Exploring Tactical Threat Intel & The Dark Market Economy

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Pivotal Labs

1 Toronto Street, 11TH FLOOR · Toronto, on

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2 Blocks East of Yonge & King

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Hey hackers! Who is excited for the next DEFCON Toronto Meetup? The group for hackers, cyber security professionals, and enthusiasts. We are excited to have you all join us for our April meetup at Pivotal Labs where we will have some great talks for you!

Food and soft drinks sponsored by Elevated Prompt!

Talk #1

Speaker: Dhruv Majumdar

Topic: Effective Threat Hunting with Tactical Threat Intelligence

Abstract: Continuous threat hunting is a proactive approach to identifying threats within the environment while adopting the assumption of breach mentality. Find out why threat hunting is important and learn some key points when implementing threat hunting in your organization. Incorporating threat intelligence into your daily hunts; and what is required in a successful threat hunting platform. Some freebies for the attendees:

- Analysis of Intelligence Reports
- Competing Hypotheses
- YARA Rule Development
- STIX Framework
- Importance of Building a Campaign Heat Map
- Enriching and Understanding Limitations leveraging RedTeam Simulations of specific APT groups.

Bio: A seasoned Threat Researcher and Cyber Threat Intelligence professional, Dhruv Majumdar is ElevatedPrompt’s Threat Hunting division technical lead. Dhruv’s previous experience as an enterprise SIEM architect, strategic adviser, and ICS network and core infrastructure monitoring team lead continues to pay dividends through his guidance of our MDR Threat Hunting Team

Talk # 2

Speaker: Abhinab Chakraborty

Topic: Digital Evolution and Dark Market Economy

Abstract: The evolution of the e-commerce space has enabled businesses to tap into new markets. Cybercriminals have adopted similar technologies to sell personally identifiable information on underground marketplaces. With law enforcement cracking down on these marketplaces and hacking forums, threat actors are leveraging alternate means of communications. With this topic of discussion, the presentation will be an open platform for security professionals to discuss current challenges with collection of such intelligence, and practical techniques to overcome such challenges.


Over his career, Abhinab has worked with organizations in multiple industries to enhance their cyber defenses and threat intelligence collection and analysis strategies. Abhinab is also an Internet of Everything (IoE) enthusiast, understanding that society's increasing reliance on digital technologies is expanding our attack surfaces, translating to increased risk of data breaches.

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