Nate got his start in computers learning BASIC at 8 years old, hacked his first BBS over 2400 baud dialup and has dabbled with everything from reverse engineering IoT devices to network exploitation and building clever hardware hacks of magnetic stripe, RFID, NFC and VOIP systems. He spent 18 years as a Network Engineer designing, building and troubleshooting enterprise & carrier-grade networks for most of the Fortune 500 and in his spare time, continues to research network attack surface. He currently performs Windows and Hyper-V vulnerability response for the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) and was directly involved with remediating MS17-010, Spectre & Meltdown, and numerous other vulnerabilities with flashy names like BlueKeep and DejaBlue. When he’s not traveling the globe to warn people to stop plugging everything into the Internet, he enjoys snowboarding, cooking and being a dad.
A seasoned veteran, Nate has spoken at several security conferences including Kaspersky SAS, Troopers, BruCON, BSidesLV and Wild West Hackin’ Fest.