Adam Todd

Senior Research Analyst

Experience

Adam is a Senior Research Analyst for TrustedSec’s Research and Development Team. He has over 10 years of experience in the computer security field with a diversified background. He started his journey as a penetration tester in the private sector, moved into developing offensive and defensive capabilities in the public sector, and finally got into forensic investigations and incident response before joining TrustedSec.

Education & Certifications

BS Computer Science from Michigan State University MS Information Assurance from the Air Force Institute of Technology GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA) GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

Industry Contributions

A. Todd, J. Benson, G. Peterson, T. Franz, M. Stevens, and R. Raines, “An Analysis of Forensic Tools in Detecting Rootkits and Hidden Processes,” in Advances in Digital Forensics III, Boston; Springer, 2007. A. Todd, R. Raines, R. Baldwin, B. Mullens, and S. Rogers, “Alert Verification Evasion Through Server Response Forging,” in Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection, Boston; Springer, 2007.

Passion for Security

Adam’s passion for computers and security came from a healthy diet of films as a child including The Matrix, Hackers, and Sneakers. Since then he has attempted to Hack the Planet using sshnuke, and, of course, my voice is my passport. Verify me.

Recent Blog Posts

BITS Persistence for Script Kiddies

Introduction Using and abusing the BITS service is a lot of fun. I can’t believe Windows just gives away this hacker tool for free. But wait, wait, are you telling me that there’s more? Does it come with a free blender? What else can this service do for me? In the last installment, we covered...
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BITS for Script Kiddies

Introduction Well, I finally popped a box, but the EDR keeps sucking up all my tools. There must be a way to do some basic things on the box without getting caught. How can I poke around and do some stuff without possibly burning all my tools? After all the hard work of getting onto...
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Group Policy for Script Kiddies

Introduction I’ve finally moved up in the world and am pwning companies instead of n00bs, but all the workstations are locked down. What is this Group Policy thing? Why is it harshing my mellow? So, you’ve finally moved up into the big leagues. You’re no longer wasting your time hacking your friends, parents, or that...
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