Ed has taught over 20,000 cybersecurity professionals the art of responding to advanced cyber attackers as well as conducting in-depth penetration tests and attack simulations. He bases these lessons on the real-world experience he has learned through his work on over 200 actual large-scale cyber breach cases. For the past 5 years, Ed has presented a keynote briefing to over 8,000 professionals at the RSA Conference on the top new attack techniques every cybersecurity practitioner needs to know about. The RSA Conference keynote Ed leads has consistently drawn the highest reviews of all RSA Conference keynotes, year after year. Ed and his team also built CyberCity, the urban cyber-warfare simulator featured on the Washington Post’s front page. Additionally, Ed leads the team that creates the SANS Holiday Hack Challenge with KringleCon, hosting over 19,000 people annually in a fun, holiday-themed online cybersecurity challenge and conference event.
Some feedback from Ed’s RSA Conference talk and panel in 2021:
“I enjoyed Alan Paller, Johannes Ullrich, Heather Mahalik, Katie Nickels, and Ed Skoudis. Ed was the hero once again. Look forward to hearing him again. Thank you!”
“Very excellent program especially from Skoudis and Mahalik. Easily the best program I saw the entire week.”
“Quite possibly the best session of the entire conference. Thank you!”
“Best Keynote of RSA! Really hit the mark on delivering your content in a way that was slightly more technical than most keynotes (perfect for SANS representatives), but still at the right level for such a mixed crowd (not too technical).”
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