2020 National Cyber Summit

Summit Speaker Michael Portera

Session Information

Don't Forget to Wipe
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On June 29, 2018, Toys R Us shut its doors to the public after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The months leading up to that day consisted of liquidating its assets, including the computer equipment found in local stores. While everything should have been sanitized before being let go, it wasn’t. In this talk, I’ll review my forensics investigation: what I was able to recover, how I did it, and the importance of sanitizing devices before disposing. Spoiler alert: it's bad.
Von Braun Center - South Hall | Ballroom 1
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Michael Portera
Red Team Security Engineer
Millennium Corporation
Michael is a Red Team Operator at Millennium Corporation. Before trying to hack all the things, he focused on threat hunting and security analytics. He’s been featured in the official Raspberry Pi magazine (MagPi) and has given talks at conferences like Shmoocon and Cyphercon. He enjoys maker culture, CTFs, arcade games, and dance parties with his toddler.