IATC Kickoff

Presented at BSidesLV 2017, July 25, 2017, 11:30 a.m. (55 minutes)

"Our dependence on connected technology is growing faster than our ability to secure it, affecting human life, public safety, national security, and global GDP." This realization launched I Am The Cavalry four years ago at BSidesLV. While there's been a lot of progress and enlightenment among government and corporate leaders, in the footrace with adversaries, defenders started way behind. As I Am The Cavalry enters its fifth year. Our BSidesLV track will highlight many of the successes for Cyber Safety, and build capabilities for scale, speed, and agility so we can look forward to what's needed and what's next. Josh Corman and Beau Woods will kick off the track, giving a brief overview of I Am The Cavalry, mention some notable wins, and give a roadmap for the two day track. And Keren Elazari will deliver a rousing keynote, laying a foundation for BSidesLV participants to help make us safer, sooner, together.


  • Keren Elazari / k3r3n3 - Security Analyst, Author & Researcher - www.k3r3n3.com   as Keren Elazari
    As an independent analyst and strategic advisor, I write , research and speak about emerging security trends and technologies and help global organizations navigate complex cyber security issues. My research and writing about security has been featured by NATO, WIRED, TED, Scientific American and the Financial Times, to name a few. I hold a CISSP since 2007, and MA in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University, where I'm a senior research fellow with the Balvatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center. I'm also visiting faculty member with Singularity University, a private future-oriented think tank in silicon valley. In 2014, I became the first Israeli woman to speak at the annual TED conference. My TED talk "Hackers: the internet's immune system" has been viewed by millions and translated to 30 languages. In 2016, I contributed to the book "Women in Tech", published by Penguin RandomHouse USA , now an Amazon bestseller.
  • 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.
  • 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.