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

August 6, 2021

The RF Hackers Sanctuary is a group of experts in the areas of Information, Wifi, and Radio Frequency Security with the common purpose to teach the exploration of these technologies with a focus on security. We focus on teaching classes on Wifi and Software Defined Radio, presenting guest speakers and panels, and providing the very best in Wireless Capture the Flag games to promote learning.

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Full Episode Show Notes

RF Village at DefCon

Guests

Rick Farina

Rick Farina - Board Member at RF Hackers Sanctuary

@zero_chaosx

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.

Rick Mellendick

Rick Mellendick - Board Member at RF Hackers Sanctuary

@rmellendick

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.

Hosts

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner - VP, Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance

@BillBrenner70

InfoSec content strategist, researcher, director, tech writer, blogger and community builder. VP of Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance.

Larry Pesce

Larry Pesce - Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development 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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