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Real World Threats - Russ Ward (BSides Huntsville 2014) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Real World Threats
Russ Ward

A mindset shift on a technical perception of real world security threats; this talk discusses the roots of major security threats that all of us face in everyday life, and how the next generation will be vital to resolve the threats.

Bio: Russ Ward is the Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Russ has been engaged in the security community for the last 15 years, including academic, government, corporate and legal domains. He focuses on a holistic security approach including architecture, design, implementation, documentation, project review, incident handling/response, forensics, code analysis, web applications testing, auditing and training. Throughout his career Russ has trained college students, law enforcement and DoD personnel, while conducting security operations and research, including many DoD, SCADA, ICS, Fortune 100 corporate and High Performance Computing (HPC) networks. Russ is currently 1 of 107 people that hold GIAC's most prestigious certifications, GIAC Security Expert (GSE). In addition, he also holds: GSEC, GCUX, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GPEN, GCWN, CISSP, and CICP.

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