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Panel: Security in a State of Insecurity

The pandemic has forced society and the infosec industry to adapt to challenging and sudden behavioral, situational, and technological changes. We will discuss how attackers have taken advantage of this unplanned situation, the unique ways companies have shifted and adapted to these changes, and the lessons learned therein.


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Isaac Potoczny-Jones

Founder @Tozny & Authentication and Privacy Specialist

Isaac is the founder and CEO of Tozny, LLC, a privacy and security company specializing in easy to use cryptographic toolkits for developers. Isaac’s work in cybersecurity spans open source, the public sector, and commercial companies. His projects have included end-to-end encryption for privacy in human subject research, secure cross-domain collaboration, identity management, anonymous authorization, mobile password-free authentication, anti-forgery in hardware devices, and privacy-preserving authentication. He has worked with agencies including DARPA, the Navy, Air Force Research Laboratory, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, and other elements of the DoD and intelligence communities.  Isaac is an active open source developer in the areas of cryptography and programming languages. Education: B.S. in computer science, M.S. in Cybersecurity.

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Nathan Hamiel

Head of Cybersecurity Research @KudelskiSec

Nathan Hamiel is Head of Cybersecurity Research at Kudelski Security, an international security company providing innovative and tailored solutions to enterprises and public-sector clients. He works in the Applied Security group defining the future of products and services for the company. A security veteran with a strong focus on software security, he has spent his nearly 20-year career helping customers worldwide solve complex security challenges. Nathan and his team focus heavily on the areas of product security, communication security, and privacy.    

Nathan spends his time researching emerging and disruptive technologies and their intersection with information security. This research includes new approaches to difficult security problems and the safety, security, and privacy of artificial intelligence. He is a proponent of agility and simplification and their application in solving security challenges. Nathan is a regular public speaker and has presented his research at global security events, including Black Hat, DEF CON, HOPE, ShmooCon, SecTor, ToorCon, and many others. He is also a veteran member of the Black Hat review board, where he serves as the track lead for the AI, ML, and Data Science track.

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Jesse Kriss

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Jesse makes software for humans, and helps humans make better tools. His background is in full stack web development, human-computer interaction, and information visualization. He works on Stethoscope and other user-focused security initiatives at Netflix. Previously, Jesse applied various mixes of design and software engineering at NASA/JPL, the Obama 2012 tech team, Figure 53, and IBM Research. He lives with his family in San Francisco, although physical location seems somewhat illusory these days.

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