The “world’s most dangerous hacker” and subject of our documentary Freedom Downtime (along with many other more sensationalist pieces over the decades) gives us an update on what’s been going on in his life since the last time he was here in 2004. (A severe case of food poisoning in Colombia forced him to cancel his HOPE Number Six appearance - which may be one of the stories he tells this time.)
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In the field of Information Security, the terms vulnerability, threat, and risk have specific meanings and are often misapplied and misidentified in projects. This presentation will explain threat modeling as it applies to information and application security projects, utilizing the shared memory of the Death Star trench run as an analogy to better understand these concepts. You will learn how to define risks, threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures; how to integrate threat modeling into a software development lifecycle; examine example threat modeling methodologies; and hear real-world anecdotes of threat modeling successes and failures.
Our long-term interaction with the web will be defined by six trends. These trends will will involve dramatic changes that will make computing more like what we are used to seeing in many of today’s movies. Kevin Kelly explains why he believes that soon the internet will beneficially surround us in ways that most users don’t imagine today.
Frank Abagnale’s rare expertise began more than 40 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous confidence men. Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor and a pediatrician, in addition to cashing $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and 26 foreign countries. Apprehended by the French police when he was 21 years old, he served time in the French, Swedish and U. S. prison systems. After five years he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government, without remuneration, by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies. Frank has now been associated with the FBI for over 35 years. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.
Frank’s exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can, based on Frank’s best-selling book. In this session, he’ll describe his life, both during the time covered in his well known story, as well as covering what he’s up to these days.