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Sunday, March 15 • 11:00am - 1:30pm
Cyber-Insecurity: You’re Not As Safe As You Think

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Prerequisites:
None.
What to Bring:
A pen and notebook to take notes; A laptop with a modern web browser.
Facebook knows everything about you - but what does that mean? Edward Snowden exposed that the NSA was tracking ordinary citizens - why should you care?
In this workshop you’ll learn why you and your company should be concerned about your online security, and where you are vulnerable to having your data exposed. Hint: it’s everywhere from your computer, to your phone, even to your baby monitors. Led by Amadeus Stevenson, CTO of Decoded, the global company giving professionals a high-level understanding of code, cybersecurity and more - attendees are going to hack themselves - yes, themselves. Armed with a greater knowledge to keep both their personal and professional information safe from prying eyes, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the holes in the fabric of our modern world.
The workshop will begin with an exploration of what makes computers vulnerable to attack (viruses, malware, bugs and zero-day vulnerabilities). It then goes into the infrastructure with which we communicate. From GSM and WiFi to fibre optic cables, our internet traffic can be intercepted by anyone who cares to listen. How can encryption be used to secure these messages? Finally, we will end with the human side of security: people still present the biggest opportunity for malicious hackers. How can you protect your business against data leaks, phishing and social engineering?
In this two and a half hour workshop, you’ll learn:
-About the most common security problems, and what techniques can be used to minimize the risks.
-How the hacking mindset has been used to fuel innovation in some of the biggest companies in the world.
-How to embrace the skills and mindset of hackers in-house.
-About hacking tools, and takeaway advice that will make you more secure in your personal and professional life.
-How to build closer relationships with security and technology professionals.
-The strategic knowledge to help lead your organization towards a more secure and innovative future.

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Speakers
avatar for Lauren Cucinotta

Lauren Cucinotta

Director of Community, Decoded
Lauren builds global communities around big ideas, and brings great ideas to life through the coolest new media strategies she can learn and find. She is currently Director of Community at Decoded, bringing digital transformation to companies around the world.
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Amadeus Stevenson

Chief Technology Officer, Decoded
Amadeus is Chief Technology Officer at Decoded, the global outfit transforming companies through an understanding of the digital world. A self-taught coder and physical computing nut, he worked for a number of years as a web developer before moving into academia.


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 307 110 E 2nd St

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