This page is archived from PancakesCon 2020. If you are resolving to this page, please clear your DNS cache and visit https://pancakescon.wordpress.com/ PancakesCon 2020 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… 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
I recently ran across a tweet by the very insightful Fernando Montenegro in which he makes an interesting point about a phenomenon we occasionally run into while examining social media profiles associated with a business: Do people also find it creepy/sleazy coming across fake LinkedIn profiles when researching a company/vendor? Makes me question the ethics… Read More Human Honeypots: I Make Friends (and So Should You)
I had no idea when I got the initial email about my apartment going “smart” how much my life would change in the course of a month. At the time I was speaking in front of a room of cybersecurity journalists, and it was all I could do to keep my cool and quickly blast… Read More Life Moves Fast, Smart-Apartment Style
A couple weeks ago, I vented my frustration as an ICS security professional at my apartment building forcibly converting to networked smart locks. My tweets were widely misinterpreted, so I’d like to talk a little bit about privacy and security aspects to consider if (when) the property you rent from decides to go “Smart”. To… Read More Security Things to Consider When Your Apartment Goes ‘Smart’
Ever wondered if your conference talk proposal measures up? I definitely do, every time I submit to a conference. Over the past week I reviewed over 600 call for paper submissions for the Derbycon information security conference. This was definitely a unique experience – I had participated in review boards in the past, but never… Read More I reviewed 600+ call-for-paper submissions, (and you’ll probably guess what happened next.)