Rob has been a key leader in the information security community for over 20 years. Over the course of his career he has worked as a systems architect, security engineer, consultant, and director in the financial, retail, governmental, automotive, and telecommunications industries. However, Rob is best known for his work in the field of offensive security, specifically dealing with security testing. He is considered one of the top subject matter experts for topics such as Penetration Testing, Application Testing, and attack methodology.
Rob has delivered multiple presentations on offensive security at such prestigious industry conferences as Black Hat, RSA, Defcon, Toorcon, SecTor, Thotcon, B-Sides and others. He has had many works published in periodicals in the USA, Asia, and the EU. Rob has been a technical editor for several security publications.
His own work is chronicled in various security books. Rob’s wireless research (presented at ToorCon 11 in San Diego where he added to research presented at the 2009 European Black Hat Briefings) presented a new way to monitor frequency hopping wireless networks. Rob also presented research about 802.11p (DSRC/WAVE) wireless traffic networks at Black Hat DC in 2011. One can read articles about the significance of Rob’s research in Infosecurity Magazine, The Register, CIO magazine, and other prominent technical publications.
Rob was one of the first group of trainers for Defcon 19 in Las Vegas 2011, having co-taught one of the most highly attended sessions for the Defcon workshops in their inaugural year.
Prior to joining RSM, Rob was a founding member and Global Director of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs, which is one of the world’s largest and most prolific security testing and incident response practices. In his capacity at SpiderLabs Rob was responsible for a large global delivery group that conducted over 3000 Penetration Tests worldwide annually. As a highly technical director, Rob has personally conducted thousands of these tests, and has trained hundreds of delivery consultants.
Rob’s vast real world experience combined with an extensive consulting background gives him a unique perspective to help clients with their most extensive security testing questions.
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