Freddie is very interested is penetration testing, digital forensics, malware analysis and exploit development.
His research mainly is concerned with malware and the techniques malware use to counter and evade antivirus and analysis systems. The objectives of his research being to illustrate and enumerate the various evasion techniques that are used by malware to evade manual and automated analysis. The formation of this research consists of analysis at scale of data and development of proof of concepts of these techniques. This research area also touches upon cybercrime and forensics.
Freddie holds a BSc in Computer Science and Business Management (First) and an MSc in Software and Systems Security (Distinction). He also has held positions in infrastructure and security in multiple sectors.
He also holds several security certifications including Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCE), CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) and CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT).
Dead Man's Switch: Forensic Autopsy of the Nintendo Switch
Frederick Barr−Smith‚ Thomas Farrant‚ Benjamin Leonard−Lagarde‚ Danny Rigby‚ Sash Rigby and Frederick Sibley−Calder
In Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation. Vol. 36. Pages 301110. 2021.
DFRWS 2021 EU − Selected Papers and Extended Abstracts of the Eighth Annual DFRWS Europe Conference
Survivalism: Systematic Analysis of Windows Malware Living−Off−The−Land
Frederick Barr−Smith‚ Xabier Ugarte−Pedrero‚ Mariano Graziano‚ Riccardo Spolaor and Ivan Martinovic
In 2021 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP). IEEE. 2021.
Phishing With a Darknet: Imitation of Onion Services
Freddie Barr−Smith and Joss Wright
In 2020 APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime). 2020.