Dr. Bramwell Brizendine is an expert in low-level software exploitation and code-reuse attacks. Bramwell is the Director of the Vulnerability and Exploitation Research for Offensive and Novel Attacks (VERONA Labs), specializing in vulnerability research, software exploitation, software security assessments, and the development of new, cutting-edge tools and techniques with respect to software exploitation.
VERONA Labs has received $300,000 in grant funding from the NSA to help fund work with shellcode. Bramwell also teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level courses in software exploitation, reverse engineering, malware analysis, and offensive security at Dakota State University. Bramwell recently completed his doctoral dissertation on Jump-Oriented Programming, a hitherto, seldom-studied and poorly understood subset of code-reused attacks.
As part of that work, Bramwell developed a fully-featured tool that helps facilitate JOP exploit development. Bramwell has had his work featured at top conferences such as Black Hat Asia, Defcon, Hack in the Box, among others. He also has been an invited speaker at for a closed security symposium for the US federal government.