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

Malicious Macros for Script Kiddies

Introduction Macros seem like the new hotness amongst hackers, but I thought macros were just simple scripts that some accountant in finance used to simplify their spreadsheets. How can I use and abuse these things to Hack the Planet and rule the world? How can something designed in the 90s still be relevant? In previous...
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Developing with VBA for Script Kiddies

Introduction Now that I can read these macros and code snippets on stackexchange, how do I really make use of VBA? There must be more than meets the eye. How can I transform this BASIC code into something to pwn the world? I want to develop something! After learning the reason we should be looking...
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The VBA Language for Script Kiddies

Introduction Thanks to your super spiffy explainer on macros, I know why I should go old school and start coding in VBA, but I can’t even read it, let alone hack it. Do you have Google translate for VBA or possibly a Babel fish? Great, I’ve convinced you that you need to start looking at...
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