What is BSides?

BSides NYC is an Information / Security conference that’s different. We’re a 100% volunteer organized event, put on by and for the community, and we truly strive to keep information free.


While everyone does a little of everything, the following folks are responsible for coordinating BSidesNYC:

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Brad Antoniewicz twitterlogo

Brad Antoniewicz works in Cisco Umbrella’s security research group. He is an Adjunct Professor teaching Vulnerability Analysis and Exploitation and a Hacker in Residence at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. Antoniewicz is also a Contributing Author to both the Hacking Exposed and Hacking Exposed: Wireless series of books.



Glenn P. Edwards Jr twitterlogo

Glenn P. Edwards Jr. is a Principal Incident Response Consultant with FireEye Labs where he specializes in Incident Response, Digital Forensics and Malware Analysis. Glenn holds a M.S degree in Digital Forensics from the University of Central Florida as well as a B.S. degree in Information Security and Privacy from High Point University.

Brian A. McHenry twitterlogo

Brian McHenry has almost 20 years of experience in the field of information technology, from early days in software validation and then desktop support to startups to global NOCs and everything in between. Since 2008, he has focused his passion for solving problems while working for F5 Networks as part of their technical sales team. Currently, McHenry works as a Security Solutions Architect, spending his time on speaking engagements, hacking in the lab on new solutions, and helping to shape the future of F5 security product offerings.

Janine Medina

Coordinator extraordinaire who makes things go at BSidesNYC. If you want to know more, you’ll have to ask her yourself.





Dave Giancasprosystemninja

Secret Ninja!




Dr. Richard Lovely


Richard Lovely is Director of the John Jay College Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at John Jay College, CUNY. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and a B.A. from the University of Southern Florida. Prior to his academic career he served as a U.S. Army Signal Corps instructor, a counter-intelligence officer with the US Army with a specialty in electronic counter-measures, and as a special agent with the US Secret Service. He also has experience as an international management consultant and facilitator for executive leadership training. On the academic and policy side of his career, he has worked as a research associate for the judicial system in Connecticut and has done research on search and seizure law, causes of serious violence, and organizational innovation. As well, he has also developed software applications for data retrieval and mining for institutional research on student data. Currently he teaches seminars in cybercriminology (CRJ/FCM 727) and data analysis (CRJ 716). His current research interests concern cybercrime, credentialing in forensics and security, the relationship of online privacy to social stigma, and educational outcomes assessment.