Crossing the line; career building in the IT security industry

Keynote Hall October 22, 2013 - Feedback     

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Bruce Cowper
James Arlen
Leigh Honeywell
Brian Bourne
Gord Taylor

Ever crossed the line in order to learn your trade in the security world? Or perhaps is there really a line? A recent study suggests that many of us feel that in order to build our careers in the IT security industry, the line might blur to help us learn. A common thread is that in order to fully understand the attacks and build successful defenses, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the attackers.

There are numerous codes of ethics for IT Security professionals and we have all heard stories about people who have broken them. However, in building our careers we often wrestle with the best and most effective way of doing something versus what the rule book says. Indeed, there are many that disagree with the rule books entirely.

During this talk, our panelists will be addressing many of the issues and concerns as well as share their experiences and perceptions from the point of view of business owners and security professionals alike.