ADAM NICHOLS

ADAM NICHOLS

ADAM NICHOLS

Software Application Security Division Lead | GRIMM

    Adam leads the Software Application Security division at Grimm. For years Adam has been discovering and exploiting vulnerabilities in applications, embedded systems, and web/ networks, as well as developing key exploitation technologies.  Adam is considered an expert in emerging payments technology and distributed ledger (blockchain) technology.  He has audited a cryptocurrency (Cardano) and been involved in Bitcoin since 2010.  In the past, Adam has run the oCTF Defcon contest (for 5 years), developed and ran experimental communication software on Defcon network, co-developed algorithm to maximize use of Twitter data, developed a wireless security tool to automate auditing WEP encrypted WIFI access points, researched cryptographic algorithms that implemented a sieve to generate all 32-bit primes in less than 5 minutes (scaled to run on supercomputers (e.g. Cray)), developed a program to automatically decrypt monographic substitution, and implemented code to recover small (256-bit) RSA private keys. Adam is an active presenter at multiple security conferences including Defcon.