Dan Petro

Lead Researcher

Dan Petro is a Lead Researcher at Bishop Fox and focuses on application penetration testing (static and dynamic), product security reviews, network penetration testing (external and internal), and cryptographic analysis. Dan has presented at several Black Hats and DEF CONs on topics such as hacking smart safes, hijacking Google Chromecasts, and weaponizing AI. He has developed several open-source tools including Untwister, which breaks pseudorandom number generators. Additionally, Dan has been quoted in Wired, The Guardian, Business Insider, and Mashable. Dan holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

The Latest From Dan

On-Demand Webcast: You’re Doing IoT RNG: Behind the Scenes with the Research Team
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You're Doing IoT RNG
Meet Us In Person! Bishop Fox to Sponsor and Present at DEF CON 29
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SCOTUS CFAA Ruling: What does it mean for pen testers and security?
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How to Write a CFP That Actually Gets Read
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Understanding the Driving Factors of a Pen Test
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What We Know (And Don’t) About The SolarWinds Orion Hack So Far
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Cheating at Online Video Games and What It Can Teach Us About AppSec (Part 3)
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Cheating at Online Video Games and What It Can Teach Us About AppSec (Part 2)
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Cheating at Online Video Games and What It Can Teach Us About AppSec (Part 1)
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Accidentally Secure Is Not Secure: A Case of Three Stooges Syndrome
On-Demand Webinar: Make the Most of Your Application Pen Test
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Stop Treating Breaches Like Natural Disasters: A New Mindset for Application Security
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Dufflebag: Uncovering Secrets in Exposed EBS Volumes
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Cybersecurity Fatalism - How It Poisons Your Decision Making
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EYEBALLER
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WPA3 Is a Major Missed Opportunity: Here's Why
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The CIA Leak: A Look On the Bright Side...
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Game Over, Man! Reversing Video Games to Create an Unbeatable AI Player
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On the "Brink" of a Robbery
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Untwisting the Mersenne Twister: How I Killed the PRNG
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The Rickmote Controller: Hacking One Chromecast at a Time