Leslie Adams

Senior ICS Security Analyst

Leslie Adams is a Senior ICS Security Analyst with Dragos’ Threat Operations Center, where they help create tabletop security exercises, perform network and system threat modeling, and perform vulnerability assessments and penetration testing for a wide variety of industrial environments. Leslie occasionally presents talks at security industry conferences, with subjects focusing on individual technical improvement within the context of personal experience. In their free time, Leslie plays trumpet for recordings, DJ, and rap sets, and enjoys digital and analog games.

Earlier in their security career, Leslie was part of Leidos Cyber (formerly Lockheed Martin Commercial Cyber) as an Information Security Engineer. While at Leidos, they worked as a network- and hardware-focused penetration tester. Leslie’s clients included companies in the oil and gas, aerospace, and financial sectors — company sizes ranged from local energy concerns to companies directly working with United States government agencies. Leslie also participated in physical security walkthroughs at power plants and their substations, while simultaneously testing their on-site IT components.

Leslie initially spent four years as a Linux Systems Administrator and Supervisor for Endurance International Group. Outside of focusing on server health and performance, they performed compromised site and server triage and IOC investigation as a security component.