Description: The defenders are losing the cyber security arms race. Why, because *We're doing it Wrong!* All of our defensive strategies are outdated and based on wrong assumptions about attackers' capabilities and the software environment. - So, let's figure out how to do it right. Come participate in a unique session. Part panel discussion, part open-floor brainstorming round-table, this session is intended to crowd-source ShmooCon attendees creativity, intelligence, skill set, experience and gift for non-linear thinking.
To get things started, the panel will present ideas from Military strategy, Military history, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology that we think might be applied to cyber security, and then we'll open the floor to all present to brainstorm ways to break the Patch it and Pray cycle.
Don't be a spectator, don't be a passive. We have our ideas, so bring yours and bounce them off of everybody else's. Who knows what will evolve.
Sandy Clark (Mouse) has been taking things apart since the age of two, and still hasn't learned to put them back together. An active member of the Hacker community, her professional work includes an Air Force Flight Control Computer, a simulator for NASA and singing at Carnegie Hall. She is slowly fulfilling a childhood dream, pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Systems and Security at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the vulnerability lifecycle, human scale security and the unexpected ways that systems interact. A founding member of Toool-USA, she 's a puzzle fanatic, clockwork toys, Mao (the card game), and anything that involves night vision goggles.
Matt Blaze is an associate professor of computer and information sciences and director of the Trusted Network Eavesdropping and Countermeasures project at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include secure systems, cryptology and cryptographic protocols, Radios, locks and large-scale systems.
David Nelson-Fischer loves exploring information and communications systems, inspired by his grandfather who made him crack cyphers to get presents. He spent an unusual childhood not in school but instead spending time exploring NirvanaNet and TOTSE whilst enthralled with the beauty of the baud. Several times, he found himself in a different environment, filled with sand, sun, and human networks to disrupt. He loves fencing and the chaos of conflict.
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