Conferences

Jean Camp and Yoshi Kohno are organizing an interesting workshop upcoming at the University of Washington on “Best Practices In The IoT:” Our agenda begins with a presentation on the Federal Government initiatives in the IoT. When collecting the reading materials for emerging standards, we found nearly a thousand pages once all governmental materials are…

Read More IoT Security Workshop (Seattle, August)

This is a brief response to Steve Christey Coley, who wrote on Twitter, “but BH CFP reads mostly pure-tech, yet infosec’s more human-driven?” I can’t respond in 140, and so a few of my thoughts, badly organized: BlackHat started life as a technical conference, and there’s certain expectations about topics, content and quality, which have…

Read More Humans in Security, BlackHat talks

Have a survival kit: ricola, Purell, gatorade, advil and antacids can be brought or bought on site. Favorite talk (not by me): I look forward to Sounil Yu’s talk on “Understanding the Security Vendor Landscape Using the Cyber Defense Matrix.” I’ve seen an earlier version of this, and like the model he’s building a great…

Read More RSA Planning

As we head into summer conference season, drama is as predictable as vulnerabilities. I’m really not fond of either. What I am fond of, (other than Star Wars), as someone who spends a lot of time thinking about models, is the model of the “drama triangle.” First discussed by Stephen Karpman, the triangle has three…

Read More The Drama Triangle