Larry Pesce

Larry Pesce graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems in 2006, and has worked professionally as Senior Managing Security Analyst with InGuardians since 2013 and as the Director of Research since 2015. His history with hardware hacking began with the family TV when he was a kid, rebuilding it after it caught on fire. Both times. Later, as a web developer for a university in the early days of the Internet, he managed some of the first Layer 3 switched networks in the world. His core specialities include hardware and wireless hacking, architectural review, and traditional pentesting, often in the financial, energy and healthcare sectors. On the managerial side, he makes sure all the wheels are still on the ground, going over reports, and leading up research efforts, concentrating especially on IoT. He also regularly gives talks at DEF CON, ShmooCon, DerbyCon, and various BSides. Larry holds the GAWN, GCISP, GCIH, GCFA, and ITIL certifications, and has been a certified instructor with SANS for 5 years, where he trains the industry in advanced wireless and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) hacking. He’s also the co-author of multiple papers and books, including Linksys WRT54G Ultimate Hacking, Using Wireshark and Ethereal, and How to Cheat at Configuring Open Source Security Tools; and the technical editor of Wireless Reconnaissance for Penetration Testing, and The Blue Team Handbook: Incident Response Edition. In 2006, he co-founded the multiple international award-winning security podcast, “Paul’s Security Weekly”, which he continues to co-host. Alongside inspiring 150,000 downloads a month, Larry’s independent research for the show has led to interviews with the New York Times with MythBusters’ Adam Savage, hacking internet-connected marital aids on stage at DEFCON, and having his RFID implant cloned on stage at Shmoocon. When not hard at work, Larry enjoys long walks on the beach weighed down by his ham radio, (DE KB1TNF), and thinking of ways to survive the impending zombie apocalypse.