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Hackers are from Mars, CxO's are from Jupiter - Rob Havelt NolaCon 2016 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Hackers are from Mars, CxO's are from Jupiter
Rob Havelt

I spent nearly 20 years as a hacker, pen tester, and techie. By the end, I lead a large team of amazing hackers, been to management training and thought I could speak the vernacular of "C-Level". Then I got into management consulting, first at a Big-4 type firm, then a small boutique firm. What I've learned this past 2 years shocked me. I learned that the disconnect that we all perceive isn't just a language barrier - its something far deeper. A few former techie CISO's aside, hackers are not the same species as CxO's - we think, process information, and communicate entirely differently. This talk will focus on hacking the boardroom. It will present tools and techniques for the average hacker and technologist to speak CxO, it will arm the hacker with knowledge of KPI's, MVGO's and project economics - so they may pull off the greatest hack of all - getting their ideas effectively expressed to management, and getting things fixed.

Bourbon-fueled absurdist. Raconteur. Man about town. All words used to describe Rob Havelt. These days, Rob identifies as a sardonic workaholic who dabbles in the finer things in life. One of the founding members of SpiderLabs, Rob has experience helping businesses around the world stay ahead of security threats. As director of iGRC (information, governance, risk and compliance) at infoedge, Rob teaches organizations how the proper handling of information can better support overall business strategy, and how to decode tech-speak to ensure buy-in.

Recorded at NolaCon 2016

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