The cybersecurity community will need to widen its focus, both for talent attraction, collaborative defense and inclusion.
That was the basic premise of my keynote this morning at the inaugural Cybersecurity in Action, Research and Education conference. Since I am not a cybersecurity executive or academic, my goal was to simply share some interesting examples of the cyber conversations that our team at Technical.ly is dutifully reporting on.
Find my slides and links below.
I kicked off my presentation with the logic that open source culture, the subject of my FOSSCON keynote last year, has influenced so many other areas of technology and business: in this case, that cybersecurity defense has to be highly collaborative and attracting great talent will require a new kind of openness.
Here are a few Technical.ly stories I referenced during my presentation:
— Joshua Marpet (@quadling) April 1, 2016
- I spoke about civic hacker Mjumbe Poe as an example of the positive face of hacking.
- I shouted out Tenable Network Solutions as a big cyber firm that is doing recruiting creatively and effectively.
- I talked about ZeroFox’s ‘Threat Actors’ report following the Baltimore uprising, well reported by Technical.ly Baltimore’s own Stephen Babcock.
- I discussed ‘smart policing’ trends happening in Philadelphia and elsewhere.
- I shared our coverage of the City of Philadelphia’s Licenses and Inspections ‘License to Inspect’ app in 2012 and its ensuing gun permit data controversy.
- I mentioned the #SecureCodingMonth effort by the Cybrary open source coding library outside DC.
— Security BSides Del. (@BSidesDE) April 1, 2016
Also, because it was April Fools’ Day, I put a fake social security number as my own on the slides!
Below find my slides:
Thanks for reading!