CypherCon 2023

Hacker 101 Intro

Trenton Ivey


One of the things that I love about Cyphercon is the collective willingness to try new things. Exploration is at the heart of the hacker mindset – ignoring illusionary constraints and finding novel, often non-linear, ways to approach challenges.

This year, like most years, we are trying something different. In this track intro, Trenton will kick off the Hacker 101 talks, introduce the Friday Open Mic, and will commence the first-ever Hungry Hungry Hacker challenges.

Trenton Ivey

Hungry Hacker

Trenton Ivey is a seasoned cybersecurity expert with extensive experience in offensive research and development. He has the unique opportunity to work with some of the world’s top hackers to legally compromise large organizations, providing invaluable insights into their security posture. Trenton has also played a crucial role in several high-profile incident-response engagements, leveraging his adversarial mindset to assist organizations in responding to and recovering from cyberattacks.

In addition to his offensive expertise, Trenton is passionate about fostering collaboration between Red and Blue teams. He understands the importance of a holistic approach to cybersecurity and believes that effective defense requires a deep understanding of offensive tactics and techniques. By promoting collaboration and knowledge-sharing between these teams, Trenton believes that organizations can develop more resilient and effective cybersecurity strategies.