Willis Vandevanter

Senior Information Security Engineer

Systems Administration

Kitware New York
Clifton Park, NY

M.S. in Computer Science
James Madison University

B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science
McGill University

Willis Vandevanter

Willis Vandevanter is a senior information security engineer on Kitware’s Security Team located in Clifton Park, New York. He is responsible for helping to protect Kitware information assets and systems.

Prior to joining Kitware, Willis was a security architect at Berklee College of Music Online. He was in charge of offensive and defensive security, including protecting the applications, cloud environment, and infrastructure. It also included penetration testing and critical thinking about different ways to break in.

Willis received his master’s degree in computer science, with a focus in secure software engineering, from James Madison University. He received his joint bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from McGill University.

Invited Talks & Media

  • Exploiting XXE in File Upload Functionality, Black Hat USA, 2015

  • Blended Web and Database Attacks on Real-Time, In-Memory Platforms, Black Hat Europe, 2014

  • SAP BusinessObjects Attacks: Espionage and Poisoning of Business Intelligence platforms, Troopers, 2014

  • Metasploit vSploit Modules, Defcon 19, 2011