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Bill Sempf – Is locksport a sport? Derbycon 2011 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Bill Sempf – Is locksport a sport?
Derbycon 2011

People learn to pick locks because it is deeply forbidden knowledge, like knowing about sex when you are in elementary school. The outside might read “I am interested in the technical aspects of physical security” but the inside says “I can steal your shit.” Who cares if you have the keys to her heart if you can pick your way in, right? The essence of Locksport is that it is a hobby. Is it? Are we training a new generation of thieves? Or are we serving all of the platitudes that we all provide – reducing reliance on security by obscurity and whatnot. Let the Administrative Director of Locksport International give you his feedback, and we will see where we stand.

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