2019 National Cyber Summit

Summit Speaker Dr. Ben Denton

Session Information

You Mad? Binary Analysis with the Angr Framework
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 04:15PM - 05:00PM
This talk presents the binary analysis framework, angr, developed by the CTF team, Shellphish. angr was a foundational capability in their third place finish in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge. We introduce the basic knowledge required for performing binary analysis and live demonstrations of using angr to solve CTF challenges, detect vulnerabilities in binary code, and discover backdoors in embedded devices.
Without source code, Binary analysis is an important software assurance capability in software security. Typical binary analysis techniques involve reverse engineering and fuzz testing, both manually intensive and time-consuming tasks. angr is a multi-architecture binary analysis toolkit with the capability to perform dynamic symbolic execution and various static analyses on binary code.
This presentation will benefit anyone interested in software exploitation, penetration testing, or a software security engineer that wishes to perform analysis of third-party libraries or other binary code.
South Hall - Ballroom 2
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Dr. Ben Denton
Technical Director
DESE Research
Dr. Ben Denton is the Technical Directory for Cybersecurity at DESE Research, Inc. where he leads technical efforts in technology protection and cybersecurity research for Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems. Ben currently supports the U.S. Army focusing on software assurance, reverse engineering, and cyber threat intelligence. Ben's previous experience includes foreign material exploitation and high-fidelity modeling and simulation for the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC), US Army Red Team supporting test & evaluation at the U.S. Army Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO), Information Assurance and Network Security for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), network security and administration for the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant, and drive-through cashier at Taco Bell.

Ben holds a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University, along with multiple IT and cybersecurity certifications. Ben enjoys long walks on the beach, coffee, Nashville Predators Hockey, and cracking passwords.