BSidesKC Security Conference | April 20-21, 2018 | Cerner Innovations Campus, KC, MO

Keynote Speakers

Craig Smith  

Craig is the Research Director of Transportation Security at Rapid7 as well as the Founder of Open Garages. Open Garages is a distributed collective of performance tuners, mechanics, security researchers and artists. Craig is also the author of the Car Hacker's Handbook and runs a Security Consulting firm that specializes in automotive reverse engineering. He has developed many open source utilities to teach CAN bus to students and well as security penetration tools that can uncover vulnerabilities in vehicle and diagnostic systems. Craig is the core author of Metasploit's Hardware Bridge and  has work in the security field for over 20 years with the last 5 years focused on automotive.


Fred Wilmot 

Currently the CTO at PacketSled, Fred is driving their vision for automated network visibility, insight and response.  Fred previously built Security Operations Centers for Federal, Civilian and foreignorganizations as the founder of Splunk’s security practice, professional services offerings, and product research and innovation. He has worked on-site during breach response and remediation at many of the major breaches over the last few years. As a security consultant, Fred developed ICS/SCADA protocol signatures and ran vulnerability assessments on power distribution systems with DoE labs, and wrote signatures for mobile virii in US at large wireless carriers, including the first one in the US. Fred firmly believes in lowering the security skills poverty line by democratizing Security Operations, Analytics, Digital Forensics and Incident Response.  He has spoken at conferences around the world in support of the cause.  He Attended the US Naval Academy, and Florida State with a degree in Mathematics and History.


Ruby Rios 

Ruby is a senior student at Bishop Miege High School in Shawnee Mission, Kansas and a cybersecurity intern at Cerner Corporation. She’s a leader in her school’s FIRST Robotics and forensics teams, and she’s been especially active in the Kansas City community, working to improve STEM-related opportunities for young people (STEM = science, technology, engineering, and math). Ruby believes more interesting educational activities can help Kansas City take the lead in bringing more girls and more diversity into STEM fields. Besides her technology interests, Ruby also loves dancing, and her favorite video game might be “Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix”.