2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Security of Things: Who Will Save Us?

Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 4
110 E 2nd St


Society is hurtling towards a world of hyper convenience and adaptive omniscience.

Two years ago, the “Internet of Things” was just beginning its rise as one of the most buzzed-about topics of the technology world. Now, smarthomes are a reality, our phones and wearable computers are the command line of our lives, and a slew of new, connected gadgets hit the marketplace every year (even toilets aren’t off limits).

A parallel shift is happening in the security world, as threats and attackers become more sophisticated, cyberespionage becomes a real-world concern, and a new data breach makes headlines practically each day.

As technology becomes increasingly personal and intrusive into our private lives, the consequences of security failures will be more severe. This talk will explain how we got here, where we’re heading, why the hacking community plays a pivotal role, and how to protect yourself when the lines between public and private blur.


#sxsw #SXSWSaveUs


Nicholas Percoco

VP, Strategic Svcs


Nicholas J. Percoco is an ethical computer hacker and security researcher. Over the past decade, He has presented security research with a focus on malware, mobile devices, and data breach trends t...

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