Monta Elkins

    Monta Elkins is currently “Hacker-in-Chief” for FoxGuard Solutions, an ICS patch provider.  He is a security researcher/consultant and BFFs with the elusive #TrooperBR549. Considered by many of his friends to be the Chuck Norris of ICS Cybersecurity, Rackspace enjoyed his tenure as Security Architect, and Radford University hired him as their first Information Security Officer.


    As the World’s Foremost Cordless Drill Hacker/Musician, Monta has been a speaker at more security and ICS conferences than even his enormous ego can remember including: DEFCON, EnergySec, GE Digital Energy, ICSJWG, Toshiba ICS, GridSecCon, CIP Emerging Technology Roundtable, ICS CyberSecurity, UTC Telecom, SANS ICS Summit, and Nuke CIP Pyongyang.  In his spare time, Monta is the totally-safe-for-work “Coke and Strippers” YouTube channel creator, solving all the world’s IoT and IIoT problems using Cold War era technologies.


    Known for having once discovered ALL the devices on an ICS network, Monta is the author and instructor of “Defense Against the Dark Arts” a series of hands-on hacker tools and techniques classes.  He has served as a guest lecturer for colleges, universities and elsewhere teaching Arduino programming/circuit design, SDR, and rapid prototyping techniques. As a small child, he entertained himself by memorizing Pi — backwards.