DHS Hackers and the Lawyers Who Advise Them


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The DHS NCATS team helps protect networks and critical infrastructure using adversary tradecraft and attack vectors, revealing network weaknesses waiting for exploit. Such activities raise complex and novel legal issues that must account for a dizzying array of laws. This session will explore these attack techniques and the lawyer’s role of ensuring everyone stays on the right side of the law and Constitution.

Learning Objectives:
1: Learn about cutting-edge services and techniques DHS uses to protect gov’t and critical infrastructure networks.
2: Understand the legal issues and pitfalls these services can present.
3: Hear examples of how the team worked to mitigate the legal issues associated with past outside-the-box ideas.

Pre-Requisites:
Basic understanding of networking and common threat vectors.

Participants
Gabriel Taran

Participant

Assistant General Counsel for Cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security

Jason Hill

Participant

Deputy Chief, NCATS, CS&C, Department of Homeland Security

Kelly Thiele

Participant

Cybersecurity Analyst, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (NCATS) Program

Matthew Slowik

Participant

Attorney, Department of Homeland Security’s Office of General Counsel

Rob Karas

Participant

Director, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (NCATS) Program

security services penetration testing hackers & threats government regulations


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