I'll Take "Myrcurial" for $100

Presented at Notacon 8 (2011), April 15, 2011, 6 p.m. (60 minutes)

In this exciting and fast paced "speed rant", you'll be dragged from one seemingly unrelated topic to another as together we try to make sense of the world around us. It's time to set aside the "inner monologue" in favor of some frank discussion from the perspective of Infosec geek, hacker, social activist, author, speaker and parent. Topics include: Visualization In Security, Business Terminology, Infosec Career Planning, Activism And Risk Taking, Presentation Skills, Hacker Mythos In 2011, Revenge Of The Nerds And History, Coloring Outside The Lines, and Why You Should Read Books. Assuming that there are no computer incidents during the talk, there'll even be time for a public "Ask Anything"


  • James Arlen / Myrcurial as James Arlen
    James Arlen, sometimes known as Myrcurial, is a security consultant usually found in tall buildings wearing a suit, founder of the Think|Haus hackerspace, contributing analyst for Securosis, columnist at Liquidmatrix Security Digest, Infosec geek, hacker, social activist, author, speaker, and parent. He's been at this security game for more than 15 years and loves blinky lights and shiny things.