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Presentation: RATs Without Borders

This presentation, “RATs Without Borders – Moving Your Cheese”, was presented on 29 March 2019 at BSidesATX.

Slides: BSides_ATX_2019.pdf


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Description: Antivirus solutions continue to fail us. This talk will highlight my research on the effectiveness of the leading AV solutions. The overall strategy is to create a RAT in every language, then test it against AV. As part of the talk, I will be releasing the source code for the RATs I have built to date (15+ languages) for red teams to use. Additionally, recommendations will be given to AV vendors to solve the issue and to blue teams to protect their environment until the AV vendors catch up.

Bio: Robert Neel has over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors in various administrator, defensive, and offensive roles. He is a graduate of NSA’s CNODP program and established USAA’s Red Team, and led it for five years. Robert recently stepped out on his own providing testing, red teaming, and consulting services through PEN Consultants, a company he founded. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children at their homestead in the Texas Hill Country.

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