Stepping Up Our Game: Re-focusing the Security Community on Defense and Making Security Work for Everyone by Alex Stamos, Facebook CSO
Since the first Black Hat conference 20 years ago, the security community, industry and the world have changed to the point that it’s time to re-examine whether we’re living up to our responsibilities and potential.
Long gone are the days when “hacking” conjured up a sense of mischief and light-heartedness, with limited risks and harm. The harsh reality of the now is that the security community hasn’t kept pace with the importance of technology in our society, even as the stakes have grown higher than ever. Our adversaries are no longer motivated only by money, personal data or competitive intelligence, but are now driven to use the critical technologies of our lives to arrest journalists and activists, to suppress democracy and manipulate public opinion. In these times, our community has a responsibility to the people of the world that goes beyond traditional facets of information security.
Full Abstract: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/briefings/schedule/index.html#stepping-up-our-game-re-focusing-the-security-community-on-defense-and-making-security-work-for-everyone-8227