DEF CON Comedy Jam Part VI, Return of the Fail

Presented at DEF CON 21 (2013), Aug. 3, 2013, noon (105 minutes)

You know you can't stay away! The most talked about panel at DEF CON! More FAIL than you can shake a stick at. Come hear some of the loudest mouths in the industry talk about the epic security failures of the last year. So much fail, you'll need waffles to make it through. Nothing is sacred not even each other. Over the last two years, we've raised over $2000 for the EFF, let's see how much we can raise this year.


  • Alex Rothman - Shostack, Esq.
  • Robert David Graham - Errata   as Rob Graham
    Rob Graham (@ErrataRob) is an American security consultant, best known as the father of network IPS and the creator of BlackICE. He's been in cybersec since before people started using the term "cybersec," starting as a child learning from his grandfather, who was a code breaker in WWII.
  • James Arlen / Myrcurial - Liquidmatrix / Leviathan Security   as James Arlen
    James Arlen (@myrcurial) is a senior consultant at Leviathan Security Group providing security consulting services to the utility and financial verticals. He has been involved with implementing a practical level of information security in Fortune 500, TSE 100, and major public-sector corporations for 19+ years. James is also a contributing analyst with Securosis and has a recurring column on Liquidmatrix Security Digest. Best described as: "Infosec geek, hacker, social activist, author, speaker, and parent." His areas of interest include organizational change, social engineering, blinky lights and shiny things.
  • Larry Pesce - pauldotcom.comEnerNex
  • David Maynor - Errata   as Dave Maynor
    Dave Maynor is a founder of Errata Security and serves as the Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Maynor is responsible for day-to-day technical decisions of Errata Security and also employs a strong background in reverse engineering and exploit development to produce Hacker Eye View reports. Mr. Maynor has previously been the Senior Researcher for Secureworks and a research engineer with the ISS Xforce R&D team where his primary responsibilities included reverse engineering high risk applications, researching new evasion techniques for security tools, and researching new threats before they become widespread. Before ISS, Maynor spent 3 years at Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech), with the last two years as a part of the information security group as an application developer to help make the sheer size and magnitude of security incidents on campus manageable. Before that Maynor contracted with a variety of different companies in a widespread of industries ranging from digital TV development to protection of top 25 websites to security consulting and penetration testing to online banking and ISPs.
  • Chris Hoff - Rational Security
  • Rich Mogull - Analyst & CEO, Securosis
    Rich Mogull (@rmogull) is a recovering Gartner analyst who is embarrassed at corporate events because he actually enjoys using technology and can even pop a shell in a pinch. He is a DEF CON Goon, former paramedic and ski patroller, and once drove a submarine for a few minutes without hitting anything. In previous Fail panels he has broken robots, hacked WiFi, impersonated a money mule, and launched rockets.
  • David Mortman - Chief Security Architect, Enstratius
    David Mortman ( is the Chief Security Architect at Enstratius and is a Contributing Analyst at Securosis. Before enStratus, he ran operations and security for C3. Formerly the Chief Information Security Officer for Siebel Systems, Inc., Previously, Mr. Mortman was Manager of IT Security at Network Associates. Mr. Mortman has also been a regular panelist and speaker at RSA, Blackhat, Defcon and SSecure360 as well. Mr. Mortman sits on a variety of advisory boards including Qualys. He holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. David writes for Securosis, Emergent Chaos and the New School blogs.
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