Meet the Sacis

Or should we call them ninjas?  Nah, everybody else does that already...


Oleksandr Bazhaniuk

Alex Bazhaniuk (@ABazhaniuk) is an independent security researcher. Previously, Alex was a member of the Advanced Threat Research and Security Center of Excellence teams at Intel and Intel Security. His primary interest is the security and exploitation of low-level platform hardware and firmware, exploitation and binary analysis automation. His work has been presented at a number of security conferences. He is also a co-founder of DCUA, the first DEFCON group and CTF team in Ukraine. 


Alex Matrosov

Alex Matrosov is a Principal REsearch Scientist at Cylance. He has over a decade of experience with reverse engineering, advanced malware analysis, firmware security, and advanced exploitation techniques. Before joining Cylance, Alex served as Principal Security Researcher at Intel Security Center of Excellence (SeCoE) where he lead BIOS security for Client Platforms. Before this role, Alex spent over six years at Intel Advanced Threat Research team and ESET as Senior Security Researcher. He is also author and co-author of the numerous research papers and the book "Rootkits and Bootkits: Reversing Modern Malware and Next Generation Threats". Alex is frequently invited to speak at security conferences, such as REcon, Ekoparty, Zeronigths, Black Hat and DEF CON. Also, he is awarded by Hex-Rays for open-source plugin HexRaysCodeXplorer which is developed and supported since 2013 by REhint's team.


Mike Ossmann

Michael Ossmann is a wireless security researcher who makes hardware for hackers. Best known for the open source HackRF, Ubertooth, and GreatFET projects, he founded Great Scott Gadgets in an effort to put exciting, new tools into the hands of innovative people.


Butterly & Schmidt

Brian is a security researcher, analyst and simply a hacker at Heidelberg (Germany) based ERNW GmbH. Coming from the field of electronic engineering he tends to choose alternate approaches when hitting new projects. He currently works on the intersection of embedded-, mobile and telco-security, with tasks and research ranging from evaluating apps and devices through to analyzing their transport networks and backend infrastructures. Resulting from the broad range of practical experience and natural curiosity he has developed a very diverse set of skills and knowledge. He enjoys cracking open black boxes and learning about their details down to the electronic circuits and creating the tools he needs on the way. He is always happy to share his knowledge and findings. 


Hendrik Schmidt is a seasoned security researcher with vast experiences in large and complex enterprise networks. He is a pentester at the German based ERNW GmbH with focus on telecommunication networks. Over the years he evaluated and reviewed all kinds of network protocols and applications. He loves to play with complex technologies and networks and demonstrated several implementation and design flaws. In this context he learned how to play around with core and backhaul networks, wrote protocol fuzzers and spoofers for testing implementations and security architecture. As his profession of pentester, security researcher and consultant he will happily share his knowledge with the audience.


 Gustavo Scotti

Gustavo Scotti (aka csh): did some cool stuff in the security space - including the infamous tsl-bind exploit, PS2 reverse engineering, and the Axur05 e-zine. Software engineer at Microsoft, worked from Xbox One's secure boot, content protection, and anti-piracy to cryogenic computing research. Currently playing with FPGA in data centers.