We got it wrong! – Great Lakes Security Conference

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We got it wrong! – Great Lakes Security Conference

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This session is on all the things we all say all the time, about all the things we call know. Security through obscurity is bad. Defense in depth is good. Stop clicking things. Next generation is bad, or maybe, next generation is good. The list goes on and on. The resulting rules of thumb are sometimes contradictory and often misleading. With war stories and anecdotes, we’ll explore what happens when teams run security by tribal knowledge instead of research and reason. Spoiler alert: they get pwned. Turns out, we were wrong.

Presented for Great Lakes Security Conference (GLSC) 2021.

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Design Thinking for Blue Teams at Converge Detroit

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Usability versus security is stupid. It forces us to choose one or the other. It excuses security breaches under the guise of usability. It automatically pits us against them, builders against breakers, developers against defenders. A better approach is to view security like usability: they happen where man meets machine. At that moment of meeting, what factors in human psychology and industrial design are at play? And suppose we could pause time. Suppose we could tease out those factors. Could we design a better experience, design a better outcome, design a better path to the future?

Recorded for Converge Detroit 2020

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Security Design Strategies for the Age of BYO

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Secure360 2020 – Security happens where man meets machine. Or, fails to happen, as we see all too often. Blame the users. They’ll click anything. Blame the developers. Half their code is riddled with vulnerabilities anyways. Blame the IT staff. You’d think they’d at least know better. But perhaps, we’ve been placing the blame on the wrong places. What exactly happens where people and technology meet? At that moment, that very moment, what factors in human psychology and industrial design are at play? And suppose we could pause time for a moment. Suppose we could tease out those factors. Could we design a better experience, design a better outcome, design a better path to the future? This session explores these questions and identifies lessons the cyber security field can learn from industrial design.

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