Thanh rd Nguyen
Chairman, Polaris Infosec
Thanh is a well-known security expert with 26 years of experience in large-scale online applications, blockchain technology, firmware, chipset, and micro-architecture. He previously worked as a CPU Security Architect at Intel Corporation and was responsible for the security of Intel’s next-gen technologies, such as Atom Mobile & SoC platforms, vPro & Management Engine, Ivybridge, and Haswell micro-architecture.
Thanh has presented at various international research conferences, including Blackhat USA, Hack In The Box, Deepsec, or Pacsec and he has been a member of the review board at several conferences and events worldwide, namely HITB Security Conference, Qihoo 360 World CTF, Syscan HCM, and Defcon AIVillage. He has helped organize the very first Capture The Flag events in Asia for HITB Security Conference since 2006.
Thanh currently serves as Vice President of Infomation Technology at VNG, Chairman at Polaris Infosec and Verichains.
Principal Researcher, Trend Micro
Dr. Marco Balduzzi is a team leader & principal researcher in computer & network security. Marco holds a Ph.D. in applied security from Télécom ParisTech and a M.Sc. in computer engineering from the University of Bergamo. His interests concern all aspects of computer security, with particular emphasis on real problems that affect systems and networks.
Marco has been involved in IT security since 2002 with international experiences in both industry and academia. With previous experience as security consultant and engineer, he is now a full-time researcher at Trend Micro.
With over 50 talks in major security events he is considered a veteran speaker. His work has been published in the proceedings of top peer-reviewed conferences like NDSS, RAID and ACSAC, and featured by distinguished media like Forbes, The Register, Slashdot, InfoWorld, DarkReading, BBC and CNN. He now sits in the review board of conferences, including HITB, OWASP, eCrime, DIMVA and IEEE journals.
Security Researcher, DEVCORE @ Taiwan
Angelboy is a member of chroot and HITCON CTF team. He is researching in binary exploitation, especially in heap related exploitation. He participated in a lot of CTF, such as HITB、DEFCON、Boston key party, won 2nd in DEFCON CTF 25,27 and won 1st in Boston key party 2016, 2017 with HTICON CTF Team. He is also a speaker at conferences such as HITCON, VXCON, AVTokyo, HITB GSEC.
Founder, Inverse Path
Founder / CEO, Quarkslab
Founder, Code Blue
Dr Sofia Bekrar
Senior Security Researcher, Apple
Chief Technology Officer / Co-Founder, SafeBreach
Researcher, Hardware Ninja
Founder, Luta Security
Robert rsnake Hansen
Security Engineer, Apple
Fabien Duchene PhD
Principal Fuzzing Engineer, Silicon Valley
Founder and Chairperson, VXRL / VXCON
+ For daily job, on red team and blue team mission and malware analysis work
+ PhD candidate on bug hunting/malware analysis/machine learning in HKUST
+ Blackhat Asia CFP reviewer and Best of the Best (BoB) mentor
VP Engineering & Security Research, Palo Alto Networks
Formerly VP Engineering @ Palo Alto Networks, CTO @ Cyvera (acquired by PANW), CTO @ First Group, CTO @ HeXponent (acquired by First Group) and head of security research for Intel SW Security Organization.
One of the founders of the SW security organization, led SGX (aka Secure Enclave) security (incl BIOS Guard, Boot Guard and others) and worked on PIN dynamic binary instrumentation engine. At PAN (and Cyvera) I headed the endpoint product line and was involved in the creation of PAN centralized cloud and ML. At HeXponent I developed techniques for network analysis using side-channel information. At First Group I worked on key security, custody services, algo-trading, cryptocurrency security. Current startup still in stealth.
Chief Technology Officer, IOActive
Cesar Cerrudo is CTO for IOActive Labs, where he leads the team in producing ongoing, cutting-edge research in areas including Industrial Control Systems/SCADA, Smart Cities, IoT, Robots, and software and mobile device security. Cesar is a world-renowned cyber security researcher with more than 15 years of experience.
Throughout his career, Cesar is credited with discovering and helping to eliminate dozens of vulnerabilities in leading applications including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database server, IBM DB2, Microsoft Windows, to name a few. He has a record of finding more than 50 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products including 20 in Microsoft Windows operating systems. Based on his unique research, Cesar has authored white papers about cyber security problems, attacks and exploitation techniques in different widely used technology. He has presented at a variety of events around the world including Microsoft, Intel, Black Hat, Bellua, CanSecWest, EuSecWest, WebSec, HITB, Microsoft BlueHat, EkoParty, FRHACK, H2HC, Infiltrate, 8.8, Hackito Ergo Sum, NcN, Segurinfo, RSA, and DEF CON.
He started Securing Smart Cities (http://www.securingsmartcities.org), a non profit initiative to make cities around the world safer, after he found that most Smart City technologies are vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Cesar collaborates with and is regularly quoted in print and online publications. His research has been covered by Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek, TIME, The Guardian, CNN, NBC, BBC, Fox News, The New York Times, New Scientist, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and so on.
