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The Great Explainer: Feynman and Standing on the Shoulders of Giants - Kevin Johnson (ShowMeCon 2019) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

The Great Explainer: Feynman and Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Kevin Johnson

ShowMeCon 2019

InfoSec has a problem. We can't keep up with the needs of our organizations and networks. We are often overwhelmed by the amount of things we need to learn and we struggle to help those coming up behind us. This is a huge issue. While Kevin is no Richard Feynman, he is an admirer. And as such there is a realization that we as an industry are failing at one of the things that has made us what we are today; training and learning. In this presentation, Kevin Johnson of Secure Ideas will walk people through the how and why we need to build mentorship and apprenticeship programs within our organizations and communities. This talk will use real world security issues and examples to explain how these programs work and how we can be better then we are.

Bio: Kevin Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Secure Ideas. Kevin has a long history in the IT field including system administration, network architecture and application development. He has been involved in building incident response and forensic teams, architecting security solutions for large enterprises and penetration testing everything from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Kevin is a faculty member at IANS and was an instructor and author for the SANS Institute.Kevin has performed a large number of trainings, briefings and presentations for both public events and internal trainings. He is the author of three SANS Institute classes: SEC542: Web Application Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, SEC642: Advanced Web Application Penetration Testing and SEC571: Mobile Device Security. Kevin has also presented at a large number of conventions, meetings and industry events. Some examples of these are: DerbyCon, ShmooCon, DEFCON, Blackhat, ISACA, Infragard and ISSA.Kevin is also very involved in the open source community. He runs a number of open source projects. These include SamuraiWTF; a web pen-testing environment, Laudanum; a collection of injectable web payloads, Yokoso; an infrastructure fingerprinting project and a number of others. Kevin is also involved in MobiSec and SH5ARK. Kevin was the founder and lead of the BASE project for Snort before transitioning that to another developer.In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion(Star Wars charity group).

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