RF Village at DefCon – Rick Farina, Rick Mellendick – PSW #705

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Rick Mellendick
Board Member at RF Hackers Sanctuary

Rick is the Chief Security Officer for PI Achievers by day, a process improvement and security firm, and an RF Hacker by night. Rick specializes in designing and assessing networks using offensive techniques to assist in securing client networks. He is a subject matter expert in computer network operations, Radio Frequency (RF) offense and defense, and building large scale security programs. Rick has completed over 500 vulnerability assessments and penetrations tests, specializing in the radio frequency spectrum.

Rick Farina
Board Member at RF Hackers Sanctuary

After an unsuccessful adult film career under the pseudonym “Chubby Cox”, Zero has settled comfortably into his backup career of Wireless Security. Specializing in Wifi security, he has also branched out into bluetooth, radio, and sdr. Currently, he is working on the best Linux distro to ever grace the face of the earth, Pentoo. This bio is entirely unbiased.


Principal Security Evangelist at Eclypsium
Senior Vice President, Audience Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance
Product Security Research and Analysis Director at Finite State
Senior Cyber Advisor at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element