HackCon 2014 in Oslo, Norway

I really like hanging with smart people who can teach & edumecate me! 🙂 Oslo allowed me that luxury. Suhail, the organizer of HackCon (@hackcon) and his wife (both on the right of the pix) put together an awesome lineup of security folks – and I actually attended every English talk – and LEARNED! Original thoughts and ideas by some, …

Let’s Get Politically Incorrect!

Ellen Messmer at Network World has written a wonderful article summarizing Winn’s latest rantings at Hacker Halted about the outmoded hiring processes often involved in finding security professionals. Computer geeks are discriminated against under hiring rules and legal niceties that often categorize them as undesirables. “We do not fit …

DHS’s GFIRST 2011 Closing Keynote Address

Winn Schwartau’s closing keynote at DHS’s GFIRST 2011 conference shocked a few thinkers, rattled some pre-conceived notions, and offered unique perspective and insight! The things that scare the living IT out of Winn include our reliance on tech, cyberwar 4g, our failure to profile, and much more. Watch the whole presentation above!

Securing the Enterprise Against Smartphones

In light of the conclusion of the 2011 RSA Conference, Streaming Media‘s Tim Siglin has written an article about a topic that was discussed hotly there: the security concerns involved with using smartphones (and other devices) on an enterprise network. Winn has something to say about that! Representing Mobile Active Defense as the company’s …

Cyber-Christ Meets Lady Luck

DefCon II: Las Vegas – July 22-24, 1994 Las Vegas connotes radically different images to radically different folks. The Rat Pack of Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. elicits up the glistening self-indulgent imagery of Vegas’ neon organized crime in the ’50’s (Ocean’s Eleven displayed only minor hacking skills.) Then …