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SPEAKER - Josh Thomas
Josh Thomas

Josh Thomas began his career 14 years ago in network administration and software development. Prior to moving his focus primarily to security, he wrote Artificial Intelligence and cryptographic solutions for the Department of Defense. He has extensive hands on knowledge of mobile devices and cellular infrastructure. He is also dedicated to hardware reverse engineering and embedded device exploitation.

He was a senior research scientist with Accuvant’s Applied Research team, and has worked as a senior research developer at The MITRE Corporation. At MITRE, he performed analyses of the Android, Apple, Symbian and BlackBerry security models as well as other non-mobile embedded platforms and worked closely with the vendors and project sponsors. He also developed an open-source mesh networking solution for smart phone communications that bypasses the need for physical infrastructure, performed advanced spectrum analysis for cleared communications, and designed a secure satellite communications system required to handle the most sensitive communications possible while also being resilient against the highest levels of waveform interference.

Prior to his tenure at The MITRE Corporation, he developed artificial intelligence and embedded cryptographic solutions for General Dynamics and other organisations. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

Conference presentations
DerbyCon 2013: Hiding @ Depth: Exploring, Subverting and Breaking NAND Flash Memory
Nordic Security Conference: Upping the game: How to play advanced games with couture rootkits
DefCon 2013: BoutiqueKit: Playing WarGames with expensive rootkits and malware
BlackHat USA 2013: Hiding @ Depth: Exploring, Subverting and Breaking NAND Flash Memory
BlackHat USA 2013: SoCSploitation: Harvard Architecture Exploitation
ReCon 2013: SoCSploitation: Harvard Architecture Exploitation
ReCon 2013: Hiding @ Depth: Exploring, Subverting and Breaking NAND Flash Memory
Amphion Forum 2013: All the Things: SmartPhone Attack Surfaces
ThotCon 2013: Meshing Stuff Up
Infiltrate 2013: NAND-Xplore: Bad Blocks = Well Hidden
BlackHat Europe 2013: Off-Grid Communications with Android - Meshing the Mobile World
Amphion Forum 2012: Mesh All The Things: Why We Need Secure Mobile AdHoc Networks
ToorCon 2012: Meshing Stuff Up - AdHoc Mesh Networks with Android
DerbyCon 2012: Off-Grid Communications with Android - Meshing the Mobile World
DefCon 2012: Off-Grid Communications with Android - Meshing the Mobile World
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