Dr. Bramwell Brizendine completed his Ph.D. in Cyber Operations, for which he did his dissertation on Jump-Oriented Programming, a hitherto seldom-studied and poorly understood subset of code-reuse attacks.
Bramwell is now an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville; he previously was an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Vulnerability and Exploitation Research for Offensive and Novel Attacks (VERONA Lab) at Dakota State University, specializing in vulnerability research, software exploitation, and the development of new, cutting-edge tools and techniques with respect to software exploitation and malware analysis. Bramwell has taught numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level courses in software exploitation, reverse engineering, malware analysis and offensive security. Bramwell was a PI on a $300,000 NSA/NCAE research grant, which culminated in the release of a shellcode emulator, SHAREM, in September 2022. Bramwell has been a speaker at many top security conferences, including Hack in the Box Amsterdam, @Hack, Black Hat Middle East, Black Hat Asia, DEF CON, Black Hat Europe, Wild West Hackin’ Fest, and more.