Emily "Hexadecim8" Crose

Network Security

Emily Crose is a network security professional with over 10 years experience in the field.

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

Professional

In my 10-year career so far, my applied security practice has been on network security mitigation.

Beginning with a technical focus on defensive (blue team) work, I have since moved into red-teaming and offensive operations.

My technical interest has been tuned to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security in the last 4 years.

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.

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.

Current

Senior Industrial Pentester - Dragos Inc.

2017-2019

Senior Threat Hunter - Ironnet Cybersecurity

2010-2017

US Government

The Diana Initiative

Various roles including co-director of conference 2019

Motherboard Magazine Human Of The Year (2017)

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2020

Public Speaking

Dragos Industrial Security Conference (DISC)

Title: "Kyberite TTPs"

Summary: Red teaming in ICS differs from red teaming in IT environments. In this talk, Emily Crose and Chris Nourrie discuss some of those differences, along with some tools and techniques Dragos' red team uses in client engagements.

The Diana Initiative

"So, I Made A Microdot"

Summary: The history of illicit information transfer crosses directly over microdots. In this talk, Emily talks about the production process and how you can make a microdot at home with simple household items.

DEFCON Crypto Village

"Fun With FOIA"

Summary: Asking the government questions isn't as hard as you'd think. In this talk, Emily explains how to use the Freedom of Information Act to get answers to questions you have for the US Government.

BSides NOVA

"Burning Your SOCs: How Burnout Impacts Defense"

2019

Public Speaking

Spycast @ International Spy Museum

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BsidesCharm

"Anatomy & Evolution of a Fast Flux Malware Campaign"

2018

Public Speaking

The Diana Initiative

"Anatomy of a Massive Malware Campaign"

Tom Tom Founder's Festival

  • "Decrypting Crypto Fascist Symbolism With Tensorflow"
  • "Bias In Machine Learning"