Big data tools: Understand your cyber operating environment the easier way and sleep better!

You can put just about everything on the internet today. From traditionals (laptops, servers, phones, network hardware, etc.) to Internet of Things (smart speakers, thermostats, fridges, crockpots, and more) to everything else (ICS/SCADA, sensors, cars, and others), do you really know what is in your Cyber Operating Environment? Are you vulnerable (due to the “smart” thing your employee BYOD’d)? Is your data leaking right now (via something you thought you could trust)? If any of these questions keep you up at night, then this talk is for you! Let’s explore “free” (other than your time) big data tools, tactical techniques, and concepts you can use right now to begin to understand the cyber stuff in your environment! And hopefully sleep a little better!

Instructor background

Brad serves in the Colorado Army National Guard as a Cyber Warfare Officer leading the next generation of soldiers in today’s Cyber fight. In the last year he has presented on cyber incident response to over 1000 emergency management personnel helping to prepare the nation in advance of the 2020 elections. In his civilian job he is the Head of Cybersecurity for zvelo in Greenwood Village, CO. He holds numerous professional certifications including CISSP-ISSEP, CISM, PMP, C|EH, RHCSA, and GIAC (GCED, GMON, and GCIH) to name a few. He has over 23 years of experience in the military, government, and private sectors. Brad’s major research areas include utilizing Open Source capabilities to help organizations close gaps in their security, characterize the cyber operating environments, and gain visibility to stacks of data. He’s been known to drown a few Lego people to illustrate the practical reality of cyber effects.


The following tools should be downloaded and installed: