Join the Hunt
August 4th - 5th
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
- The InQuest™ founders will be in Las Vegas
- August 4th 5pm - 8pm, partner reception in conjunction with Exodus Intelligence
Schedule a Chat

About Black Hat

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Starting as fans, attendees, trainees, and later evolving to… speakers, trainers, and authors… We've been making the annual hacker pilgrimage to Las Vegas for Blackhat and Defcon for nearly two decades. It's a genuinely exciting time. Reunite with friends and colleagues from all over the world, some you may see only once a year.

Participate in a CTF contest. Enjoy all the fruits humanity has to offer in a decadent town. Catch the greatest research of the year… most save their best for Blackhat. Spend the night up hacking with a colleague. Absorb a deluge of marketing and swag. Indulge in endless choices of back-to-back corporate sponsored gatherings... the list goes on and the options iterate annually.

The year-over-year growth has been astounding. Most evident in the lunchroom during the briefings. The industry has exploded in size and continues to grow at bullish rates.

If you're curious to hear what we've been up to, schedule some time to chat. Coffee, cocktails, or a sit-down briefing... we look forward to catching up with everyone.

We're proud to announce that we're hosting a gathering this year in conjunction with some of our partners:

The happy hour is on August 4th from 5pm to 8pm at the Foundation room in the Mandalay Bay. The timing coincides with the closing of the business hall… join us for great views, cocktails, conversation and hors d'oeuvres. No projectors, presos, or pitches. Just an informal gathering with industry veterans. See registration details below.

Prevent data leakage, discover advanced breaches, hunt for unseen threats.

Origins

Founded in 2013 by a well-versed team hailing from both the public and private sectors. Our platform is purpose-built by SOC analysts for SOC analysts and network defenders. With capabilities in attack prevention, breach detection, threat hunting, data leakage discovery, and more. We've automated much of the typically mundane tasks of the SOC analyst. Resulting in analyst level scrutiny at multi-gigabit speeds, all the while reducing frustration, and in-turn, allowing precious human time to be spent where it matters.

Since our inception, we have exclusively catered to the federal sector and we're currently recognized by the Department of Defense (DoD) as well as the Intelligence Community (IC) as a leading security services and solutions provider. In 2018 we've made our offering available to the private sector, available as both a virtual solution or proprietary hardware appliance.

Network Monitoring Appliances

InQuest™ appliances are tailored for throughput rates ranging through 100Mbit, 1Gbit, 10Gbit, and 20Gbit. The entire fleet is contained within a 1U chassis and priced competitively, in no small part thanks to the ingenuity in design. We excel as equally with content-analysis as we do with data-capture. Our patented Deep File Inspection (DFI™) engine, picks up where other solutions leave off, diving deep into the recursive nature of the threats typically seen today. Capable of decompressing, decoding, deobfuscating, and decompiling. Our DFI™ engine unravels any nested malware, at wire speed rates of ingestion.

Threat Intelligence

The product is updated weekly with intel feeds from InQuest™ labs. Our team works with real-world, high profile networks on a daily basis and draws influences from actual attacks to publish threat hunting signatures and intelligence. Our intel is 80% self-sourced and our platform is 100% open. Write YARA compatible signatures that benefit from 50 additional contextual variables. Metadata, executable logic, semantics… meticulously curated and normalized to ease the burdens of prevention, detection, and hunting.

Email Security SaaS

InQuest's cloud-based integrated e­­mail security solution, leveraging our patented Deep File Inspection (DFITM), goes to unparalleled levels of scrutiny to analyze, identify, and ultimately prevent malware, phishing, ransomware, spam, and scams from being delivered to your users.

Play Nice with Others

It's among our mantra that "there is no silver bullet". A blend of solutions is required to remain effective at detection and prevention. InQuest™ integrates with a number of complementary solutions. InQuest™ captures and inspects file artifacts from both data-it-motion and data-at-rest. Files can be then be fed in parallel to a multitude of integration points:

In Conclusion

InQuest™ integrations are active. Active in the sense that just as an analyst would, we both send data-to and digest results-from these complementary vendors. An additional layer of logic interprets these results in conjunction with InQuest™ heuristics, alerts, reputation information, and machine learning predictions. The final result is a single digestible threat score with a detailed threat receipt highlighting the indicators responsible for reaching that conclusion... and we've barely scratched the surface. If you're curious to hear more, schedule time to connect with the founders directly.

Schedule a Chat

InQuest™ founders Michael Arcamone and Pedram Amini are in town for the week and will both be at the InQuest™ / Exodus joint reception on the 4th of August. Open to meet for a handshake, drink, or sit-down:

MICHAEL ARCAMONE
Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO of InQuest, Michael hails from the public sector, serving nearly 15 years as the director of the Pentagon’s Computer Incident Response Team (PENTCIRT). Among the top five largest offices in the world and certainly among the most targeted. Michael’s operational experience is unparalleled. He has hands-on experience with nearly every security product under the Sun.

Michael has held numerous positions within the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC) where he is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the fields of intrusion detection and analysis. Author of several DOD standards for intrusion detection, in 2007 he was recognized by the Army as the Information Assurance Professional of the Year. A rare opportunity to interact with a truly battle hardened and exposure averse veteran of the field.

PEDRAM AMINI
CTO
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Pedram serves as the CTO. He was formerly a director at Avast, after the acquisition of his startup Jumpshot, a fully automated solution for the removal of deeply entrenched Windows malware. Previously, he founded the Zero Day Initiative at TippingPoint, the worlds first Intrusion Prevention System. Where he built and managed the worlds largest group of independent researchers. To date the predominant source of all Microsoft vulnerability discoveries..

He has historically spent much of his time in the shoes of a reverse engineer, developing automation tools and processes. Pedram has formerly presented and given training courses at Blackhat and numerous other infosec conferences globally. Pedram holds a CS degree from Tulane University and is an author of the book "Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery".

If you're curious to hear more, schedule some time during the week to chat, face to face, with company founders Michael Arcamone and Pedram Amini. Fill out the form and we'll get in touch as soon as possible to carve out some time. If you're in town on the 4th of August, be sure to register for our happy hour from 5pm to 8pm in the Foundation Room at the top floor of Mandalay Bay.

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Register to Party
August 4th, 5-8pm
Foundation Room
63rd Floor of Mandalay Bay
Open bar, Hors d'oeuvres, Experienced Security Veterans

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Come join us and our partners, Exodus Intelligence, at the Foundation Room, on the top floor of the casino. Enjoy an open bar and relaxed conversation with panoramic views of Las Vegas, break out rooms if you need to get your nerd on or stash a bag, and served hors d'oeuvres. No projectors nor presentations. Just a gathering with a mixed group of security veterans representing a blend of pillars in the industry.



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Mixer Attendees

We're proud to co-host this soiree along with our partners, some of whose biographies are shared below...

MICHAEL ARCAMONE
Founder and CEO InQuest

InQuest™ CEO. Pentagon CIRT director for 15 years. Recognized by the DoD and the IC as a subject matter expert in the fields of intrusion detection and analysis.
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MICHAEL ARCAMONE

Founder and CEO of InQuest, Michael hails from the public sector, serving nearly 15 years as the director of the Pentagon’s Computer Incident Response Team (PENTCIRT). Among the top five largest offices in the world and certainly among the most targeted. Michael’s operational experience is unparalleled. He has hands-on experience with nearly every security product under the Sun. Michael has held numerous positions within the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC) where he is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the fields of intrusion detection and analysis. Author of several DOD standards for intrusion detection, in 2007 he was recognized by the Army as the Information Assurance Professional of the Year. A rare opportunity to interact with a truly battle hardened and exposure averse veteran of the field.

PEDRAM AMINI
CTO InQuest

InQuest™ CTO. Reverse engineer, Blackhat speaker & trainer, author, founded the ZDI. Author of multiple open source security research frameworks.
Full Bio

PEDRAM AMINI

Pedram serves as the CTO. He was formerly a director at Avast, after the acquisition of his startup Jumpshot, a fully automated solution for the removal of deeply entrenched Windows malware. Previously, he founded the Zero Day Initiative at TippingPoint, the worlds first Intrusion Prevention System. Where he built and managed the worlds largest group of independent researchers. To date the predominant source of all Microsoft vulnerability discoveries..

He has historically spent much of his time in the shoes of a reverse engineer, developing automation tools and processes. Pedram has formerly presented and given training courses at Blackhat and numerous other infosec conferences globally. Pedram holds a CS degree from Tulane University and is an author of the book "Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery".

LOGAN BROWN
President Exodus Intelligence
LOGAN BROWN

Exodus CEO Logan Brown hails from a varied background. A proud Texan, Logan has found success in businesses ranging from oil and gas to film production. Driven by a sudden fascination in 2008, Logan quickly acclimated to the field of infosec. He played an instrumental role in the maturation of the Zero Day Initiative, the largest collective of independent security researchers on Earth. Logan has since published and presented novel research in the fields of reverse engineering, fuzzing, and vulnerability discovery. Although most of his time these days is spent in the shoes of an executive, Logan takes every opportunity to aid the team in developing cutting-edge exploitation techniques and research.

JEREMY KELLEY
CTO Exodus Intelligence
JEREMY KELLEY

Exodus CTO Jeremy Kelley spends his days directing the research efforts for Exodus Intelligence. Previously, he served as the Director of Threat Engineering for Carbon Black, launched the Hunt Operations Research & Delivery Org at HPE ArcSight, spent a season with CERT/CC working on advanced malware research and was a founding member with IBM's Security Intelligence Group.

JOEL BAGNAL
CSO Exodus Intelligence
JOEL BAGNAL

Joel currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer with Exodus Intelligence, a cybersecurity company that provides early warning and enriched vulnerability intelligence to customers about the most serious threats to their networks. In this role, Joel is creating and leading the strategy to advance cyber technology relationships with the U.S. federal government and its allies.

Looking forward to Blackhat and Defcon this year.
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