• HELLO, I'M EVAN DAVISON.

  • WHAT I DO

    With hardly any experience in anything worth discussing, Evan is a frustrated and jaded security professional tired of responding to incidents and data owners in a broken mantra…"I told you so! Oh, you agree? Then WTF!" After a certification binge and stint at corporate ladder climbing, he abandoned all hope of making businesses and government any more secure from the inside. Now he breaks stuff...

    FireEye/Mandiant

    Evil Wizard

     

    This is my day to day...All around a great place to work.  They give me expensive toys, lots of research ideas, and a steady paycheck.  The first two make me happy and the last one makes my wife happy.

     

    SkydogCON

    Staff

     

    Technology, hacker, and maker conference where some of the best in the world come to speak, hack, and party. Held annually in Nashville, TN. This one "goes to 11!"

     

    2015 celebrated the 5th anniversary of SkyDogCon & was a great success!  This year the conference focused on building the community & creating an environment for individuals to interact, build relationships, & grow their skills. It’s a huge undertaking but even larger reward to help organize & execute each year.  Hope to see you there in 2016!

    Social-Engineer.org

    Staff

     

    Organizes and conducts the DEFCON Social Engineering Capture-the-Flag (SECTF) & other events.  A "Black Badge" event since its start, the crowds get bigger and bigger each year.

     

     

    Some of the best human hackers come out each year to show their skills and make everyone die laughing in a competition of whits and trickery that could make a lawyer blush.  Come early and don't leave your seat!

    Video Guy

    @CON Near You!

     

    I do a decent amount of recording for security conferences near and far. These are posted on YouTube without attribution or restriction.

     

    I'm on staff or volunteer at a number of conferences & events as I'm able to include:

    @SkyDogCon

    @DerbyCON

    @BSidesCHS

    @BSidesCLT

     

    If you're looking for help to record/stream video for your conference, check out my blog for resources or contact me.

  • Patents

    ------2015------

     

    Patent Pending: Mediated Encryption Policy Framework For User-Transparent Method-Agnostic Data Protection

    Full utility patent filed on "Presentation 6 1/2" presented at various conferences in 2013 & 2014. Hoping to ramp up development and change the world or something!

     

    ------2014------

     

    Provisional Data Protection Framework Patent

    To be released as open source data protection framework for ubiquitous computing ("the cloud"). Provisional patent awarded JAN 2014.

    Speaking Engagements

    ------2016------

     

    March 14

    Failing, Scaling…Abdicating​

    Chattanooga Chapter ISSA

     

    ------2015------

     

    November 14

    Going Nuclear: Exploiting Mass Emergency Notification Systems

    BSides Charleston, SC

     

    May 8

    “The Reporting Killchain: It’s killing your security!”

    Charlotte ISSA 11th Annual Security Summit

     

    April 18

    Zombies on the Airwaves!

    BSides Iowa

     

    February 3

    The Reporting Killchain: It's Killing Your Security!

    Chattanooga Chapter ISSA

     

    ------2014------

     

    November 22

    Allow myself to encrypt...myself!

    BSides, Charleston

    watch video

     

    October 24-26
    Zombies on the Airwaves!
    SkyDogCon, Nashville

    watch video

     

    October 16-17

    Zombies on the Airwaves!

    Hacker Halted, Atlanta

     

    August 5-6

    Allow myself to encrypt...myself!

    BSides, Las Vegas

    watch video

     

    July 17

    The Reporting Killchain: It's Killing Your Security!

    Charleston Chapter ISSA

     

    ------2013------

     

    November 1-2

    Siege Warfare & Fantasy Defense-in-Depth

    BSides Charleston

     

    October 9-10

    Data Mining for Continuous Monitoring & Compliance Reporting

    ISSA International Conference, Nashville

     

    July 31 - August 1
    Dungeons & Dragons, Siege Warfare, and Fantasy Defense in Depth

    BSides, Las Vegas

    watch video

     

    July 18
    Fantasy Tower Defense With Your Infrastructure
    Charleston Chapter ISSA

    watch video

     

    April 5-7

    Pay it Forward (then get it back): Online Asset Muling and Digital Money Laundering

    Outerz0ne 9, Atlanta

    I go to CONs...

    Blackhat, Las Vegas

    BSides, Las Vegas

    BSides, Augusta

    BSides, Charlotte

    BSides, Charleston

    CarolinaCON, Raleigh
    DEFCON, Las Vegas

    DerbyCON, Paducah

    Outerz0ne, Atlanta

    ShmooCon, D.C.

    SkydogCON, Nashville

    Others...

    Red Team Volunteer

    Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions

    Southeast CCDC, Atlanta GA

    Palmetto CCDC, Charleston SC

     

    It has been a blast to be invited to red team multiple CCDC events! These events always push me to get creative and allow me to "educate" the next generation of defenders.

  • INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

    Interview with TechTarget during ISSA International 2013

    Interview with TechTarget during ISSA International 2013

  • ATLANTA, GA, IS HOME.

    I FREQUENT CHARLESTON, D.C., NASHVILLE,

    & LAS VEGAS.

     

    IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, IF NO ONE ELSE CAN HELP, AND IF YOU CAN FIND ME, MAYBE YOU CAN...BREAK SOMETHING WITH ME?

    @pentestfail

     

    pentestfail

     

    pentestfail.com 

     

    pentestfail -at- gmail.com