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2017 Defense in Depth

  • October 3, 2017
  • Tysons Corner, VA
  • Sheraton Tysons Hotel


No one can solve IT security issues alone. Connecting with a community and solving problems together is the future of technology.

Please join Defense in Depth 2017 where public sector Cybersecurity professionals can learn and network alongside Red Hat security experts and industry peers.


Since 2013, the Defense in Depth event has brought Red Hat Security Engineering leads to Washington, D.C. for a full day of collaboration and networking. It's a chance to learn about the latest developments (upstream and enterprise) from government and industry experts, and for Red Hat engineering to hear from you about the challenges you face.


This event is intended for government employees, contractors, and partners with a security focus.


Event Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Breakout sessions: featuring Red Hat, government and industry security thought leaders and experts touching on the following topics:

  • Container Security
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Application Security
  • Community Projects
  • User Stories
  • Reference Architectures
  • Introduction to Penetration Testing

Session titles and abstracts will be added to the website as they are confirmed.

Keynote: The Changing Tactics of Hackers - David Kennedy, Binary Defense Systems

The Changing Tactics of Hackers

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

David Kennedy

David Kennedy, Founder of TrustedSec and Co-Founder and Chief Hacking Officer of Binary Defense Systems

Attackers are continuously changing the methods of attack, but at the heart of the techniques are much of the same from twenty years ago. As an attacker, it's important to understand the organization, the infrastructure, and most importantly the people. Regardless of the architecture or operating system, the techniques used by hackers don't shift much. This talk will dive into understanding where the attackers use to focus on, and where they are heading, and why now it's most important to develop a solid strategy on attackers.


Date: Tuesday, October 3

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

David Kennedy, Binary Defense Systems

David Kennedy David Kennedy is the Founder of TrustedSec and Co-Founder and Chief Hacking Officer of Binary Defense Systems (BDS). David has had guest appearances on Fox News, CNN, and other high-profile media outlets. David is the founder of DerbyCon, a large-scale security conference in Louisville Kentucky. David also co-authored Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's’ Guide book which was number one on in security for over 6 months. David was also one of the founding members of the “Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)“. PTES is the industry leading standard and guidelines around how penetration tests should be performed and methodologies. David is the creator of several widely popular open-source tools including The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) and many more.

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Sheraton Tysons Hotel

8661 Leesburg Pike

Tysons, VA 22182

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