Sessions & Workshops

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Debate: Internet GUN CONTROL - Are Pentesting Tools Good or Evil?

    • 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Security Theater – Expo (Gateway 102/103/104) | MASH-T16

    From SATAN in the 90's to Metasploit today, penetration testing tools have been common in the arsenal of information security professionals. These tools allow any user to assess the vulnerable state…

    Conference Track:
    Pete Lindstrom - VP, Security Strategies, IDC
    Andrew Jaquith - Chief Technology Officer, SilverSky
    Dave Aitel - Chief Executive Officer, Immunity, Inc.
  • Exploding the Phone: The Story of the Teenagers & Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell

    • 2:30pm – 2:50pm | Security Theater – Expo (Gateway 102/103/104) | MASH-T18A

    This session tells the story of the telephone hackers or “phone phreaks”; who accessed Ma Bell's telephone system for fun and profit. From mob bosses to Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak…

    Conference Track:
    Phil Lapsley - Author, Grove/Atlantic
  • Patching Stupidity

    • 3:50pm – 4:10pm | Security Theater | Expo (Gateway 102/103/104) | MASH-T19A

    Conventional “wisdom” says you “can’t patch stupid”. Well, sometimes conventional wisdom gets it wrong. In this session, we’ll briefly review a case study where examining commonly available data…

    Conference Track:
    Jack Jones - EVP Research & Development, RiskLens

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • !Con: RSA Conference Rump Session

    • 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Security Theater – Expo (Gateway 102/103/104) | MASH-R34

    For the uninitiated, a Rump Session is a mosh-pit of passionate and ruthlessly short talks of 2-8 minutes, usually on enlightenment found while at the Conference, and/or humor. The audience submits…

    Conference Track:
    Dan Houser - Sr. Security & Identity Architect, Cardinal Health
  • Privacy is Not Dead, You Just Need to Try Harder

    • 2:20pm – 2:40pm | Security Theater – Expo (Gateway 102/103/104) | MASH-R36A

    Privacy is not dead regardless of popular opinion, and this session demonstrates this with quantitative evidence. Through a simple equation and framework you can measure your privacy foot print.

    Conference Track:
    Aaron Crawford - Social Engineer, Lares

Friday, March 1, 2013

  • Thin Slicing a Black Swan

    • 9:00am – 9:20am | Room 134 | MASH-F41A

    As infosec professionals we are swimming in prodigious amounts of data, but it is not making us better at our jobs, it seems to make us worse. In Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, it…

    Conference Track:
    Michele Chubirka - Senior Network Security Engineer, Transaction Network Services
  • Indian Airlines Flight 814 - Hijack Mission Failed

    • 9:40am – 10:00am | Room 134 | MASH-F41B

    On Friday, December 24, 1999, Indian Airlines Flight 814 was hijacked by a militant group, who ran operations successfully for seven days and ended after India released three militants. They were…

    Conference Track:
    Manu Gupta - Chairman, SEETA
  • Life as a Target

    • 10:20am – 11:20am | Room 134 | MASH-F42

    The speaker worked at NSA for 41 years; as such, he was a target for foreign espionage. The talk will cover foreign espionage in the cold war of the 70s and will give examples of some of the tools and…

    Conference Track:
    Richard George - Senior Advisor for Cyber Security, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
  • I (Mr. Techie) Got the CISO Job! Should I Prepare 3 Envelopes?

    • 11:40am – 12:00pm | Room 134 | MASH-F43

    Technical professionals many times find themselves at a crossroads in their careers- Do I stay as a techie? Or do I venture into the management realm? The worlds are very different, and the skills…

    Conference Track:
    Todd Fitzgerald - Global Director of Information Security, Grant Thornton International, Ltd.

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