SecTools Podcast Series

SecTools #22

Conversations with Nishant Sharma about PA Toolkit, VoIPShark, and BLE Mystique.

Nishant Sharma Sanoop Thomas 06 Sep, 2020

Nishant Sharma leads R&D at Pentester Academy and Attack Defense. He has 8+ years of experience in the information security field including 6+ years in WiFi security research and development. He has conducted classroom trainings in Blackhat USA, HITB Amsterdam/Singapore, RootCon, OWASP NZ Day. He has presented research and conducted workshops at Blackhat USA/Asia, DEF CON China, HITB, RootCon, …

SecTools #21

Conversations with Emily Wenger about the Fawkes project.

Emily Wenger Sanoop Thomas 11 Aug, 2020

Emily Wenger is a PhD student at the University of Chicago studying machine learning security and privacy. She’s particularly interested in understanding and preventing the unintended uses/abuses of facial recognition technology.

Emily and team has built Fawkes, a system that helps individuals inoculate their images against unauthorized facial recognition models. Fawkes achieves this by helping …

SecTools #20

Conversations with Isaac Evans about semgrep - a lightweight, offline, open-source, static code analysis tool.

Isaac Evans Sanoop Thomas 05 Jul, 2020

Isaac Evans is the leader of r2c (, a small startup working on giving security tools directly to developers. Previously, he conducted research into binary exploitation bypasses for techniques like control-flow integrity and novel hardware defenses on new architectures like RISC-V as a researcher at the US Defense Department under a SFS program and at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Isaac …

SecTools #19

Conversations with Kai Jern Lau about Qiling Framework (

Kai Jern Lau Sanoop Thomas 20 Apr, 2020

Kai Jern (xwings), is Lab Director of The ShepherdLab, of JD Security. His research topic mainly on embedded device, hardware security, blockchain security, reverse engineering and various security topics. He presented his findings in different international security conferences like Defcon, HITB, Codegate, QCon, KCon, Brucon, H2HC and etc. He conducted hardware Hacking course in various places …

SecTools #18

Conversations with HD Moore about Metasploit Project and more.

HD Moore Sanoop Thomas 10 Apr, 2020

HD Moore is the founder and CEO of Critical Research, makers of Rumble, a network discovery and asset inventory platform. HD is best known for creating the Metasploit Framework in 2003 and overseeing its development and path to its current model under Rapid7. HD continues to conduct security assessments, build products, and contribute to open source, pushing the status quo through research. His …

SecTools #17

Conversations with Dr. Brian Carrier about Autopsy and Sleuth Kit.

Dr. Brian Carrier Sanoop Thomas 13 Mar, 2020

Dr. Brian Carrier leads the digital forensics team at Basis Technology, which builds software for incident response, digital forensics, and custom mission needs. He is the author of the book File System Forensic Analysis and developer of several open source digital forensics analysis tools, including The Sleuth Kit and Autopsy. Brian has a Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University and …

SecTools #16

Conversations with Miroslav Stampar about SQL injection tool, SQLMap.

Miroslav Stampar Sanoop Thomas 19 Jan, 2020

IT Security Advisor - Expert at Croatian Government’s CERT, part of the Information Systems Security Bureau (ZSIS). Born in 1982., writing and breaking computer code for as long as I can remember. A PhD candidate with Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Hacker, challenge solver, occasional CTF-er …

SecTools #15

Conversations with Joakim Kennedy about Go Reverse Engineering Toolkit (

Joakim Kennedy Sanoop Thomas 28 Oct, 2019

Joakim Kennedy is a Threat Intelligence Manager for Anomali. His job involves analyzing malware, tracking threat actors and numerous other responsibilities around threat intelligence. He often leads efforts around the Anomali Threat Research Team’s reports and blogs. His tool the “Go Reverse Engineering Toolkit” ( was presented at Black Hat Arsenal 2019 and he has been a featured …

SecTools #14

Conversations with Giovanni Rattaro about Tsurugi Linux.

Giovanni Rattaro Sanoop Thomas 27 Oct, 2019

Giovanni Rattaro is a senior cyber security expert and manager based in Paris, old Italian Backtrack Linux ambassador/staff and ex DEFT Linux developer, now is the Tsurugi Linux core developer. DFIR instructor in his free time, he has spoken in several security conferences and he is passionate of many other topics like cyber-threat intelligence investigations, OSINT and interpersonal …

SecTools #13

Conversations with Ajin Abraham about some of his works including Mobile Security Framework (MobSF), Xenotix xBOT, NodeJsScan and more.

Ajin Abraham Sanoop Thomas 16 Jun, 2019

Ajin Abraham is a Security Engineer with 8+ years of experience in Application Security including 4 years of Security Research. He is passionate on developing new and unique security tools. Some of his contributions to Hacker’s arsenal include OWASP Xenotix XSS Exploit Framework, Mobile Security Framework (MobSF), Xenotix xBOT, NodeJsScan etc to name a few. He has been invited to speak at …