Matt Carpenter

Principal

Matt leads the Embedded System Security practice at GRIMM. Matt's expertise is in reverse engineering and vulnerability research of hardware, software, firmware, and specializes in systems where these intersect such as Industrial Control Systems (ICS), the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, and aviation. Matt runs the cybersecurity research lab in Sparta, MI, a dedicated lab for reverse engineering large systems for purposes of vulnerability assessments, with ample classroom space where Matt and his team also develop hands-on courseware and train developers, engineers, cybersecurity professionals, and program managers on automotive, ICS, and IoT security. Matt’s ICS interest began twenty years ago when he first began helping government, industry leaders, and policymakers define strategies and frameworks for thinking about securing cyber physical systems (CPS). He is the former vice-chair of UCA International Users Group Advanced Metering Infrastructure security (AMI-SEC) task force and the Smart Grid Security working group. Most recently, Matt led the vulnerabilities team for the NIST cyber security coordination task force developing NISTIR-7628 for the security of CPS. You’ll often find Matt at hacker or automotive conferences providing entertaining talks about current and emerging threats. He was captain of three winning DEFCON Capture the Flag teams.  

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