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

TrustedSec Security Blog

2023 Resolutions for Script Kiddies

Introduction 2022 was a tough year. It seemed like no one was safe. Nvidia, Samsung, Ubisoft, T-Mobile, Microsoft, Okta, Uber—and those were just some of Lapsus$’s breaches. What’s a Script Kiddie to do to be better protected in 2023? Another year in the books, and it was another big year for cybersecurity. While 2022 did...
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More Active Directory for Script Kiddies

Introduction So… Active Directory is amazing. It tells me everything I want to know—a regular Ask Jeeves for the whole domain—but I’m sure there is more that it can do. What else am I missing? In a previous article, I described the Active Directory (AD) service and how a Script Kiddie might use it to...
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Active Directory for Script Kiddies

Introduction It seems like all these corporate types are using Active Directory. What is this “Active Directory”? And how can I use it to make my job as a Script Kiddie easier? Active Directory (AD) is a directory service developed by Microsoft for Windows networks and computers. A directory service is a shared database for...
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