• David Raviv

Past Event - March/2018

Fireside Chat with Mary Ellen Kennel, Vice President | Incident Response at BNY Mellon


Mary Ellen Kennel is currently employed as Vice President, Incident Response at Bank of New York Mellon, and she’s also a member of the BlackHat U.S.A. staff. Prior to BNY Mellon, she was a Senior Cyber Threat Analyst at First Data where she worked as the resident Hunt and Malware Analysis Subject Matter Expert. Before working with First Data, Mary Ellen was a Senior Incident Response and Forensic Analyst at Access Data where she performed numerous investigations for Fortune 500 companies including breaches, ip-theft, and data compromise.


Previously, Mary Ellen was employed by Protiviti as a Senior Forensic Analyst where she was part of the team which worked on the Sony breach. Mary Ellen has been published in “Hakin9” Magazine, and has earned the coveted “Super Honorable Mention” from the annual SANS Holiday Hack Challenge. A contributing author for SANS Institute’s SEC565 “Data Leak Prevention” course, Mary Ellen is also a Mennonite from Lancaster County and author of the Manhattan Mennonite blog.


In her spare time, Mary Ellen enjoys being with her family, and also being co-author of AboutDFIR.com, which has been nominated twice for the annual SANS Forensic: 4cast award.


David L. Schwed

Founding Program Director and Professor Cybersecurity Program, The Katz School at Yeshiva University


Short review of the program, requirements and benefits.


Talk: “Default Credentials: The Sweetness of Low Hanging Fruit”


Abstract Overview


Cyber is putting billions of dollars into research and defense but we’ve failed to detect and fix the basics.


Ken Belva Presented at AppSecUSA 2015, DefCon BioHacking Village, OWASP NYC, ISC2 NYM, ISSA NYM, and gloablly. Currently holds US patent for inventing new automated XSS detection and exploitation techniques. Has also held management level positions in cyber security.

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