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Writing Regular Expressions (Regex) is a versatile skill set to have across the IT landscape. Regex has a number of information security related uses and applications. We are going to provide an overview and show examples of writing Regex for pattern matching and file content analysis using sample threat feed data in this presentation. Along with a healthy dose of motherly advice, we cover Regex syntax, character classes, capture groups, and sub-capture groups. Whether Regex is something completely new or worth brushing up on, this talk is geared toward you.
Matt Scheurer is a Systems Security Engineer working in the Financial Services industry. Matt holds CompTIA Security+, MCP, MCPS, MCTS, MCSA, and MCITP certifications. He maintains active memberships in a number of professional organizations including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Cincinnati Networking Professionals Association (CiNPA), and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Matt is a regular attendee at monthly Information Security meetings for 2600, the CiNPA affiliated Security Special Interest Group (CiNPA Security SIG), Ohio Information Security Forum (OISF), and Cincinnati SMBA.