Monta Elkins


The award-winning Monta Elkins is Hacker-in-Chief for FoxGuard Solutions and the infamous creator of the electronics YouTube Channel, Coke & Strippers (aka Diet Coke and Wire Strippers).  https://tinyurl.com/y6vpmbw4

Considered by his friends to be the Chuck Norris of ICS Cybersecurity, Monta is a security researcher/consultant, a certified SANS instructor, and U.S. patent recipient.

He has been a speaker at more security conferences than even his enormous ego can remember, including: CS3STHLM, DEFCON, BSIDESLV, GridSecCon, Distributech, CIP Emerging Technology Roundtable, Protect Our Power, ICS CyberSecurity, UTC Telecom, Hack the Capitol, and SANS ICS Summit.

As a small child, Monta entertained himself by memorizing Pi — backwards.

My Sessions

Replicating a Nation State Style Chipping Attack on Cisco Firewalls

Stage 2

In October 2018, Bloomberg recounted a Chinese supply-chain attack on Supermicro motherboards used in servers for Amazon, Apple, and more than 20 other companies. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies This presentation demonstrates how I replicated it, on a Cisco firewall, with a shoestring budget, and how you can, too. You may have seen a preview of my work in […]

Attacks and Attackers Supply Chain