I Am The Cavalry Track Introduction and Overview

Presented at BSidesLV 2015, Aug. 4, 2015, 11 a.m. (25 minutes)

We will provide a brief overview of I Am The Cavalry, as well as outline the day's activities. Participants who have yet to be introduced to the initiative will be; those who are very familiar will be updated on activities and progress over the last year. And we will describe the vision for the day's activities. Even if you miss this first session, you can join for any of the others.

Presenters:

  • Nicholas J. Percoco - Vice President - Rapid7
    Nicholas J. Percoco is vice president of strategic services at Rapid7. In his role he leads a team that advises customers on how to mitigate and respond to threats using data driving analysis to empower more relevant, timely, and impactful decisions. Over the past decade, Nicholas has presented security research with a focus on custom malware, mobile devices, and data breach trends to audience all over the world including a Keynote at RSA Conference 2013, TEDx Naperville, and eights previous talks at DEF CON. When he is not on an airplane or working with customers, he enjoys running the THOTCON hacking conference in Chicago, trying new and interesting craft beers, and being a founding member of the Cavarly movement. Prior to Rapid7, he ran SpiderLabs at Trustwave and security practices at both VeriSign and Internet Security Systems. You can find him on Twitter as "c7five".
  • Joshua Corman - Founder - I am The Cavalry
    Joshua Corman is a Founder of I am The Cavalry (dot org) and Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council. Corman previously served as 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 adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College and on the 2016 HHS Cybersecurity Task Force.

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