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HACKERS, HOOLIGANS, HEISTS, & HISTORY - Brian Contos BSides Columbus Ohio 2019 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

HACKERS, HOOLIGANS, HEISTS, & HISTORY
Brian Contos
BSides Columbus Ohio 2019

This presentation is based on 20+ years in cybersecurity working across 50+ countries. It will explore the real-life history and use cases of hackers, hooligans, and heists. From mechanical computers to the Internet, acts of sabotage, fraud, theft, and other nefarious undertakings have been conducted with low risk, minimal hurdles, and high reward. In some cases, attackers even receive safe harbor from prosecution. Bad actors ranging from insiders and hacktivists to cybercriminals and nation-states are motivated by money, politics, revenge, and ideology. We will translate the “who, how, and why” of cyberattacks. We will identify multiple “old school” and modern-day threat vectors and organize attacks by motives like sabotage and espionage. Each threat actor type will be explored in detail with real-life use cases and personal accountants. The examples used will illustrate the diversity in threats, methods, motivations, and organizational responses.

Brian is the CISO & VP, Technology Innovation at Verodin. He is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in the cybersecurity industry as well as a board advisor, entrepreneur, and author. After getting his start in cybersecurity with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and later Bell Labs, he began the process of building cybersecurity startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs and acquisitions, including Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee, and Solera Networks. Brian has worked in over 50 countries across six continents. He has spoken at leading security events globally such as Black Hat, RSA, and BSides, and has been on C-SPAN, Fox, CNBC, CBS News, Bloomberg, and many others. Brian was recently featured in a cyberwar documentary alongside General Michael Hayden (former Director NSA and CIA).

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