“We are not so different, you and I. We’ve both spent our lives looking for the weaknesses in one anothers’ systems.”
– George Smiley, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
For over two decades, working as an cybersecurity entrepreneur, researcher and instructor, I have heard over and over again that attacks and defense are two sides of the same coin. But what does it really mean in application? What happens when sophisticated attacks collide with sophisticated defenses? Who wins?
This is talk is aimed at a wide audience in cybersecurity – from the strategists to the practitioners. We will discuss Evolution, Attacks, Defense and PEBKAC. What factors shall affect the posture of trustworthiness and safety in the digital world in the next two years to come depend largely on the road we have followed over the past two decades. This talk looks above and beyond, albeit optimistically, about realigning some of the conventional approaches, slowly but strategically shifting mindsets of stakeholders and consumers alike, to bring about a more proactive approach to security.
Come with an open mind, and stay back to participate in an engaging Q&A session at the end.