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Everything I Need to Know About Infosec I Learned from Gambling - Cliff Smith BSidesSTL 2019 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Everything I Need to Know About Infosec I Learned from Gambling
Cliff Smith
@BismthSalamandr
BSidesSTL 2019

Kindergarten may have prepared us all for life, but the casino floor can prepare you for your career in infosec. Hackers and gamblers are cut from the same cloth, and security professionals can learn a lot from the interplay between advantage players and casino countermeasures. By examining some famous examples of players who beat the house, using both legal and illegal tactics, this talk will help newbies learn how to think about security problems and give veterans a few new ideas as well.

Cliff Smithwrote his first lines of code more than 20 years ago on a TI-99/4A. Today, he breaks into networks and web applications for a living. His work experience includes penetration testing, secure code reviews, compliance audits, web application development, system administration, and law practice for a mid-sized firm in St. Louis.

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