Ken Pyle

Partner @ DFDR Consulting

Ken Pyle, Partner DFDR Consulting

Ken Pyle is a partner of DFDR Consulting specializing in Information Security, Computer Forensics, Enterprise Virtualization and Network Engineering. Ken has an extensive background in Network Penetration and Remediation, Compliance and Secure Design. Prior to joining DFDR, he served as a Security and Network Engineer for several Information Technology companies and as the IT Director/Security Engineer of a large accounting firm. Ken has consulted with financial institutions, banks, government defense contractors and other highly secure facilities on issues of Information Security, Computer Forensics and Secure Network Design.

Weaponized Metadata – Controlling the Information Perimeter

 This session will outline attacks and sources of metadata which can be used by attackers/malicious parties to compromise modern organizations. Metadata is heavily leveraged by malicious actors for a variety of purposes, including compromise of assets, targeting for ransomware attacks, corporate espionage and other illegal acts. Information such as user passwords, phishing risk, network maps, and relationships are easily gleaned by attackers through novel farming of public information. This session will show “old tricks” and original research on the subject, demonstrating the power and risk associated with public information and online  metadata.