John Hammond is a Security Researcher at Huntress as well as a cybersecurity instructor, developer, red teamer, and CTF enthusiast. John is a former Department of Defense Cyber Training Academy curriculum developer and teacher for the Cyber Threat Emulation course, educating both civilian and military members on offensive Python, PowerShell, other scripting languages and the adversarial mindset. He personally developed training material and infosec challenges for events such as PicoCTF and the “Capture the Packet” competition at DEFCON US.
John speaks at security conferences such as BsidesNoVA, to students at colleges such as the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and other events like the SANS Holiday Hack Challenge/KringleCon. He is an online YouTube personality showcasing programming tutorials, cybersecurity guides, and CTF video walkthroughs.
In this episode, we discuss how he started in pen-testing, contributing to the community, pen-testing vs purple teaming, setting the rules for engagement, solving the same problems, diversity and inclusion, and so much more.
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