Phil Cryer

Phil Cryer (fak3r) is a systems engineer and privacy advocate who has worked on Linux and open source solutions for over 10 years. While balancing security with openness he has lectured globally on ways to open data silos to facilitate scientific discovery, but is equally comfortable talking about sharing any kind of data. His favorite memory from previous DEFCONs was yelling at the screen during a late night screening of Wargames, but locking himself out of his own room at last year's con is a close second. He learns by doing, believes that imagination is more important than knowledge, and like all good IT professionals, has a bachelor degree in fine arts. Twitter: @fak3r