Social engineering, Security Research

How Illicit Markets Really Operate – David Hétu – PSW #686

March 12, 2021

David has been studying the structure, size and scope of illicit markets for over 10 years. He has come to realize just how fragmented illicit markets are, how a few select vendors often control most of the sales, and how important social bonds are even in the context of anonymous illicit markets. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/psw for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

How Illicit Markets Really Operate

Guests

David Hétu

David Hétu - Chief Research Officer at Flare Systems

@ddhetu

David Hétu is a co-founder and Chief Research Officer of Flare Systems. David has a Ph.D. in criminology from the Université de Montréal. His main research interest is in online illicit markets and the impact of technology on crime. David’s research has been published in the highest academic journals (ex. British Medical Journal) and presented at leading conferences. David and his team will be launching the BSides MTL conference in the Fall 2021.

Hosts

Larry Pesce

Larry Pesce - Senior Managing Consultant and Director of Research at InGuardians

@haxorthematrix

Larry's core specialties include hardware and wireless hacking, architectural review, and traditional pentesting. He also regularly gives talks at DEF CON, ShmooCon, DerbyCon, and various BSides. Larry holds the GAWN, GCISP, GCIH, GCFA, and ITIL certifications, and has been a certified instructor with SANS for 5 years, where he trains the industry in advanced wireless and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) hacking. Larry's independent research for the show has led to interviews with the New York Times with MythBusters' Adam Savage, hacking internet-connected marital aids on stage at DEFCON, and having his RFID implant cloned on stage at Shmoocon. When not hard at work, Larry enjoys long walks on the beach weighed down by his ham radio, (DE KB1TNF), and thinking of ways to survive the impending zombie apocalypse.

Lee Neely

Lee Neely - Senior Cyber Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

@lelandneely

Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian - Founder at Security Weekly

@securityweekly

Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson - Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc and Founder & CEO of Dark Element at Trimarc Security

@tyler_robinson

As the Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, Tyler leads a team of high-performance security professionals within the offensive security field by simulating sophisticated adversaries and creating scalable offensive security platforms using the latest techniques as seen in the wild. With over 2 decades of experience, Tyler specializes in Red Teaming, APT threat modeling, blackbox network penetration testing, and Physical/Social-Engineering. Tyler has presented at multiple conferences including BSides, DefCon and Blackhat panels, SANS security events and to multiple branches of the military.

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