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Dan Petro Lead Researcher at Bishop Fox

Dan Petro is a Lead Researcher at Bishop Fox and focuses on application penetration testing (static and dynamic), product security reviews, network penetration testing (external and internal), and cryptographic analysis. Dan has presented at several Black Hats and DEF CONs on topics such as hacking smart safes, hijacking Google Chromecasts, and weaponizing AI. He has developed several open-source tools including Untwister, which breaks pseudorandom number generators. Additionally, Dan has been quoted in Wired, The Guardian, Business Insider, and Mashable. Dan holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Past Speaking Engagements:

Subject Matter Expertise:

  • Network security
  • IoT and product security
  • AI/machine learning
  • CFAA
  • DNS exploits
  • DDoS attacks
  • Malware
Dan Petro

Posts from Dan Petro

Feb 15, 2022

Never, Ever, Ever Use Pixelation for Redacting Text

Dec 27, 2021

How Bishop Fox Has Been Identifying and Exploiting Log4shell

Nov 15, 2021

Eyeballer 2.0 Web Interface and Other New Features

Aug 05, 2021

You're Doing IoT RNG

Jun 04, 2021

SCOTUS CFAA Ruling: What does it mean for pen testers and security?

Mar 09, 2021

Understanding the Driving Factors of a Pen Test

Dec 15, 2020

What We Know (And Don’t) About The SolarWinds Orion Hack So Far

Nov 10, 2020

Cheating at Online Video Games and What It Can Teach Us About AppSec (Part 3)

Nov 02, 2020

Cheating at Online Video Games and What It Can Teach Us About AppSec (Part 2)

Oct 29, 2020

Cheating at Online Video Games and What It Can Teach Us About AppSec (Part 1)

Oct 20, 2020

Accidentally Secure Is Not Secure: A Case of Three Stooges Syndrome

Jun 25, 2020

Stop Treating Breaches Like Natural Disasters: A New Mindset for Application Security

Feb 03, 2020

Dufflebag: Uncovering Secrets in Exposed EBS Volumes

Sep 02, 2019

Cybersecurity Fatalism - How It Poisons Your Decision Making

Aug 08, 2019

Meet Eyeballer: An AI-powered, Open Source Tool for Assessing External Perimeters

Jun 30, 2018

WPA3 Is a Major Missed Opportunity: Here's Why

Mar 08, 2017

The CIA Leak: A Look On the Bright Side...

Aug 10, 2016

Game Over, Man! Reversing Video Games to Create an Unbeatable AI Player

Jul 28, 2015

On the "Brink" of a Robbery

Aug 05, 2014

Untwisting the Mersenne Twister: How I Killed the PRNG

Jul 16, 2014

The Rickmote Controller: Hacking One Chromecast at a Time

Resources from Dan Petro

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