For over a quarter century, computer security incident response and network defense have been performed by a self-selected cohort of clever and easily bored IT generalists who love solving puzzles and come from diverse backgrounds and levels of academic achievement. However, if our field is going to tackle the difficult problems that lie ahead, it needs to “professionalize:” adopt standards of education, training and conduct to ensure we can be trusted to do the right thing and that we can scale up our talent pool without dilution or pollution. This talk will cover the pros and cons of professionalization, some steps we need to take as a community, and discuss work that has already begun on establishing a code of ethics through the FIRST Ethics Special Interest Group (Ethics-SIG).


time: 11:30

Other sessions:

Multi-party Vulnerability Disclosure: How we got here and where we are going (panel discussion)

Got hacked! Now what?

Making Sense of Cyber Crises

Deterrence in cyberspace: challenge or illusion?

Secure Agile Software Development