Lesley Carhart (GCIH, GREM, GCFA, GPEN, B.S. Network Technologies, DePaul University) is a 20+ year IT industry veteran, including 13 years in information security (specifically, digital forensics and incident response). She speaks and writes about digital forensics and incident response, Industrial Control System Security, OSINT, and information security careers. Lesley is heavily involved in the Chicagoland information security community, and is staff at Circle City Con, Indianapolis.
Lesley has received the ‘Solving for X’ award from Guidance / OpenText, and has been named a top woman in cybersecurity by CyberScoop News and Information Security Solutions Review.
In her free time, Lesley studies three martial arts, is a competitive pistol marksman, and is generally all around a huge geek.
Lesley loves to speak about information security and digital forensics to technical and non-technical audiences, and would be happy to come to your con or speak to your class (time allowing)! Please reach out to @hacks4pancakes on Twitter, or at hacks4pancakes [[at]] gmail. Inquiries are welcome in English, en français, or 한국어로.
You can view some of Lesley’s talks here:
Media Appearances and Bylines:
From Triton to Stuxnet: Preparing for OT Incident Response
Threatpost – Nov 12, 2020
NBC Chicago – Dec 19, 2018
Why “crashing the grid” doesn’t keep cyber experts awake at night
Axios – Aug 23, 2018
Career Opportunities Are Not Prevented by Inexperience
InfoSecurity Mag – 7 Aug 2018
New bill could let companies retaliate against hackers
CNNMoney–Oct 19. 2017
Landing that infosec job: These experts share their best career advice
ZDNet–Aug 21, 2017
Beware of Security by Press Release
Krebs on Security–Aug 10, 2017
The day a mysterious cyber-attack crippled Ukraine
BBC News Jul 4, 2017
Why old tech is scarier than Hollywood AI
CNNMoney Jun 30, 2017
Ukraine’s ransomware attack was a ruse to hide culprit’s identity, researchers say
Washington Post Jun 29, 2017
The global ransomware attack weaponized software updates
The Verge Jun 27, 2017
Cyber-attack was about data and not money, say experts
BBC News Jun 27, 2017
Was a nation-state behind ‘Petya’? Hack posed as ransomware for destruction not financial gain
International Business Times Jun 27, 2017
Why ransomware attacks keep happening
CNNMoney Jun 27, 2017
Vladimir Putin’s Russia: Will It Rock America’s Vote?
Newsweek–Oct 22, 2016
Microsoft’s Edge browser may be storing private browsing data
The Verge–Jan 27, 2016
Clinton email highlights frustrating reality of bypassed IT policies
CSO Online–Sep 8, 2016
Avoiding burnout: Ten tips for hackers working incident response
CSO–Apr 30, 2014