Tyler Hudak

Practice Lead, Incident Response

Experience

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

TrustedSec Okta Breach Recommendations

TrustedSec’s Incident Response Team sent urgent communications to all IR retainer clients after the discovery of the compromise of Okta. Below are the recommendations provided with additional updates after reviewing more information on 03/23/2022. On March 22, 2022, the threat group LAPSUS$ announced a successful compromise of Okta, a heavily used identity and access management...
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Back to Basics: The TrustedSec Guide to Strong Cyber Hygiene

Every day, new challenges, attacks, and vulnerabilities are publicized. Just as attackers and the threat landscape are constantly changing, adapting, and evolving, so too must the Blue Teams and defenders who protect organizations against these threats. While the old adage may have been that attacks are rare and unlikely to happen, a new mentality of...
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Log4j Detection and Response Playbook

On December 09, 2021, a severe vulnerability for Apache Log4j was released (CVE-2021-44228). This vulnerability, also known as Log4Shell, allows remote code execution in many applications through web requests and without authentication. Almost immediately, many attackers on the Internet began to scan and exploit this vulnerability. This is meant to provide guidelines and recommendations on...
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Recent Webinars

Log4j: Live Update Webcast

Presented by TrustedSec & Binary Defense on December 14, 2021. During this live webcast we are covering the latest news and guidance on the Log4j vulnerability and what organizations can do to detect and respond to it. We will discuss...

The Ransomware Simulation

On September 30, 2021 TrustedSec gathered a panel of our experts to discuss threat hunting tactics and provided guidance for responding to ransomware attacks in front of a live audience. A range of strategies were presented regarding detection, deflection, and...
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Incident Response in the Cloud: Combating Business Email Compromise Threats

Incident Response in the Cloud Has Some Major Nuances. The cloud can significantly improve Incident Response capabilities if appropriately leveraged. However, many organizations, even those with traditional Incident Response plans, have faced a rude awakening with their first cloud incident....
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