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What the Fox Happened in Las Vegas?

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Our favorite week of the year has come and gone, and we couldn’t be happier about everything that we experienced last week! There was no shortage of security excitement to partake in, especially with the first-ever Bishop Fox livestream from DEF CON. As we unwind from a week filled with a bit of work, connecting with friends and colleagues, and all the best that the security community has to offer, we would like to share highlights from various ways that Bishop Fox participated. Whether you were able to join the festivities in Las Vegas or decided to stay on the sidelines this year, we hope you enjoy our spotlight from one of the biggest (and arguably) most famous security weeks of the year.

B-Sides Las Vegas

To kick off the week, Foxes Tom Eston, AVP of Consulting, and Yael Basurto, Security Consultant II, attended the 13th B-Sides Las Vegas on Tuesday to give the following presentations:

Management Hacking 101: Leading High-Performance Teams

ICS Security Assessments 101 or How da Fox I Test Dis? (Pro tip – make sure to tune in around 4:39:00 to see this presentation)

The Diana Initiative

Next up, we swung by The Diana Initiative event and Bishop Fox recruiter Kaitlin O'Neil PHR chatted with conference attendees about life in the Fox Den and why they should consider an offensive security career path in the future.

Black Hat USA

On Thursday afternoon, Rob Ragan, Principal Researcher at Bishop Fox, joined Illumio’s Raghu Nandakumara, Sr Director, Head of Industry Solutions for a Black Hat fireside chat. They discussed ransomware containment strategies, zero segmentation practices, and a recently released report detailing a Bishop Fox Red Team engagement that tested the effectiveness of Illumio Core against active ransomware threats.

Fireside Chat at Black Hat 2022 with Bishop Fox and Illumio


DEF CON Friday was an exciting day for Bishop Fox because we produced our first-ever livestream event! From 10am to 5pm we welcomed 14 cybersecurity heavy hitters, including our own CEO Vinnie Liu, Security Consultant Yael Basurto, and Senior Director of Recruiting Barry MacLaughlin, that covered far too many topics to mention here, but a wide range that included subjects like mentorship, vulnerability management, social engineering, open-source tools, and tips to becoming a CISO. We hope that you were able to tune in for part of the day, but don’t worry if you were tied up with other activities - you can still catch all the action below OR on the Bishop Fox YouTube channel whenever it fits into your schedule.

We celebrated big at Bird Bar on Friday evening by hosting a party for our own Foxes and friends of the Fox Den. Bishop Fox is a remote-first business, so it is always rewarding to connect in person with colleagues, customers, and prospects at events like this.

Foxes & Friends at Bird Bar in Las Vegas

Finishing up the week, Justin Rhinehart, Senior Analyst, presented “Private” Repos and You at the DEF CON 30 Recon Village detailing his research on how to clone the NPM metadata database and interesting repercussions of this design decision.

We hope you enjoyed the week as much as we did and are already looking forward to 2023!

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About the author, Britt Kemp

Community Manager

Britt Kemp is a Community Manager at Bishop Fox. Britt has been involved with the content, social media, and digital programs at the firm for the past several years. She has helped with some of the most popular Bishop Fox blog posts to date.

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