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Hacking Matters Panel – PSW #677

December 11, 2020

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Hacking matters. The term hacking has gotten away from us over the years. I believe we’ve reclaimed it, to a certain extent. The goal of this panel is to discuss all things hacking culture. What does it mean to be a hacker and how do we preserve the hacking ideology?

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Full Episode Show Notes

Hacking Matters Panel

A play on words for sure, this panel will discuss “Hacking Matters”. We will address why hacking matters, to our community, and to society as a whole. It’s difficult to imagine a world without hackers. Which brings us to the second aspect of our panel, to address the matters of hacking. Specifically, we will aim to address the following:

- How do hackers help society today and into the future?
- How do we preserve the hacking spirit?
- How do we recognize the hacker in ourselves and in other people?
- How do we protect hackers from those creating and enforcing laws?
- What are some of the qualities of a hacker? Persistence? Creativity?
- How do we guide the youth of today to become ethical hackers? (Not so much in the penetration testing sense, but related to morals and ethics).
- Hackers love to explore, what advice do we have for those who explore technology to find vulnerabilities and are met with lawyers rather than open arms?
- What are some of the best examples of hacking in his-tory and popular culture?
- Can we teach someone to be a hacker? Or is hacking something you are born with and we can help you unlock it?
- How do we deal with this ethical dilemma: You’ve discovered a way to “break” a system, if you expose it good people will know about it (and hopefully fix it), but the evil attackers now also know about it and could abuse it?


[caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Doug White Doug White - Professor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Jeff Man Jeff Man - Sr. InfoSec Consultant[/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Joff Thyer Joff Thyer - Security Analyst[/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Larry Pesce Larry Pesce - Senior Managing Consultant and Director of Research[/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Lee Neely Lee Neely - Senior Cyber Analyst [/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Paul Asadoorian Paul Asadoorian - Founder & CTO[/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Tyler Robinson Tyler Robinson - Managing Director of Network Operations[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Bill Swearingen Bill Swearingen - Sr Cyber Strategist [/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Chloé Messdaghi Chloé Messdaghi - VP of Strategy [/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Cyndi Gula Cyndi Gula - Partner [/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]John Loucaides John Loucaides - VP of Research & Development [/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Ron Gula Ron Gula - President [/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Shane McCombs Shane McCombs - COO [/caption]
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