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Bishop Fox is proud to announce that we are a sponsor of CactusCon 2019, the largest annual hacker and security conference in Arizona, held December 6-7, 2019 in Mesa, AZ. We will have a table for both days of the event. Be sure to stop by and see us!

Bishop Fox security researchers Joe DeMesy and Ronan Kervella will be presenting "Designing Secure Implants," which will cover the motivations, reasoning, design, and tricks of building secure custom implants and covert C2 channels. Brianne Hughes will also be presenting "How to Write Like It's Your Job." This presentation will help pentesters boost both their technical and overall writing skills.

CactusCon attracts thousands of attendees from throughout the country and will feature talks on topics such as supply chain attacks, cryptography, and dylib hijacking. In addition to the talks, there will be five workshops held during the conference.

CactusCon Kids is a separate area with learning activities for ages 8-17, and we are proud to say Bishop Fox employees will be volunteering to get the next generation interested in cybersecurity.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Joe demesy

About the speaker, Joe DeMesy


Joe DeMesy is a Principal at Bishop Fox. Joe is an expert in red teaming, secure development, proficient in several programming languages, and is a leading contributor to various open source projects. Joe is a noted expert in the field of information security, having been quoted in MarketWatch, NPR, InformationWeek, and Dark Reading. He has also presented his research at conferences such as BSidesLV, Kiwicon, BlackHat and private conferences hosted by the US Department of Defense.
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About the speaker, Ronan Kervella

Senior Security Consultant

Ronan Kervella (OSCP) is a Senior Security Consultant at Bishop Fox, where he focuses on red teaming, internal penetration testing and hybrid application assessments. He is the author of multiple open source-tools and is an active contributor to the Sliver framework. He has advised Fortune 500 brands and startups in industries such as media, healthcare, and software development.

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Brianne Hughes

About the speaker, Brianne Hughes

Technical Marketing Writer

Brianne Hughes, a Bishop Fox alumna, is a technical marketing writer. Brianne led the compilation and curation of the Bishop Fox Cybersecurity Style Guide. She has spoken at CactusCon, SOURCE Mesa, and DSNA-21 about the guide. She designed and hosted SpellCheck: The Hacker Spelling Bee (based on the style guide) at The Circle of HOPE in 2018 and DEF CON 26. Brianne pursues research on cutthroat compound words and shares her linguistic findings at conferences. She is Assistant Executive Secretary for the Dictionary Society of North America (DSNA), an Odd Salon Fellow, and is on the board of directors for Wordnik Society, Inc.

Prior to joining Bishop Fox, Brianne worked as a freelance copy editor and as a technical editor for IHS Inc. Brianne holds a Master of Linguistics from the University of York.

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