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Six Ways to Defend Better RN – David Kennedy

October 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 1:50 pm MDT

Running two large sized companies that both focus on breaking into companies as well as defending them has helped put things into perspectives on both successes and failures from a defense perspective. This talk will dive into some of the most common methods attackers go after organizations, but focus on non traditional ways of defending the network against them. We’ll be diving into prevention, detection, deception, AI (or lack thereof and marketing fluff), and much more. Let’s cut right down to it, and walk away with six things you can do today to better defend and identify attacks earlier in the attack cycle.


1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive
Deadwood, SD 57732 United States
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David Kennedy

David Kennedy, is the founder of two highly successful and renowned global cybersecurity companies Binary Defense and TrustedSec and is considered an industry leader in cybersecurity. As the former Chief Security Officer of Diebold Incorporated, he led large global cybersecurity teams and built a world-class security organization. Recognized as a top professional, David has testified before Congress, continuously shapes cyber security policy, and provides expert analysis on national news outlets. Most notably, he advised on the TV show “Mr. Robot,” to provide real-world hacking insights to the Emmy winning drama series. As a founding author of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), he played a pinnacle role in shaping the penetration testing and offensive security industry. David is known as the catalyst that started PowerShell security and has authored widely popular tools like the Social-Engineer Toolkit as well as countless open-source frameworks, security advisories, and zero-day research. David was one of the founders of DerbyCon – a conference that spanned nine years and was one of the industry’s most popular cybersecurity conferences. David also co-authored the number one best-selling cybersecurity book on hacking and exploitation techniques. David is a proud Marine, served in the intelligence community, and was deployed several times to Iraq and other countries. In David’s spare time, he focuses on family first, fitness, co-hosting the “Hacking Your Health Podcast,” and enjoys a passion for gaming. He even built a movie-accurate DeLorean time machine, inspired by his favorite film, Back to the Future. David’s life mission is to help others and to make the world a safer place in cybersecurity which drives him every single day.