Wednesday, November 20 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Cavalry Is Us: Protecting the public good

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Speaker(s): Joshua Corman and Nicholas Percoco

Description: In the Internet of Things, security issues have grown well

beyond our day jobs. Our dependence on software is growing faster than our

ability to secure it. In our efforts to find the grown-ups who are paying

attention to these risks, one painful truth has become clear: The Cavalry

Isn¹t Coming. Our fate falls to us or to no one. At BSidesLV and DEF CON

21, a call was made and many of you have answered. At DerbyCon, we begin

the work of shaping our futures. Here at AppSec, we have the opportunity

to level-up and reframe our role in all of this. As the initiated, we face

a clear and present danger in the criminalization of research, to our

liberties, and (with our increased dependence on indefensible IT) even to

human safety and human life. What was once our hobby became our profession

and (when we weren¹t looking) now permeates every aspect of our personal

lives, our families, our safetyŠ Now that security issues are mainstream,

security illiteracy has lead to very dangerous precedents as many of us

are watching our own demise. It is time for some uncomfortable



This session will both frame the plans to engage in Legislative, Judicial,

Professional, and Media (hearts & minds) channels and to organize and

initiate our ³constitutional congress² working sessions.  The time is now. It will not be easy, but

it is necessary, and we are up for the challenge.


It¹s high time we make our dent in the universe. For background, please

watch the video of the launch of @iamthecavalry : http://bit.ly/16YbpC1 >

Join the conversations also at: google group:


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Josh Corman

Director of Security Intelligence, Akamai Technologies
Joshua Corman is the Director of Security Intelligence for Akamai. Most recently he served as Research Director for Enterprise Security at The 451 Group. Mr. Corman’s cross-domain research highlights adversaries, game theory and motivational structures. His analysis cuts across... Read More →
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Nicholas J. Percoco

Director, Information Protection, KPMG
With more than 16 years of information security experience, Nicholas is a Director in KPMG's Information Protection practice. Prior to KPMG, Percoco led the global SpiderLabs organization for more than a decade that performed more than 2000 computer incident response and forensic... Read More →

Wednesday November 20, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Salon 2 (5th Floor Ballroom) NY Marriott Marquis

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