intent to apply its principles to security practices and training. She also currently co-organizes BSides Seattle, the mentor track at BSides Las Vegas and DEFCON US and China Workshops.

Micah Brown

Micah K Brown is a member of the IT Security Engineering team at American Modern Insurance, part of the Munich RE Group. Over the past two years he has served as the lead Engineer on the DLP implementation for Data Loss Prevention for the Munich RE organizations located in North and South America. In this role Micah has learned the many intricacies of what works in a successful DLP project. In his free time, Micah serves on the Greater Cincinnati ISSA Chapter as Vice President. Micah graduated from the University of Cincinnati and holds an active CISSP.

Mitchell Parker

Mitchell Parker is the Executive Director of Information Security and Compliance at Indiana University Health. Mitch’s areas of focus include taking complex security concepts and emerging technologies, and breaking them down so that everyone, even those who do not have security backgrounds, are able to understand and act upon them. He is a regular presenter at conferences include BSides, ISSA, HIMSS, ISMG Media, and numerous others. He also regularly writes for publications, and has a popular monthly blog with CSO Magazine, Security From the Upside Down, which covers technology, leadership, and communication issues in the Information Security community.

Priyank Nigam

As a senior security engineer, Priyank’s primary areas of focus are mobile application penetration testing and secure source code reviews. Over the past 4 years, he has advised Fortune 500 brands and startups and does mobile and IoT related research in his spare time. He also believes it is unwise to place trust in your smartphones.