Not Go Quietly: Adaptive Strategies and Unlikely Teammates

Presented at AppSec USA 2014, Sept. 18, 2014, 3 p.m. (45 minutes)

Don't be a hero; assemble your team of avengers from unlikely allies. Nearly every aspect of our job as defenders has gotten more difficult and more complex-escalating threat, massive IT change, burdensome compliance reporting, all with stagnant security budgets and headcount. Rather than surrender, it's time to fight back. This session will provide new approaches to finding financial and operational support for information security across the organization. Together we will highlight actual success stories and soft skills that make all the difference.


  • Josh Corman
    Joshua Corman is a Founder of I am The Cavalry (dot org) and CSO for PTC. Corman previously served as Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council, CTO for Sonatype, Director of Security Intelligence for Akamai, and in senior research & strategy roles for The 451 Group and IBM Internet Security Systems. He co-founded RuggedSoftware and IamTheCavalry to encourage new security approaches in response to the world's increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. Josh's unique approach to security in the context of human factors, adversary motivations and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in security. He also serves as an adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College and on the Congressional Task Force for Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity.