Tyler Hudak

Practice Lead, Incident Response


Tyler has over 20 years of real-world experience in incident handling, malware analysis, computer forensics, and information security for multiple organizations. He has spoken and taught at a number of security conferences about topics ranging from incident response to penetration testing techniques.

Education & Certifications

BS Computer Science, University of Akron, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)

Industry Contributions

MASTIFF Static Analysis Framework

Passion for Security

Tyler’s passion for incident response stems from his love of solving puzzles. He uses this ambition to get to the bottom of issues at hand; whether it’s forensic analysis of a disk, reverse engineering or malware, or the latest CTF contest, Tyler is driven to uncover every detail.

Recent Blog Posts

New Service Launched in Response to Hafnium Attacks

Over the last several days, many organizations have been affected by the Microsoft Exchange Hafnium attacks. As a result, TrustedSec’s Incident Response team has gained a lot of experience in a very short time on how to respond to these attacks and what to look for. Many of the compromised servers we have examined were...

Are You Looking for Ants or Termites?

Over the last several months, I’ve noticed something when discussing Incident Response (IR) with clients. There is often confusion between the expectation and reality concerning the end results of an IR investigation. My goal here is to clarify and set those expectations, and to show how Threat Hunting factors in. When TrustedSec gets called to...

NetScaler Honeypot

The Citrix NetScaler remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-19781) has been a pretty popular topic over the last few weeks. Once public exploits of the vulnerability started to appear in the wild, TrustedSec deployed a Citrix NetScaler honeypot. We did not have to wait long for the attacks to begin. Less than 24 hours after deployment,...
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Recent Webinars

2020 Security Trends from TrustedSec—What’s Happening Today, Tomorrow and Far Out

This webinar was recorded on January 22, 2020 No one likes surprises, especially of the security kind. We’d all like to know what the future holds. A lot of research organizations are putting out predictions for security that are all...

Simulating a Cyber Attack – Table-Top Best Practices

Recorded March 27, 2019 at 1 P.M. EST Practice? We’re talking about practice?! Cyber attacks are an organizational concern. In order to build an effective security program, it’s impossible to rely on “best practice” policies without testing and vetting them...
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