Conferences

The next Workshop on the Economics of Information Security will be held June 11-12 at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Many of the papers look fascinating, including “On the Viability of Using Liability to Incentivise Internet Security”, “A Behavioral Investigation of the FlipIt Game”, and “Are They Actually Any Different? Comparing 3,422 Financial Institutions’ Privacy Practices.”…

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(Posted for friends) AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture: open source software, Wikipedia-related projects, open data, open geo, fan fiction, remix culture, and more. The conference will be held June 8 and 9th in San Francisco. There will be two tracks at the conference: one for people…

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Hacking humans is an important step in today’s exploitation chains. From “2011 Recruitment plan.xls” to instant messenger URL delivery at the start of Aurora, the human in the loop is being exploited just as much as the machine. In fact, with the right story, you might not even need an exploit at all. So I’m…

Read More Hacking Humans at BlackHat

I’ll be speaking twice at BlackHat. First on the “Smashing the Future” panel with Bruce Schneier, Marcus Ranum, Jeff Moss and Jennifer Granick (10AM Wednesday, main hall). My second talk is also on Wednesday, on a new game, Control-Alt-Hack. I’ve been helping Tamara Denning and Yoshi Kohno create Control-Alt-Hack, and we’ll be speaking Wednesday at…

Read More My BlackHat Plans

At AusCert, I had the privilege to share a the gala dinner stage with LaserMan and Axis of Awesome, and talk about a few security lessons from Star Wars. I forgot to mention onstage that I’ve actually illustrated all eight of the Saltzer and Schroeder principles, and collected them up as a single page. That…

Read More My AusCert Gala talk

So the announcement for Toorcamp is out, and it looks like an exciting few days. A few talks already announced look very new school, including “How you can be an ally to us females” by Danielle Hulton and Leigh Honeywell, and “Cognitive Psychology for Hackers.” It’s in the far northwester corner of the US, and…

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