Hi there! I’m Matt Suiche, Director of Incident Response R&D at Magnet Forensics (MAGT:TO), an organization aiming to seek justice and protect the innocent, after they acquired my cybersecurity start-up Comae Technologies in 2022. Before founding Comae, I was the Chief Scientist and Co-Founder at CloudVolumes (NASDAQ:VMW). I’m also the founder of the cybersecurity community project OPCDE.
I have always had a passion for learning new things and understanding how they work. I first got acquainted with cybersecurity through reverse engineering as a teenager, which fueled my deep curiosity for tech. Since then, I’ve studied various technologies such as operating systems architecture, programming languages, virtualization, modern web application development, generative art, and multiple domains of privacy and surveillance, forensics, blockchain, community development, etc.
POC is one of the top conference in Asia and has been running since 2006, and today I’ve had the opportunity to give the opening keynote (Slides) for POC 2022 conference in Seoul, Korea where I discussed our favorite memory safe language: Rust - thanks again to the organizers for the invitation.
I chose to discuss Rust from a software engineering and application security point of view. The main points were:
This year marks 5 year since I gave my first blockchain/web3 related presentation at DEFCON 25 when I presented Porosity which was an experimental decompiler and static analysis tool for Ethereum Virtual Machine bytecode, but also mentioned on why we should keep an eye on WebAssembly Virtual Machines back when eWASM was being drafted and an option for Ethereum as a replacement for EVM itself.
Since then, new layer 1 blockchains have emerged such as Solana (eBPF-variant), and NEAR & Polkadot (WebAssembly) as part of a new wave of architectures relying on the LLVM compiler and ELF file formats, instead of reinventing the wheel like the Ethereum Virtual Machine and Solidity programming language.
Magnet Forensics, a developer of digital investigation solutions for more than 4,000 enterprises and public safety organizations in over 100 countries, announced the acquisition of the strategic IP assets of Comae Technologies.
As part of the acquisition, Comae founder Matt Suiche will lead a memory analysis and incident response research and development team at Magnet Forensics, where he will further develop a memory analysis platform and integrate the technology into the company’s existing solutions.