Photo exhibition brings helpful hackers up close Hackers are generally portrayed in the media with hoodies, masks, or shadowed faces to underline their criminal intent. This exhibition displays helpful hackers, who seek, find and report vulnerabilities in computer systems in order to improve security. They report their finding to the owner of the systems first and then to the hacker community, government and businesses involved. This practice is currently known as Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure and the Netherlands is spearheading this way of collaborating with hackers. Photographer Tobias Groenland collaborated from 2014-2018 with writer Chris van ‘t Hof to bring this diverse group of helpful hackers up close to you in image and story. Each was asked to think of their favourite programming language during the shooting. The term “handshake” refers to the process of setting the rules of communication between two computers. Once both sides agree, they can establish a trusted connection, recognisable for example as the “s” of “secure” in “https:” and the small lock displayed in your browser. This exhibition aims to establish a trustworthy connection between the viewer and hacker to disclose vulnerabilities, fix them and make the internet safer together. #hackershandshake

Location: Onyx room (first floor)
Opening: Tuesday, 2 October at 11.00 hrs by Patricia Zorko
After the opening the exhibition is open during the entire conference.


time: 11:00

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