Uncomfortable Approaches

Presented at BSidesLV 2016, Aug. 3, 2016, 2 p.m. (120 minutes)

To change the world we must first change ourselves; challenge our preconceived notions, and build new solutions. This second facilitated discussion will look at some ways we might be able to deal with the uncomfortable truths raised in the previous one. How do we resolve tensions and conflicts that exist in the things we believe to be true? After exhausting easy fixes, we must challenge ourselves to consider uncomfortable ones, even if we end up rejecting them.


  • Beau Woods - Deputy Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative - Atlantic Council/I Am The Cavalry
    Beau Woods is the deputy director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, and core contributor to the I Am The Cavalry initiative. Beau works with policymakers, industry, civil society groups, NGOs, and individual stakeholders to safeguard human life, public safety, and global security. Beau has been a part of the information security industry and hacker community for over a decade, is a frequent presenter, media contributor, and author.
  • I Am The Cavalry - I Am The Cavalry
    Many people identify with the I Am The Cavalry initiative, but want to maintain a low profile. This account represents those who will be speaking and participating who might not want themselves highlighted.
  • 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.