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Bishop Fox Labs
Innovative Research. Real-World Impact.
Our Labs team is dedicated to finding creative solutions to difficult security problems and then sharing that information freely.
We believe the only way to advance the state of security is to collaborate with the broader community, and we do our best to contribute tools, research, and knowledge that can improve the security and privacy of data and systems. We hope our work has real impact on real lives. It's what inspires us every day.
Driven by Mission & Vision
We're committed to innovation — and to openly sharing information.
We've invested in research from the very beginning because we believe everyone deserves to be secure online. This mission drives us to do better every day, to never stop learning, and to always be innovating. We use every tool in the box, and when we need something better, we build a new tool... and then add it to the toolbox so everyone benefits.
Our dedicated R&D team works with experts across our consulting and engineering organizations to develop new research, create novel security tools, and publish technical articles. In fact, we are proud to be the innovators and authors behind some of the most popular tools and most important findings in the offensive security space.
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Popular Tools from the Lab
IAM Vulnerable uses the Terraform binary and your AWS credentials to deploy over 250 IAM resources into your selected AWS account. Within minutes, you can start learning how to identify and exploit vulnerable IAM configurations that allow for privilege escalation.
Sliver is an open source cross-platform adversary emulation/red team framework that can be used by organizations of all sizes to perform security testing. Sliver's implants support C2 over Mutual TLS (mTLS), WireGuard, HTTP(S), and DNS.
GitGot is a semi-automated, feedback-driven tool to empower users to rapidly search through troves of public data on GitHub for sensitive secrets.
Inside Bishop Fox Labs
Meet Our Labs Lead & AVP of R&D
AVP of R&D at Bishop Fox
|Joe brings over 20 years of experience to his role as Associate Vice President of R&D where he is responsible for nurturing a culture of innovation across Bishop Fox. Over his career, Joe has amassed many security certifications, delivered several presentations, and has co-authored multiple industry publications with groups such as ISC2, ISACA, ASIS, HP, and IEEE.
Additionally, Joe is a prolific inventor with nine granted patents in the fields of dynamic and runtime application security testing, attack surface enumeration, and coverage (U.S. Patents 10,699,017, 10,515,219, 10,516,692, 10,515,220, 10,423,793, 9,846,781, 10,650,148, 10,587,641, and 11,057,395). Prior to joining Bishop Fox, Joe held leadership positions with companies such as Cobalt Labs, HP Fortify, Royal Philips, and Sunera LLC (now Focal Point Data Risk). Earlier in his career, Joe served as the lead penetration tester within SPI Labs at SPI Dynamics where he cut his teeth alongside some of the best and brightest application security industry professionals. Joe received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the Terry College of Business - University of Georgia.
Recent Research from the Skulk
Aug 05, 2021
You're Doing IoT RNG
By Dan Petro Allan Cecil
Aug 13, 2021
By Dardan Prebreza
Sep 09, 2021
IAM Vulnerable - An AWS IAM Privilege Escalation Playground
By Seth Art
Feb 25, 2021
An Exploration of JSON Interoperability Vulnerabilities
By Jake Miller
Jun 02, 2021
Froala Editor, Version 3.2.6 Advisory
By Chris Davis
Aug 17, 2021
eCatcher Desktop, Version 6.6.4 Advisory
By Priyank Nigam
Inside Bishop Fox Labs
Meet Our Lead Researcher
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.|
We are lucky to have many Foxes who contribute to our research, tools, and advisories — here are just a few.
Senior Security Consultant