THC / Team Teso
CEO, Net Square
Saumil holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, USA and a B.E. in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University. He spends his leisure time playing Pacman, flying kites, traveling around the world and taking pictures.
Founder & CEO, P1 Security / TSTF
Abhijith B R
Lead Offensive Security Operations, A global FinTech company
Abhijith, also known by the pseudonym Abx has more than a decade of experience in the Information and Cyber Security domain. Currently leading offensive security operations for a global FinTech company. Formerly the Deputy Manager - Cyber Security at Nissan Motor Corporation, previously employed with EY as a senior security analyst.
He is the founder and organizer of Adversary Village at DEFCON (https://adversaryvillage.org/) which actively organizes hacking villages and CTF competitions, also acts as the Lead Organizer of an official DEFCON Group (https://dc0471.org/). He has recently started running https://tacticaladversary.io/ project.
Security Engineer, Google
Senior Researcher , Cycarrier @ Taiwan
- Mentor of the KITRI BoB
- Interested on Browser bug hunting & exploitation
Min Pyo Hong
Founder / CEO, SEWORKS
Ph.D. course, Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance. (SANE Lab). Professor, Seungjoo Kim
Our KU SANE Lab., first established in 2011, has demonstrated the possibility of hacking on smart TVs for the first time in Black Hat in 2013, and received 'world-first' Common Criteria EAL2 certification for home appliances (smart TV) with LG electronics in 2017.
We are currently working with the military sector to develop security test and evaluation technology for military weapon systems such as drone, and also, in every year, we hold an international hacking conference called SECUINSIDE with HARU.
Dr Zetta Ke
Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University
Hikohiro Y LIN
Head of Panasonic PSIRT, Panasonic Corporation
After finishing his master at George Mason University in Virginia USA, he has joined Panasonic and started as an IoT security researcher since 2003.
Since then he has spent 15 years mainly focused on the IoT security field.
Until now, Hikohiro is the Head of Panasonic PSIRT, leading product security activities such as making a red team for testing IoT devices and making guidelines and product-focused security incident responses at Panasonic.
Also,He has received (ISC)² ISLA(Information Security Leadership Achievement)APAC Senior Information Security Professional 2018 Showcased Honoree and Community Service Star.
Founder, Zimperium / ZecOps
An innate hacker with a passion for detecting code vulnerabilities, Zuk started his career as a security researcher in the IDF before being recruited by Samsung Electronics, where he published the first return-oriented programming technique for ARM architecture at DEFCON and Blackhat. His security work has been the subject of academic research and is often quoted in leading publications such as Forbes, MIT Technology Review, TIMES and Engadget.
Zuk’s first company, Zimperium has earned innovation awards and is considered the leader in Mobile Threat Defense. Since its foundation, Zimperium raised ~$100m in capital from top-tier investors, and helped many Fortune 500 companies to secure their mobile fleet.
In July 2017, Zuk started his second entrepreneurial journey, with ZecOps, Inc. ZecOps is considered as a leader in mobile DFIR. ZecOps technology is widely used by world-leading governments, journalists, and MSPs.
Kernel/Firmware Security Researcher, Microsoft
Kelvin is currently working in Microsoft as Kernel and Firmware Security Researcher, He's experienced Security Researcher of the internet industry. Specialized in Windows Kernel Security, Firmware Security, and Virtualization. He also has previously worked in Tencent Game Security Department to protect against millions of game cheating daily attack and anti-analysis.
CEO & Co-Founder, DEVCORE @ Taiwan
Allen Own is CEO & co-founder of DEVCORE, and executive director of HITCON. Specializes in Red Team Assessment, penetration testing, and enterprise security risk assessment.
Director General, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
METI Commerce and Information Policy Bureau Director Award, 2008. Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Senior Information Security Professional Award,2012. Information Security Culture Award, 2018.
His current research theme is automatic attack detection and visualization of learning effects. He is promoting three businesses of human resource development, CYDER, Cyber Colosseo, and SecHack365.
Andrea Zapparoli Manzoni
Mazoni studied political science and international relations in Milan and at U.C. Berkeley while hacking his first computers out of passion and curiosity in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. After that, he attended Italian military school, where he became an assault infantry officer (C.C.).
He developed a strong focus on active cyber-defense and information warfare starting in 2010. From 2012 to 2014, he was a member of the National Security Observatory within the Military Centre for Strategic Studies in Rome, which paved the way for the development of the Italian National Cyber Strategy (2013).
Since 2012, he has served as a board member of Clusit (Italian ICT Security Association). In 2011, he started an in-depth analysis of the most severe national and international cyber-attacks (researching and classifying more than 7,700 attacks over 84 months). This work is published in Clusit’s yearly “Report on ICT Security.” To his great surprise, over the last seven years, this research has become a reference for private and public organizations in Italy and abroad.
He is also the author of many cyber-security guidelines and best practices, including Italy’s “National Cybersecurity Framework” and ENISA “Cyber Security and Resilience for Smart Hospitals.” His depth of experience drove the design, management and launch of Crowdfense — the world’s most advanced Vulnerability Research Hub.