We present to you the DEF CON 22 Review board. Not all of our review board wanted to come out of hiding, many chose to remain secret squirrel. Apparently not everyone is looking to let loose their inner Tony Stark. The following bios are those who are willing to accept our many thanks by allowing us to shower them with various affections in a public forum. So thank you DEF CON 22 CFP review board, those listed, and those lurking in the shadows. We owe you a cold one!
X has been involved since DEFCON 6 he is currently head of Speaker Operations. His staff of hardened goons handles speaker logistics at Con. He's super judgemental, impatient and waiting for you to get to the point of your talk.
When not working on DEFCON related stuff he handles security issues for a large telecommunications company, and helps to run Laboratory B, the shire's hacker space.
Cjunky (Marc Rogers)
Marc Rogers AKA "CJ" has been a hacker since the late 80's and a Goon for more than 15 years. These days, for his sins, Marc is DEF CON's Head of Security.Marc has more than 20 years experience working in infosec, much of which he either cant talk about, wont talk about, or simply cant remember. When not appearing at security conferences around the world, Marc can be found breaking things for @Lookout in SF.
Dead Addict has been staff at DEF CON since its inception 21 years ago. He has spoken at DEF CON, Black Hat, ShmooCon, Yale Law School, SEC-T, Notacon, Rubicon, as well as private security conferences. He has worked in the computer industry for over 22 years, focusing on security for well over a decade. You can often find him contact juggling, wearing a silly bowler hat, or chainsmoking in the 100 degree heat (sometimes all at once). He will not be upset if you want to buy him a beer.
Maestro, DEF CON's Network Operation Center
After being involved since DC9 and leading the magical WiFi efforts from DC13 onwards, effffn accepted the challenge of taking the lead of DEF CON's NOC right after DC20 when Lockheed tricked us in believing he was retiring (and not divorcing) the con. effffn not only speaks WiFi, but is an enthusiast of everything related to InfoSec, having spoken in several security conferences around the globe, and is the co-founder of a couple of security conferences in Brazil.
For the last 20 years or so, he has worked with several networking technologies that are no longer used, web applications, databases, protocol fuzzing and today is the director for Trustwave's SpiderLabs in the LATAM region leading a team of very smart folks. And yes, he really enjoys good craft beers. +++
Grifter has been a DEF CON Goon since DC9. He is currently the Senior Goon in charge of DEF CON Evening Event space and the DEF CON Villages. In previous lives he served as a Security, Vendor, and Skybox Goon, Coordinator of the DEF CON Movie Channel, former Organizer of the Scavenger Hunt, and Administrator of the DEF CON Forums. He birthed the idea of the DEF CON Villages and DC Groups into the world, and he's not sorry about it.
Grifter has spoken at DEF CON numerous times, as well as related Hacker, Security, and Industry conferences. He has co-authored several books on various information security topics, and has somehow found a way to convince people to give him money for what he keeps inside his head.(The technical stuff, not the dirty stuff…yet.) He uses this money to provide food and shelter for his family in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is an active part of DC801, and a founding member of the 801 Labs hackerspace.
Jay runs a program looking at the overlap between internet security and national security and wrote the first military history of how nations have actually fought over the internet. Since he's in Washington he says "cyber" way more than you're comfortable with and prefers you'll get over that soon.
Jericho is an outspoken security-minded something that got his start in hacking the early 90's. That time has led to building valuable skills such as skepticism and anger management as he moved from auditing your networks to auditing your fanciful ideas about how the industry is great and we're really doing better (we aren't). Attending DEF CON 2 and presenting at subsequent earlier DEF CONs, he is tired of seeing conferences routinely accept bad talks and vowed to help. No degree, no certifications, just the willingness to say things many in this dismal industry are thinking but unwilling to say themselves. He remains a champion of security industry integrity and small misunderstood creatures.
