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March 05, 2013

RSA Conference 2013 – The Year of the Panel

At this year’s RSA Conference, panel discussions appeared to dominate the speaking sessions. Personally, I find that panels are more engaging and prov...

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October 08, 2012

DerbyCon 2.0 – Proof that Success Breeds More Success

After DerbyCon 1.0 in 2011, I wrote a blog post about why I felt that first conference was a success: It had quality talks; it was affordable and acce...

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September 05, 2012

Security in the Virtual World | Optiv

There is a popular saying among Texas residents who are not native to the state: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.” That pit...

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August 03, 2012

Three Areas of Change at Black Hat

Black Hat is changing. It is pretty evident when you walk the vendor floor and see some of the event and session attendees. A lot of folks are talking...

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May 03, 2012

The “Security Hero” Culture is Changing

Will Rogers said, “Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.” I would agree with Will since I am pretty sure that he was referring...

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March 13, 2012

The Many Forms of Education at the RSA Conference

This year, I attended my fifth RSA Conference. I have been to RSA events with grand themes such as 1920s-era gangsters, a cryptographer from ancient I...

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October 20, 2011

Dr. Charlie Miller Compares the Security of iOS and Android

I had the honor of talking to Dr. Charlie Miller, principal research consultant for Accuvant LABS, for a bit during DerbyCon about the security of mob...

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October 06, 2011

Why DerbyCon Was a Success

A new hacker con took place last weekend. It was called DerbyCon, and it was held in Louisville, Kentucky. As DerbyCon’s website states, this was not ...

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