Drew Kirkpatrick

Senior Security Consultant

Experience

Drew has 20 years of experience designing and building complex systems, including application security, network policy management, machine learning, and transit and aerospace systems. These days he works to improve Information Security by applying penetration testing and computer science to assess the security posture of TrustedSec clients. Before joining TrustedSec, he was a Security Researcher at NopSec and Secure Decisions as well as a Senior Computer Scientist for the U.S. Navy.

Education & Certifications

OSCP, GWAPT

M.S. Computer Science – Florida Institute of Technology

M.S. Computer Information Systems – Florida Institute of Technology

B.A. Psychology/Economics – St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Professional Affiliations

OWASP, TOOOL

Industry Contributions

Drew has developed and contributed to several open source projects, including OWASP Attack Surface Detector and various machine learning and penetration testing tool projects.

Passion for Security

Drew’s love for building complex systems led to the discovery that he found tremendous joy in breaking complex systems—in a good way.

Recent Blog Posts

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On the possibility of obfuscating code using neural networks

In this blog post, I will cover the current state of my research investigating the possibility of using neural networks to hide shellcode. But before we dig in, I will provide a little background information. For those unfamiliar with neural networks, they are a type of computer system design that is inspired by how human...
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