I’m thrilled to announce that PancakesCon 2 will be Sunday, March 21, 2021. It will once again be 100% free and virtual. Call for volunteers (logistics, CFP review) will be posted soon. Follow this page or @pancakescon on Twitter for updates.
For the past decade, I have listened to a number of stories from a minority of cybersecurity professionals I talk to about unbelievably hostile and abusive workplaces. More insidious to me, are the workplaces that “pass” as okay on paper, but are continually undermining, failing, and gaslighting their junior employees. Unfortunately, it’s often harder for junior people to judge that they are not being treated fairly than in cases of extreme abuse.… Read More About Cybersecurity Management and Expectations
Folks often approach me with a question along the lines of, “How do I learn ICS security?” I’ve already talked about the question with regards to general cybersecurity, so let me take a crack at it. There are a lot of parallels between that question and, “How do I get into infosec?”. I can help… Read More So You Want to Learn ICS Security…
This page is perma-linked at pancakescon.com Thank you for your attendance and support; see you next time! Media coverage: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3533422/virtual-security-conferences-fill-void-left-by-canceled-face-to-face-events.html Info and CFP #PancakesCon is an impromptu, virtual hacker con which occurred on Sunday 3/22/2020, from 9AM-6PM Central US Time. Every talk at PancakesCon was approximately 40 minutes long, and had two halves: 1) An… Read More PancakesCon 2020: Quarantine Edition
Jan 23, 2020 SCADA vulnerabilities, nation/state actors, and a host of other IT security issues factor heavily in the role of Principal Incident Responder Lesley Carhart. Episode 6 of “AVANT Technology Insights with Ken Presti” shows you where the IT Security “puck” is going.
I discuss the trials and tribulations of trying to bring IT cybersecurity and Operational Technology (ICS) teams together to tackle new threats.
I chat about what it’s like to be an infosec “influencer” on social media – the cost, upsides, downsides, and what I’ve learned.
I’ve had the (dubious) honor and privilege of witnessing a couple decades of IT educational lab environments. Even after well over a decade of full-time cybersecurity work, I often still have to re-certify on various tasks which require I complete a live lab or CTF (capture the flag). I build such environments myself. The way… Read More Bad, Good, and Super-Cringey Infosec Lab Environments