Security of Things: Who Will Save Us?
Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM
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.
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...Show the rest
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 to audiences all over the world. In his current role at Rapid7, Nick advises consumers and organizations alike on how to mitigate and respond to security threats.
He is a founding member of The Cavalry, a global grassroots organization focused on issues where computer security intersects public safety and human life. In his spare time, Nick enjoys running the THOTCON hacking conference in Chicago and trying new and interesting craft beers.
Prior to Rapid7, he ran SpiderLabs at Trustwave and security practices at both VeriSign and Internet Security Systems.Hide the rest