Recon 2011

Aaron Portnoy

Aaron Portnoy is the Manager of the Security Research Team at TippingPoint Technologies. His group is responsible for reverse engineering vulnerability submissions to the Zero Day Initiative program, discovering new 0day vulnerabilities in enterprise software, developing tools to aid in these processes, and architecting competitions such as Pwn2Own.

Aaron has discovered critical exploitable vulnerabilities affecting a wide range of vendors including, but not limited to: Microsoft, Adobe, RSA, Novell, Symantec, HP, IBM, SAP, and VMware. He has presented original research in the areas of reverse engineering and vulnerability discovery at conferences such as BlackHat, CanSecWest, BlueHat, RSA, and RECon. Additionally, Aaron has been an invited speaker at the National Security Agency, has been referenced in several published books, and guest lectures on reverse engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU each fall.