Topher is currently a Security Researcher at Intel’s Security Center of Excellence (SeCoE) learning the dark insides of hardware. He holds a bachelors in Computer Science with an emphasis in Security and Information Assurance from Southern Oregon University. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, Topher had a research emphasis on reverse engineering, malware, exploitation development, incident response and live memory hacking.
Topher instructed courses on malware analysis and memory forensics at SOU while also managing their cybersecurity research lab. Mainly focusing on .NET memory hijacking, he has produced tools that allow for new post exploitation attack sequences and discussed them at DEF CON 23, BSidesPDX, and SecTor 2015.
Outside of working on research or course material Topher enjoys hiking, mountain biking, playing guitar and discovering new music.