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A Hackers Contemplation – Where Do We Go From Here?

By : Chris Roberts (@Sidragon1)

For 25 years or more we have fought the battle of passwords while all around us the world has developed, data has exponentially increased, attack surfaces are everywhere and technology had quite simply forced the human race to consider the evolution cycle in single lifespans as opposed to Era’s. During the last 25 years we have done little to protect the charges we are responsible for, we have failed to secure systems, allowed financial attacks, infrastructure attacks, and now attacks against humans directly. At what point will we be able to stem the bleeding and actually take charge of our realm? Have we left it too late, or are we still able to claw back out of the abyss and face our adversary in a more asymmetrical defensive manner? Can we actually provide safety and security to our charges or will we continue to fail? This, along with planes, trains; cows and ships will be covered in the talk.

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Chris currently works on a number of projects, and over the years, he’s founded or worked with a number of companies specializing in DarkNet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, and providers of security services and threat intelligence. Roberts is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry. Roberts is credentialed in many of the top IT and information security disciplines and as a CyberSecurity advocate and passionate industry voice, Roberts is regularly featured in national newspapers, television news, industry publications and several documentaries. He can typically be found waving arms on a stage somewhere on this planet…or hacking into whatever’s taken his fancy… And worst case, to jog the memory, Chris was the researcher who gained global attention in 2015 for demonstrating the linkage between various aviation systems, both on the ground and while in the air that allowed the exploitation of attacks against flight control system.

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