We Help The Helpers; You Can Too! – Ray Davidson – PSW #744

Michigan has a group of volunteers who assist local governments and public services with incident response. The program is relatively mature, and will be presented (along with those of Ohio and Wisconsin) at the upcoming National Governors Association Cybersecurity Summit. Come hear the interview and scoop the governors!

Segment Resources:
Our home page http://micybercorps.org
Our supporting legislation https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/mcl/pdf/mcl-Act-132-of-2017.pdf
Our partner organization https://www.michigan.gov/dtmb/services/cybersecurity/cyber-partners
Key article in moving our development forward – https://warontherocks.com/2018/01/estonias-approach-cyber-defense-feasible-united-states/
An article with more info https://www.lawfareblog.com/bridging-state-level-cybersecurity-resources Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/psw for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

We Help The Helpers; You Can Too!


Ray Davidson

Ray Davidson – Program Lead at Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps


Ray Davidson, PhD served as dean at the SANS Technology Institute during its founding,and now leads the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps – the first completely civilian, state sponsored team of incident responders in the country. He continues to serve as a mentor, subject matter expert and technical reviewer for the SANS Institute, and for anyone else who will listen.

He holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, and several infosec certifications. He has professional experience as as a newspaper carrier (on a bicycle!), telephone operator (Hello Ernestine!), pharmaceutical research scientist, and cybersecurity thought follower. He has been a college professor, and has cofounded a security startup. Mostly he is passionate about empowering others to do the right thing. And dance.


Josh Marpet

Josh Marpet – Executive Director at RM-ISAO


Executive Director, RM-ISAO
Co-founder, MJM Growth
IANS Faculty
Blockchain Patent Holder
MISTI Instructor
Entrepreneurship Curmudgeon
Board Member BSidesDE
Board Member BSidesDC
Ex-cop and Fireman

Larry Pesce

Larry Pesce – Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians


Larry’s core specialties include hardware and wireless hacking, architectural review, and traditional pentesting. He also regularly gives talks at DEF CON, ShmooCon, DerbyCon, and various BSides. Larry holds the GAWN, GCISP, GCIH, GCFA, and ITIL certifications, and has been a certified instructor with SANS for 5 years, where he trains the industry in advanced wireless and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) hacking. Larry’s independent research for the show has led to interviews with the New York Times with MythBusters’ Adam Savage, hacking internet-connected marital aids on stage at DEFCON, and having his RFID implant cloned on stage at Shmoocon. When not hard at work, Larry enjoys long walks on the beach weighed down by his ham radio, (DE KB1TNF), and thinking of ways to survive the impending zombie apocalypse.

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian – Founder at Security Weekly


Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson – Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element


As the Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, Tyler leads a team of high-performance security professionals within the offensive security field by simulating sophisticated adversaries and creating scalable offensive security platforms using the latest techniques as seen in the wild. With over 2 decades of experience, Tyler specializes in Red Teaming, APT threat modeling, blackbox network penetration testing, and Physical/Social-Engineering. Tyler has presented at multiple conferences including BSides, DefCon and Blackhat panels, SANS security events and to multiple branches of the military.


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