As an Information Secuirty Operations Manager by day, Sean leads both the vulnerability assessment and testing team, along with the threat intelligence team for a large national health care system. In his spare time, he enjoys popping locks, amatuer radio, and tabletop gaming. Disappointed white male, looking for discreet friend to bring dreams to realiy. Leather, lace and water sports.... Wait... wrong bio...
Nikko is a recent graduate of RIT where he studied Computing Security and now works at a security software company. He's interested in hardware hacking, Internet of Things shenanigans, and ICS/SCADA. In his free time he's a pretty average Overwatch player and baker.
Art, Badges, After Party
AntiTree, was one of the original founders of the first hacker conference in Rochester. By day he works for a security consulting company. In his free time he enjoys evading censorship and supporting pseudo/anonymity technologies. He is an active member of the Rochester hacker community including Rochester 2600, Interlock Rochester, and TOOOL Rochester.
Audio/Video, Speaker Dinner
As a Senior Information Security Analyst for the University at Buffalo, Cathy is responsible for performing computer forensic investigative services for compliance on potentially compromised machines as well as personnel issues. She also assists with incident management involving intrusion detection and analysis as well as providing security awareness training to departments on campus upon request. In her (minimal) spare time, she enjoys researching death and the dead, and learning more about hacking things.
Jason is a Lead Network Security Engineer with NTT Security. He enjoys family time, loud music, pretentious existential art films, community organizing, travel, and the great outdoors. He lives in Irondequoit, NY.
Forrest is the new kid of town, originally from St. Louis he moved on up to rochester to become a security engineer. Over the past few years, Forrest has been working on several projects ranging from cryptocurrency, linux system administration, and building a ultimate wifi enabled pith helmet.
Shane is a network security engineer with a background in designing, configuring, and troubleshooting all sorts of networking equipment. I enjoy drinking good beer.... a lot. As a side hobby I do EFI conversions and race at some of the local drag strips.
JustBill is well, JustBill. His daytime job is Director of Infrastrucutre for the largest market research company in the world. His evening job is father and husband. His freetime job is hacking, riding motorcycle, board member/haunter of the local hackerspace, and a business side operator of BsidesROC. When you are bored or drunk hit him up on anything you want to talk about, and he'll remind you none of it really matters becuase of heat death.
Jitters is a Security Engineer at a Large Tech Company. Originally from Johto, he enjoys talking about privacy and security topics with friends old and new.
Joe Testa @therealjoetesta
Sponsor Management, Finances
Joe is the principle security consultant and founder of Positron Security, a Rochester-based information security firm. Prior to founding the company, he excelled as a security researcher and vulnerability test programmer for Rapid7. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Security and Information Assurance from the Rochester Institute of Technology, along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Evan is a second year Computing Security student at RIT who enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together. He is from Western Mass and travels all over. He is good at adapting to whatever the situation demands.
Mitch is a graduate from Alfred State with a bachelor's in Network Administration. He moved from Buffalo to Rochester promptly after earning his degree. He works as a security assessment engineer by day, and by night, he spends his time exploiting software and working on various hacker projects. He's also a usual attendee of Rochester 2600. When he’s AFK, you’ll likely find him clearing his biological cache by snowboarding, experiencing nature, shooting targets, or at a dive bar watching some underground metal band.
David is managing security for a Very Large Customer of a French IT corporation. When he hasn't got that particular tiger by the tail, he blogs a little and watches too much Netflix.
Vlad did his time in Rochester and now has a habit of pentesting networks and moving around the country. Likes the internet. Daytime red teamer.
Chorn is an enigma and shall remain.
Alex is a data scientist at URMC. His work involves database tuning, machine learning, and parallel programming. He is also interested in software-defined radio and quantum computing. This is his sixth year helping at BSidesROC. This bio is vulnerable to Spectre.