Friday KeyNote: Dave Kennedy (ReL1K) 

Dave Kennedy is founder and principal security consultant of TrustedSec, LLC – An information security consulting firm located in Cleveland Ohio. David was the former Chief Security Officer (CSO) for a Fortune 1000 where he ran the entire information security program. Kennedy is a co-author of the book “Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide,” the creator of the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET), and the creator of Artillery. Kennedy has presented on a number of occasions at Blackhat, Defcon, ShmooCon, BSIDES, Infosec World, Notacon, AIDE, ISACA, ISSA, Infragard, Infosec Summit, and a number of other security-related conferences. Kennedy has been interviewed by several news organizations including BBC World News. Kennedy is on the Back|Track and Exploit-DB development team and co-host of the podcast and regular on ISDPodcast. Kennedy is one of the co-authors of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES); a framework designed to fix the penetration testing industry. Kennedy is the co-founder of DerbyCon, a large-scale conference in Louisville Kentucky. Prior to Diebold, Kennedy was a VP of Consulting and Partner of a mid-size information security consulting company running the security consulting practice. Prior to the private sector, Kennedy worked for the three letter agencies and deployed to Iraq twice for intelligence related missions.


1) Offensive Track

The red side of Security. Talks, discussions, demonstrations on breaking, bypassing, or otherwise hacking security controls and systems.

2) Defensive Track

The blue side of Security. Talks, discussions, demonstrations on preventing, detecting or deterring hacking and other security incidents.

3) Education Track

There is a huge discrepancy in the number of open cyber security positions and the available candidates to fill these positions, and it looks like it's only getting worse.
We want to inspire the next generation of hackers. Encourage individuals to pursue education in Cyber Security and obtain a rewarding career in the field. Individual talks geared towards K-12 students, Higher Education and Workforce Development.