SecTools Podcast Series

SecTools #25

Conversations with Paulino Calderon about nmap project, participating and mentoring GSoC programs and more.

Paulino Calderon Sanoop Thomas 10 Dec, 2020

Paulino Calderon (@calderpwn) is a published author and international speaker with over 12 years of experience in network and application security. When he isn’t traveling to security conferences or consulting for Fortune 500 companies with Websec, a company he co-founded in 2011, he spends peaceful days enjoying the beach in Cozumel, Mexico. He loves open-source software and has contributed to …

SecTools #24

Conversations with Anastasios Stasinopoulos about Commix Project.

Anastasios Stasinopoulos Sanoop Thomas 21 Nov, 2020

Anastasios Stasinopoulos is a Senior Penetration Tester at Obrela Labs - Obrela Security Industries and has a professional experience over 6 years in the field of Information Security working exclusively as a Penetration Tester. Anastasios earned the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in “Surveying & Geoinformatics Engineering” from Technological Institution of Athens, the Master …

SecTools #23

Conversations with Steve Springett about Dependency Track, OWASP SCVS and CycloneDX.

Steve Springett Sanoop Thomas 19 Oct, 2020

Steve Springett is the Senior Security Architect at ServiceNow, Chicago. Steve educates teams on the strategy and specifics of developing secure software. He practices security at every stage of the development lifecycle by leading sessions on threat modeling, secure architecture and design, static/dynamic/component analysis, offensive research, and defensive programming techniques.

Steve’s …

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 …