Topher is currently a Principal Vulnerability Enthusiast at a Fortune 100 Red Team and enjoys causing constructive mischief. Coming from an offensive security background, he has a research emphasis on reverse engineering, malware, exploitation development, and live memory hacking. He has spoken at various security conferences including DEF CON, SecTor, ToorCamp and BSides PDX. Some of his presentations can be found on Speaker Deck.
He holds a bachelors in Computer Science with an emphasis in Security and Information Assurance from Southern Oregon University. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, Topher instructed courses on malware analysis and memory forensics while also managing the SOU cybersecurity research lab. Mainly focusing on .NET memory hijacking during his studies at university, he has produced tools that allow for new post exploitation attack sequences.
Topher currently holds the following professional certifications:
Topher is also an active contributor to the community and has ran the BsidesPDX CTF in 2016 and 2017.
Outside of working on research or course material Topher enjoys hiking, mountain biking, playing guitar and discovering new music.