Jennifer Granick is a lawyer. Maybe she's even been your lawyer. When she not telling the feds to get a warrant or go home, she's trying to stop the NSA from spying on us all. You can find her at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society where she is Director of Civil Liberties.
Maximiliano Soler lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He currently works as Security Analyst for an International Bank with a strong focus in Penetration Testing and Web Application Security. Maxi has also taken part in many conferences such as Black Hat, OWASP AppSec and EKOParty. He is permanently involved in different open source projects related to Web Application Security. As ToolsWatch Member, he is co-organizer of Black Hat Arsenal and Rooted Warfare.
DEF CON CFP Manager & Administrator of Khaos. Internet Thought Leader.
Between reading and responding to several hundred papers she is often seen trolling the free world and raising a mini-hacker. She is most notably known for a celebrated collection of animated gifs and immeasurable cruelty to tall people. She graduated Teh Junior College, Cum Laude, '69, her most notable honors in "cut & paste". Recently she has joined the ranks of internet thought leader, as she is "both tired of doing real work and incapable of managing others". You can subject yourself to her boring life narration via twitter @niki7a.
Roamer is (as of this writing) the retired Sr. Goon in charge of the DEF CON Vendor Area (let's see how that works out). He has been on DEF CON staff since DEF CON 8. He was the founder of the DEF CON WarDriving contest the first 4 years of it's existence and has also run the slogan contest in the past. Roamer is the guitarist for the Goon Band, Recognize. Although having no actual skills his ability to drink virtually every Goon and attendee under the table has gained him massive prominence in the scene and elevated him to the lofty station you see him in today. When not "working" at DEF CON he is "working" as the Global Information Security Manager and Sr. Enterprise Architect for Sony PlayStation WorldWide Studios. Twitter: @shitroamersays
Russr (Russ Rogers)
DEF CON Goon (also ret)
For 16 years, Russr has been involved in a number of different areas at the conference, including the vendor area, the contest area, Hardware Hacking Village, and more recently, the DEF CON Documentary. He works for his own company at Peak Security, doing research and fun, smaller projects. Russ also charged into fruitless DEF CON retirement, and remains a loyal dog to the minions of the hacker/maker world. He has 20+ years experience in information security, and had discovered the merits of brewing your own beer. Reviewing the potential talks for "The Con" is its own reward, and he's more likely to see something interesting, than another talk about howto do something completely pointless.
Suggy (Chris Sumner)
Chris is a security data nerd at Hewlett-Packard. Outside work he co-founded the not-for-profit Online Privacy Foundation who contribute to the emerging discipline of behavioral residue research within online social networks. He has previously spoken on this area of research at DEF CON and other conferences.
Registration pit boss (RET)
After attending a few years as a human, He started getting more involved with the running of the registration desk until he was ‘volunteered’ to take charge of it. From 9-20 he watched the lines grow as the numbers of attendees grew year after year. The ever growing challenge of being ‘THAT GUY’ with the badges, the countless requests for FREE entrance, and the mad amount of physical work involved. TW is a proud member of the Ninja Networks, owns NotTheFed.com and doevil.com. TW has worked 17 years with the same large company doing information security work, changing scope every 5 years or so to keep it fresh. Though he no longer runs registration, he tries to stay active behind the scene with the workings of Def Con as time allows..
Vyrus is a former CIA Counter-intelligence Officer who was convicted of spying for the Soviet Union in 1994. On his first assignment as a case officer, he was stationed in Ankara, Turkey, where his job was to target Soviet intelligence officers for recruitment. Due to financial problems in his personal life as a result of alcohol abuse and high spending, Vyrus began spying for the Soviet Union in 1985, when he walked into the Soviet Embassy in Washington to offer secrets for money..
A special thanks to HighWiz, for all his help in coordinating our newly Official DEF CON 101 track this year. Now running Thursday through Sunday.
HighWiz aka "The Judge". Master of DEF CON 101, Member of the Tribe, Friend of Dorothy.