What Happened in Vegas Webinar

Rapid7's Behind the Scenes

Tuesday, August 10th @ 4:00 - 5:00pm ET | Virtual

Rapid7's own Erick Galinkin, Deral Heiland, and Tod Beardsley are sharing their behind-the-scenes insights and stories from another great DEF CON.

AI Village

  • Erick Galinkin, Principal Artificial Intelligence Researcher, is working with Twitter to coordinate the AI Ethics Bug Bounty and presenting his “Who’s Afraid of Thomas Bayes” talk on neural network security at the AI village.

IoT Village

  • Deral Heiland, Principal Security Researcher, IoT is back in the IoT Village with more hands-on hardware hacking exercises, guiding attendees through a multistep process to gain full root access to a targeted IoT device.

Voting Village
  • Tod Beardsley, Director of Research, is speaking at Voting Village, focusing specifically on how to practice coordinated vulnerability disclosure when it comes to voting systems.

Come prepared with your toughest questions and let’s have a great discussion. Not only will you earn 1 CPE credit to keep your certifications current, but if you fill in your shipping details when you register, Rapid7 will send you a limited edition t-shirt designed exclusively for DEF CON 29. 


Deral Heiland

Research Lead, IoT, Rapid7

Deral Heiland, CISSP, has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, and has held multiple positions including: Senior Network Analyst, Network Administrator, Database Manager, Financial Systems Manager and Senior Information Security Analyst. Over the last 8+ years Heiland’s career has focused on security research, security assessments, penetration testing, and consulting for corporations and government agencies. Heiland has conducted security research on numerous technical subjects, releasing white papers, security advisories, and presenting at numerous national and international security conferences including Blackhat, Defcon, Shmoocon, DerbyCon, Hackcon Norway, and Hack In Paris. Heiland’s commentary has appeared in several media outlets and publications including ABC World News, Bloomberg UTV, MIT Technical Review, MSNBC, SC Magazine, Threat Post and The Register.

Erick Galinkin

Principal Artificial Intelligence Researcher, Rapid7

Erick Galinkin is a hacker and artificial intelligence researcher whose passion is in finding ways to both apply AI to security and apply security to AI. His experience spans the spectrum of information security, including threat intelligence, vulnerability discovery, data science, and malware analysis. As part of Rapid7’s OCTO Team, he conducts research and informs policy on the cybersecurity implications of artificial intelligence. Erick has presented his research at leading industry and academic conferences and actively writes papers for academic journals. Outside of Rapid7, Erick does research on the theory of deep learning and privacy preserving machine learning while pursuing his PhD at Drexel University.

Tod Beardsley

Research Director, Rapid7

Tod Beardsley is the director of research at Rapid7. He has over 20 years of hands-on security experience, stretching from in-band telephony switching to modern IoT implementations. He has held IT Ops and IT Security positions in large organizations such as 3Com, Dell, and Westinghouse, as both an offensive and defensive practitioner. Today, Tod directs the myriad security research programs and initiatives at Rapid7. He can be uniquely identified at https://keybase.io/todb.

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