Swimming in a Sea of Enemies—The Dilemmas of the Threat Researcher

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Threat researchers can find themselves in dicey situations they are unprepared for. This talk will discuss actual ethical and legal dilemmas of threat researchers including consorting with and deceiving criminals, groping thru stolen personal data, turning a blind eye to criminal activity, wandering into compromised systems, and the ultimate worse case: being corrupted and arrested by the FBI.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand the challenges faced by threat researchers.
2: Examine the difficult ethical dilemmas of security research and privacy.
3: Explore the boundaries for what is acceptable behavior for threat researchers.
Chris Dollase


VP, Deputy General Counsel, Mimecast

Beth George


Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Raymond Pompon


Principal Threat Researcher, F5 Networks

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