Emily "Hexadecim8" Crose

Network Security

Emily Crose is a network security professional with over 10 years experience in the field. Currently, Emily consults on industrial secuity with clients ranging from the manufacturing to the transportation sector.

She has previously worked for the US intelligence community, and currently works with private sector security startups.

Professional

Emily's career has spanned over 10 years. Her applied security practice has been on network security mitigation. Beginning with a technical focus on defensive (blue team) work, she has since moved into red teaming and offensive security. Her professional technical interest has been tuned to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security over the last 5 years.

Emily is a seasoned presenter and has given countless high-level briefings on her work to members of the military as well as private sector leadership including Chief Information Security Officers and information security steering committees.

Emily has done extensive work with the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. In 2019, Emily worked with the museum to produce two different permanent exhibits in the museum. She also continues to be involved in Spy Museum operations as a participant in the museum's speaker series along with other notable speakers from the United States Intelligence Community.

Emily is also a member of the Spyex speaker series. Additional information can be found here.

At Home

I am not just a network security professional, I have hobbies and interests that don't intersect at all with security.

In my free time, I write essays, take care of my family, and enjoy an occassional drink or two. I also have a number of side-projects that keep my busy. I also enjoy raising pepper plants and making edible products from them.

I am a tea drinker (not to be confused with teetotaler), my favorite season is autumn, and I am an addict to true history and reasearching our past. I firmly believe that a person should not summarize themselves by the job they do, but by the actions they take which they aren't paid for.

2019-Current

Senior Industrial Pentester - Dragos Inc.

2017-2019

Senior Threat Hunter - Ironnet Cybersecurity

2010-2017

US Government (Various positions)

Formal Education

  • Eastern Michigan University - B.S. - Applied Information Assurance
  • Naval Postgraduate School - Certification Coursework

Certs

  • Security +
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

The Diana Initiative

Various roles including co-director of conference 2019

Motherboard Magazine Human Of The Year (2017)

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