When our team isn’t working with clients or analyzing the latest cyber threats, we are engaging with the public through industry events, conferences, and other media outlets. We believe its important to give back to the community and what better way to do that than to share our experiences and passions. If you see us at a conference, come say hello!
Industry Speaking & Trainings- SANS Blue Team Summit (March 3, 2020): https://www.sans.org/event/blue-team-summit-2020/summit-agenda
On March 3, 2020, O’Shea Bowens (Null Hat CEO) gave a talk at the SANS Blue Team Summit related to “Pushing the SOC Left to Achieve Nash Equilibrium”. The presentation description is below.
As a defender we’ve seen the landscape change over the last few years. A shift to cloud, better endpoint detection capabilities, and overall acceptance of leveraging threat intelligence. All these items are advantages for SOC personnel, but how are we incorporating application security? The idea of “shifting left” is based upon secure SDLC, but how do we build detection, response, and monitoring of applications into the SOC? The normal gambit of next-generations firewalls and antivirus products aren’t applicable as applications differ from build to build. This talk will focus on building out capabilities to help defenders identify attacks against the application, build detection mechanisms and how to leverage this information for triage.
Podcast-APODCAST (March 25, 2020):
Webinar- Cover6 (April 16, 2020):
TV Interview- The Chronicle (May 13, 2020):
Election Security Discussion with Providence Business News (March 13, 2019):
Null Hat CEO, O’Shea Bowens was interviewed by Providence Business News to discuss electoral security. Due to his deep understanding of cyber security, Providence Business News sought out his opinion on maters of electoral security. The article features insight into the state of national electoral system and cyber security, how the state of Rhode Island is handling the security of its elections, and measures everyday citizens may take to ensure their vote is secure.
On February 22nd, Null Hat CEO, O’Shea Bowens, led a workshop “Blue Teaming For Fun and The Sake Of Your Organization- An Attack & Breach Scenario”. This workshop combined aspects of web application security, incident response, and threat hunting to combat attackers. The workshop incorporated the incident response life cycle to effectively respond to attacks and provided tips and techniques that may be leveraged to aid in response efforts. See the Null Hat Blog for further details regarding this event (https://nullhatsecurity.org/blog/).
On January 15th, Null Hat CEO, O’Shea Bowens, led a workshop at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy titled “Building a Resilient Cyber Workforce”. The primary objective of the workshop was to gain knowledge and insights to effectively build cyber security teams by identifying the right candidates, challenging staff, and ensuring knowledge transfer across the organization.
Government Conference: Nigerian National Conference on Electoral Integrity
At the National Conference on Electoral Integrity in Abuja, Nigeria, Null Hat CEO, O’Shea Bowens, led a presentation focused on “Electoral Systems & Cyber Integrity” for the “Independent National Electoral Commission”. The theme of the conference was “Sustaining the Integrity of 2019 General Election in Nigeria”. O’Shea discussed the cyber security risk of electronic voting machines and the cyber threats that may hinder the democracy of a county as voting machines fall victim to cyber attacks.