Social Engineering Business Into Your Security

Presented at Notacon 8 (2011), April 16, 2011, 3 p.m. (60 minutes)

Funding security toys^Wproducts used to be easy. Getting the business to understand why security costs keep changing is HARD. Many of the real problems in information security are not about technical prowess with packet dumps or disassemblers, they're about the fact that most security people don't know a debit from a credit and couldn't budget their way out of a wet paper bag. In this talk the five of us will show how social engineering can be applied to get your security program fully funded without resorting to FUD tactics and screaming matches. We'll cover all this and more with a little shouting, a lot of scolding, and some live demonstrations. (See what I did there!)

Presenters:

  • Matthew Neely
    Tom Eston is best known for his frequent encounters with the undead and his penchant for fine haberdashery. Chris Clymer's post-disco hit: "Don't Stop Achieving My Love" won 3 Grammy Awards. Matthew Neely is patient zero in the information security de-panting revolution. Brandon Knight is finally trying to reduce his carbon footprint through the use of smaller non-carbon shoes. James Arlen is with the band.
  • Brandon Knight
    Tom Eston is best known for his frequent encounters with the undead and his penchant for fine haberdashery. Chris Clymer's post-disco hit: "Don't Stop Achieving My Love" won 3 Grammy Awards. Matthew Neely is patient zero in the information security de-panting revolution. Brandon Knight is finally trying to reduce his carbon footprint through the use of smaller non-carbon shoes. James Arlen is with the band.
  • Tom Eston
    Tom Eston is best known for his frequent encounters with the undead and his penchant for fine haberdashery. Chris Clymer's post-disco hit: "Don't Stop Achieving My Love" won 3 Grammy Awards. Matthew Neely is patient zero in the information security de-panting revolution. Brandon Knight is finally trying to reduce his carbon footprint through the use of smaller non-carbon shoes. James Arlen is with the band.
  • Chris Clymer
    Tom Eston is best known for his frequent encounters with the undead and his penchant for fine haberdashery. Chris Clymer's post-disco hit: "Don't Stop Achieving My Love" won 3 Grammy Awards. Matthew Neely is patient zero in the information security de-panting revolution. Brandon Knight is finally trying to reduce his carbon footprint through the use of smaller non-carbon shoes. James Arlen is with the band.
  • James Arlen / Myrcurial as James Arlen
    Tom Eston is best known for his frequent encounters with the undead and his penchant for fine haberdashery. Chris Clymer's post-disco hit: "Don't Stop Achieving My Love" won 3 Grammy Awards. Matthew Neely is patient zero in the information security de-panting revolution. Brandon Knight is finally trying to reduce his carbon footprint through the use of smaller non-carbon shoes. James Arlen is with the band.

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