Today was another busy day. Here are the talks I went to:
- Hacking Exposed: Day of Destruction by the CrowdStrike guys, George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch. This was an awesome talk, where they literally destroyed some computers. Yes, I think a couple were VMs, but they bricked at least one laptop. And they showed how malware could literally fry a machine. My question I didn't get to ask was: could you do that on an airplane, or a hospital? Consequences would be dire.
- Gumshoes - Security Investigative Journalists Speak Out - Dan Hubbard from OpenDNS moderated a panel of Brian Krebs, Nicole Perlroth, and Kevin Poulsen. Again, this was another really great talk that I selected because I follow Brian Krebs' and Kevin Poulsen's blog religiously. I hadn't heard of Nicole's work before, but I just added it to my feed reader. Lots of great stuff was discussed.
- Using Data Breadcrumbs to ID Targeted Attacks - Dan Hubbard. This was only a twenty minute talk, and I enjoyed it. It gave me some ideas to take back to the mother ship.