33David Kennedy

“One of the biggest myths, in my opinion, is that what hackers do requires a high level of complexity and skill. Most attacks out there are generic, and the way most organizations (and people) get hacked is through very basic things.”

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Twitter: @HackingDave • Websites: www.trustedsec.com and www.binarydefense.com

David Kennedy is the founder of TrustedSec, Binary Defense, and DerbyCon. TrustedSec and Binary Defense are focused on the betterment of the security industry from both a defensive and offensive perspective. He also serves on the board of directors for the (ISC)2 organization. Formerly, David was the CSO for Diebold Incorporated, where he ran the entire INFOSEC program. He is also a co-author of the book Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide as well as the creator of the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET), Artillery, Unicorn, PenTesters Framework (PTF), TrevorC2, and several popular open source tools. David has been interviewed by several news organizations, including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, Katie Couric, and BBC World News.

David has also consulted on hacker techniques for the hit TV show Mr. Robot. He is the co-host of the Social-Engineer Podcast and is featured on several additional podcasts as well. David has testified in front of Congress on two occasions concerning the security of government websites, and he is one of the founding authors ...

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