Keynote - Monta Elkins

Monta Elkins

The award-winning Monta Elkins is Hacker-in-Chief for FoxGuard Solutions, a SANS Certified Instructor, Cybersecurity Researcher, U.S. Patent recipient, and Educator. He is also known as the infamous creator of the electronics YouTube Channel “Diet Coke and Wire Strippers” (aka “Coke & Strippers”) https://tinyurl.com/y6vpmbw4.

Considered by many of his friends to be the Chuck Norris of ICS (Industrial Control System) Cybersecurity, Monta Elkins is also BFFs with the elusive #TrooperBR549. His most recent research accomplishment is featured at WIRED. https://www.wired.com/story/plant-spy-chips-hardware-supermicro-cheap-proof-of-concept

Monta has been a speaker at more security and ICS conferences than even his enormous ego can remember including: DEFCON, CS3STHLM, BSIDESLV, GE Digital Energy, ICSJWG, GridSecCon, Distributech, CIP Emerging Technology Roundtable, ICS CyberSecurity, UTC Telecom, Hack the Capitol, and SANS ICS Summit. In total he has presented at over 50 different security conferences in the past 7 years.

Known for having once discovered ALL the devices on an ICS network, he has served as a guest lecturer for colleges, universities, and elsewhere teaching Arduino programming/circuit design, SDR, rapid prototyping techniques, and other ICS and security topics.

As a small child, Monta entertained himself by memorizing Pi – backwards.