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Larry "Patch" Trowell


Director, Hardware and Embedded Systems

Larry Trowell is NetSPI’s Director of Hardware and Embedded Systems, renowned for his tenacity and prowess in "hacking anything with a chip." With a passion for finding security flaws in various hardware and embedded technologies, Larry has been able to transform several embedded industries’ approach to security, building a reputation as a visionary in technological innovations, and as a respected thought leader in Cyber-Security for Hardware & Embedded Systems.

Larry has a master’s (MS) degree in Mathematics with an emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science. In a distinguished career as a senior security expert in embedded systems that includes companies in the Fortune 250, he has aided in the design and security of multiple devices in the automotive, financial, medical, wireless, and multimedia industries, earning Larry an extensive knowledge repository in the design of bare metal and low-level embedded devices, demonstrating his exceptional expertise in software and hardware development.

Larry Trowell’s skill and tenure in continuing meaningful, proactive security research and development of bleeding-edge tooling, such as that of advanced laser logic state imaging devices, and the engineering of a cutting-edge optical-based fault injection machine, has earned him recognition industry-wide as a hardware and embedded systems security expert and hacker extraordinaire.

More by Larry "Patch" Trowell

Vulnerability Management

Think Outside the Prompt: Creative Approaches to Attacking AI

These fundamental steps help practitioners of machine learning (ML) secure ML and AI from non-prompted attacks.

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Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS)

A Strategic Approach to Automotive Security

Explore common automotive security risks and learn automotive security best practices to ensure the security of your vehicles.

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Videos & Livestreams

How Secure are ATM Machines? An ATM Penetration Testing Expert Explains

In this webinar, ATM penetration testing expert Larry "Patch" Trowell explains the steps you can take to protect your ATM systems from a cyberattack.

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ChannelPro Network: IAM for IoT

On March 1, 2022, Larry Trowell was featured in a ChannelPro Network article titled, IAM for IoT.

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VMBlog.com: Expert Commentary: Cybersecurity Threats During the Holidays

On December 10, 2021, NetSPI Principal Security Consultant Larry Trowell was featured in an article written by David Marshall for VMBlog.com.

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Network Pentesting

IoT: Great Holiday Gift or Network Security Nightmare?

Learn why IoT devices may be the next big security risk – for both employees’ personal lives and corporate networks.

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Security Industry Trends

The State of ATM Security: DMA Vulnerabilities are Lurking

Explore common ATM security vulnerabilities, including DMA attacks, and learn best practices for strengthening your ATM cybersecurity efforts.

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