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    Winn Schwartau - My First Hack Was in 1958 (Then A Career in Rock’n’Roll Taught Me About Security)


    Presentation Title: My First Hack Was in 1958 (Then A Career in Rock’n’Roll Taught Me About Security)
    Winn Schwartau, Security Thinker Since 1983
    He/Him/Hither/Yon
    Length of presentation: 45 Minutes
    War Stories Track


    My first hack was in 1958, and it was all my mother’s fault. Or perhaps I should also blame my father. They were both engineers and I got their DNA. As a kid I hacked phones… cuz, well, phones were expensive! (Cardboard was an important hacking tool.) At age 6 I made a decent living cuz I could fix tube TVs. True!

    In roughly 1970 (thanks to NYU) we moved on to hacking Hollerith (punch) cards to avoid paying for telephone and our utilities, and of course, shenanigans.

    As a recording studio designer and builder, we dumpster dived for technology from AT&T. We never threw anything out and learned how to repurpose and abuse tech from the 1940s.

    As a rock’n’roll engineer, I learned to live with constant systems epic failures. Anything that could break would break: before a live TV event or a massive concert. Talk about lessons in Disaster Recovery and Incident Response.

    This talk, chock full of pictures and stories from the past, covers my hacking path as a kid then as a necessary part of survival in the entertainment industry. 1958-1981.

    Come on down for the ride and see how 64 years of lessons learned can give you an entirely different view of Hacking and how and why I have embraced failure for both of my careers!


    SPEAKER BIO:
    “After talking to Winn for an hour and a half, you’re like, what the f*** just happened? - Bob Todrank

    Winn has lived Cybersecurity since 1983, and now says, “I think, maybe, I’m starting to understand it.”
    Since 1988, his predictions about security have been scarily spot on. He coined “Electronic Pearl Harbor” while testifying before Congress in 1991 and prognosticated a future with massive surveillance, loss of personal privacy, nation-state hacking, cyberwar and cyber-terrorism. He was named the “Civilian Architect of Information Warfare,” by Admiral Tyrrell of the British MoD.

    His latest book, “Analogue Network Security” is a math and time-based, probabilistic approach to security with designs “fix security and the internet. It will twist your mind.


    Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts
    Distinguished Fellow: Ponemon Institute
    Int’l Security Hall of Fame: ISSA
    Top 20 industry pioneers: SC Magazine
    Top 25 Most Influential: Security Magazine
    Top 5 Security Thinkers: SC Magazine
    Power Thinker (and one of 50 most powerful people) Network World
    Top Rated (4.85/5) RSA Speaker
    Top Rated ISC2: 4.56
    .001% Top Influencer RSAC 2019


    Author: Information Warfare, CyberShock, Internet & Computer Ethics for Kids, Time Based Security, Pearl Harbor Dot Com (Die Hard IV)
    Founder: www.TheSecurityAwarenessCompany.Com
    Producer: Hackers Are People Too

    https://www.WinnSchwartau.Com
    @WinnSchwartau
    https://www.facebook.com/winn.schwartau
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/winnschwartau/



    REFERENCES:
    The most important books. (All of these are Free except for ANS.)
    https://www.amazon.com/Winn-Schwarta...rwt_scns_share
    https://winnschwartau.com/books/

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