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Information Security Reconciliation: The Scene and The Profession - Mark Stanislav BSides Detroit 2015 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Information Security Reconciliation: The Scene and The Profession
Mark Stanislav

Whether people want to admit it or not, there's a strong, concerning segmentation that's more obvious than ever within information security. Over my 15 years attending information security conferences around the Detroit area and beyond, I've seen a departure from the community I once knew and instead see a contentious, biased formation of "us vs. them" happening more than ever. On this 5th anniversary of Security B-Sides Detroit, I will provide an unapologetic perspective of what I've seen, what I am seeing, and what I hope to see in the future for the community as a whole. It's tough to enjoy the big picture when most of us are living in 140-character arguments about topics not worth the middle of a tabloid magazine. So, let's step back, take a breath, and be honest with ourselves about info sec so we can move on, better than we were before.

Mark Stanislav is a Senior Security Consultant on the Strategic Services team at Rapid7. With a career spanning over a decade, Mark has worked within small business, academia, startup, and corporate environments, primarily focused on Linux architecture, information security, and web application development. Mark has spoken internationally at over 100 events including RSA, DEF CON, ShmooCon, SOURCE Boston, Codegate, and THOTCON. Mark’s security research and initiatives have been featured by news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Register, The Guardian, CSO Online, Security Ledger, and Slashdot. Mark is the co-founder of the Internet of Things security research initiative, BuildItSecure.ly. He is also the author of a book titled, "Two-Factor Authentication". Mark earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Networking & IT Administration and his Master of Science Degree in Technology Studies, focused on Information Assurance, both from Eastern Michigan University. During his time at EMU, Mark built the curriculum for two courses focused on Linux administration and taught as an Adjunct Lecturer for two years. Mark holds CISSP, Security+, Linux+, and CCSK certifications.

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