Asuka Nakajima is a cyber security resercher and engineer based in Tokyo, Japan. With over a decade of experience in computer security, her expertise includes software security, reverse engineering, and cyber security research and development. She has presented at numerous security conferences and events, such as Black Hat USA/Europe/Asia Briefings, AsiaCCS, ROOTCON, AIS3, and PHDays, and serves on the Review Board for Black Hat USA and Asia.
In addition, Asuka is the founder and leader of CTF for GIRLS, the first infosec community for women in Japan, and also the author of the best-selling book "Cyber Attack" (Bluebacks, 2018) Currently, she works as a security research engineer at Elastic Security, focusing on endpoint security R&D
[2020 Oct.02]Invited as a panelist of the BlackHat Asia 2020 Day 2 LockNote session.
[2020 Sep.29 - Oct.02] Served as a Black Hat Asia 2020 Regional Review Board
[2020 Aug.11] Served as a program committee member for the 14th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '20)
[2019 Dec.05] Presented at BlackHatEurope 2019. Title:OEM Finder: Hunting Vulnerable OEM IoT Devices at Scale
[2019 Sep.26] Presented at ROOTCON 13. Tile:Pilot Study on Semi-Automated Patch Diffing by Applying Machine-Learning Techniques
[2019 Aug.08] Presented at BlackHatUSA 2019. Title: Women in Security: Building a Female InfoSec Community in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan
[2019 Jul.10] Presented at ACM Asia CCS 2019. Papertitle: A Pilot Study on Consumer IoT Device Vulnerability Disclosure and Patch Release in Japan and the United States
[2019 Apr.18] Started a new series about CTF for the monthly magazine called Software Design
[2019 May.29-30] Served as a Microsoft Blue Hat Shangai 2019 Content Advisory Board
[2019 Mar.26-29] Served as a Black Hat Asia 2019 Regional Review Board
[2019 Feb.21] Received "Cybersecurity Encouragement Prizes" from The Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
[2018 Jul.30-Aug.01] Gave an Advanced Reverse Engineering Lecture at Advanced Information Security Summer School(AIS3) in Taiwan
[2018 Jan.17] Published my first book called "Cyber Attack", which focused on software vulnerabilities
[2017 Nov.10] CTF for GIRLS jointly held international female-only CTF with "GHOST IN THE SHELL REALIZE PROJECT" at the CODEBLUE 2017
[2017 Jul.13] Gave a Talk Related to the Following Topic. "Malware Analysis: From Large-Scale Data Triage to Targeted Attack Recognition"
[2017 Jun.30] Received Young Researcher Award from Multimedia, Distributed, Cooperative, and Mobile Symposium (DICOMO)
[2016 Aug.23-25] Gave an Advanced Reverse Engineering Lecture at Advanced Information Security Summer School(AIS3) in Taiwan