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The Jazz Improv of Infosec - Damon J. Small NolaCon 2019 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec <br>Tutorial Videos)


The Jazz Improv of Infosec
Damon J. Small


Information security is steeped in computer science. However, there are creative aspects to being an infosec pro that are often overlooked. The speaker draws from his experience as a gigging musician to demonstrate how art and science can converge and allow for more impactful interactions with those whose information assets we are trying to protect. Whether the viewer is a client-facing consultant or supporting an organization from within, the goal of this presentation is to provide specific examples of how at-risk engagements have been salvaged through a mixture of creative and critical thinking.



Damon Small began his career studying music at LSU. He took advantage of computer skills learned in the LSU recording studio to become a sysadmin in the 1990s. Over the past 18 years as a security professional he has supported infosec initiatives in the healthcare, defense, aerospace, and oil and gas industries. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts in Music, Small completed the Master of Science in Information Assurance degree from Norwich University in 2005. His role as Technical Director includes working closely with NCC Group consultants and clients in delivering complex security assessments that meet varied business requirements.



Recorded at NolaCon 2019


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