Threat Cast: The Anatomy of a Black Badger

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Pete Hay, Lead Instructor and Pete Souba, Red Team

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Get behind the anatomy of a black badge winner from DefCon 2022 as he challenges a Live Fire Event in the SimSpace Cyber Range. Please join Pete Hay and our special guest Pete Souba, as he takes his 10 years of cyber warfare from both the defensive and offensive experience into a Live Fire Event. Learn how you can build a more decisive, experienced, proficient cyber team using real-world threats in a non-intrusive, non-production environment. See SimSpace’s Live Fire Experiences (LFX) put to the test by a black badger. Presenter Pete Souba Pete is a Red Team Operator with SimSpace, where he focuses on threat engineering and adversary attack emulation. He has over 10 years of professional cybersecurity experience spanning military, federal agency and civilian service, where he was on the front lines of the cyber warfare domain from both the defensive and offensive perspectives. He holds a handful of certifications including OSCP, CISSP, GREM, and others. Outside of the office, you'll probably find him tinkering with something for curiosity's sake. Presenter Pete Hay Pete has an extensive and diverse background in a variety of highly technology driven fields including Computer Network Operations (CNO), Network Forensics, Business Development, Workforce Development and Nuclear Chemistry. From his Navy service in leading a quick-response team of NSA cryptologists and developers who designed solutions to some of the agency’s most vital problems, to delivering multi-domain cyber security training to thousands of students world-wide, or obtaining cyber security patents, Pete continues to stretch the edges of technology, its use, and application. Pete’s background and experience in CNO and Joint Operations Planning make his expertise highly sought after by government and civilian personnel around the globe.

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