From Chaos to Bliss: How We Solved Security in Just 20 Years: (LOL, JK) A look back at security and more from 1999 to today - ❤️😡💩

Presented at ToorCon San Diego 20 (2018), Sept. 16, 2018, 11 a.m. (50 minutes)

20 years ago Win95 was dominant, security meant AV and firewalls, cDc released BO2k, the Melissa virus was kind of a big deal, The Matrix was in theaters, Mitnick went to prison, and we feared Y2K. Today Android is #1, AI and ML are solving all our problems, new tools are rampant, cryptojacking is king, we binge watch Netflix, Marcus Hutchins awaits prosecution, and election hacking is a hot topic. Take a trip back in time to reminisce about the good, the bad, and the ugly, learn some things you didn't know, and get my take on it all.


  • Steve Werby
    I've been around the block - angel-funded dotcom era startup co-owner, independent security consultant, (CISO)^3, (enterprise security architect)^2, pen-tester, security product startup director, MSSP advisory services director. Virginia native who's been in San Diego a year. @stevewerby @todayininfosec @[OBFUSCATED] Eager and open to swapping stories and ideas at [barcon|lobbycon|hallwaycon].