Community-based Defense

State of the Union

I spent a lot of time trying to think about what to write for a BlueHat pre-conference blog entry and had a pretty hard time focusing on one topic. To handle this, I decided to comment on the state of security. While I’ve found plenty of things to be excited about with security, including improved …

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The Valley Between Black & Blue

Handle:C-Lizzle IRL: Celene Temkin Rank: BlueHat Project Manager Likes: Culinary warfare, BlueHat hackers and responsible disclosure Dislikes: Acts of hubris, MySpace, orange mocha Frappaccinos! I affectionately call this time between summer conferences, the black and blue phase, where I wear security like a Hypercolor t-shirt, changing colors depending on where we are in our conference …

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DNS: An Example of Ecosystem Partnerships

Handle:Zot IRL: Zot O’Connor Rank: Program Manager 2 Likes: Taking on the enemy with partners, Automating processes, good scotch and bourbon Dislikes: Poor reporting, FUD, miscreants, dangling participles My name is Zot O’Connor and I am a computer genius.  Really, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says so .  Okay, not directly, but I was one of the …

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Black Hat 2008: What it Means, What to Expect

Handle:The Crushman IRL: Andrew Cushman Rank: Security Director Likes: Cranberry juice (thanks Jay!) Dislikes: Super helpful hotel desk clerks (thanks Raoul?) Hey Andrew Cushman here… It’s that time of year, August in Vegas, time for the big show, it’s Black Hat time… Along with the vivid memories of crowded briefing rooms, the critical mass of …

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