Build Better Defenses
October 29–30, 2017: Training
October 30–November 1, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Josiah Dykstra

Josiah Dykstra
Cybersecurity Researcher, Department of Defense


Josiah Dykstra is a senior researcher at the Department of Defense. He is known in the DoD and forensics communities for his work on network security, intrusion detection, malware analysis, digital forensics, and cloud computing. Josiah holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where his research focused on the technical and legal challenges of digital forensics for cloud computing. He is the author of the O’Reilly book Essential Cybersecurity Science. In 2017, he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


2:10pm–2:50pm Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Josiah Dykstra (Department of Defense)
Every day, people considering security solutions and products are misled, manipulated, or deceived by real and bogus science, wild claims, and marketing trickery. Drawing on his book Essential Cybersecurity Science, Josiah Dykstra shares questions to ask and new techniques to help you spot and challenge these tactics before you buy or build another security product. Read more.