Keynote Talk: Saumil Shah – 2016: The Infosec Crossroads

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The next announcement is our third Keynote: Saumil Shah – 2016: The Infosec Crossroads

Today’s attacks succeed because the defence is reactive. I have been researching attacks and offensive techniques for the past 16 years. As the defences kept catching up and closing open doors, we attackers looked for new avenues and vectors. This talk looks back on the state of defences during my days of One-Way Web Hacking in 2001 to Stegosploit in 2016, and a common pattern emerges. Defence boils down to reacting to new attacks and then playing catch-up. It is time to take another look at defense strategy. In this talk I present the basics of what should be the next evolution of pro-active defence architecture.

Saumil Shah is the founder and CEO of Net-Square, providing cutting edge information security services to clients worldwide. Saumil has been an internationally recognised conference speaker and instructor for over 15 years. He is also the co-developer of the wildly successful “Exploit Laboratory” courses and authored two books titled “Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense” and “The Anti-Virus Book”.

Saumil holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, USA and a B.E. in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University. He spends his leisure time playing Pacman, flying kites, travelling around the world and taking pictures.

You can follow him on twitter @therealsaumil

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