The sessions for DevOps Connect: Rugged DevOps at RSAC on February 29 are starting to be announced. I’m excited to confirm Kim Zetter from Wired will be doing a session on the epic security and privacy fails of 2015. All attendees of RSAC have access to the full day of DevOps sessions.
Here’s the abstract from Kim. Hope to see you there.
2015 in Review: Major Failures in Public Safety and Privacy
In 2015, Kim Zetter, Senior Reporter at Wired, covered major cyber security and privacy failures including “The US Office of Personnel Management’s Struggle to… Manage”, “Ashley Madison Cheaters Were Cheated Out of Their Privacy”, “Gemalto’s Rapid Response to Hack Was a Little Too Rapid”, “Hillary Clinton’s Server”, “Everything We Know About Ukraine’s Power Plant Hack” and “Secret Code Found in Juniper’s Firewalls Shows Risk of Government Backdoors”.
This session will look at the people, companies, and events having the most epic security and privacy fails in 2015—and what we can expect to see in 2016.
Kim’s talk will lay the groundwork for the afternoon track, where we’ll talk about the need for better, more secure software and development practices through Rugged DevOps and automation of the Software Supply Chain.
About Kim Zetter
Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist and author who covers cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyber warfare, privacy and civil liberties. She has been covering computer security and the hacking underground since 1999, first for PC World magazine, and now for WIRED, where she has been reporting since 2003 and is currently a senior staff writer. She has broken numerous stories over the years and has three times been voted one of the top 10 security reporters in the nation by her journalism peers and security industry professionals.
Kim recently completed a book about Stuxnet, a sophisticated digital weapon that was launched by the U.S. and Israel to sabotage Iran’s uranium enrichment program. Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon published by Crown/Random House in November 2014.