Keynote address: The security products we deserve

Friday 4 October 15:30 - 16:10, All rooms

Haroon Meer (Thinkst)
Adrian Sanabria (Thinkst)

Everybody decries the state of the industry. Everyone hates the over-hyped headlines, the obvious FUD and the shameless snake-oil.

So why do we have so much of it?

This talk aims to examine several of the dark-patterns that have become perfectly acceptable in infosec and then aims to drill down to their root causes. With any luck, we will also get to discuss some options to chart our way out of this mess.




Haroon Meer

Haroon Meer is the founder of Thinkst, the company behind the well loved Thinkst Canary. Haroon has contributed to several books on information security and has published a number of papers and tools on various topics related to the field. Over the past decade (or two) he has delivered research, talks and keynotes at conferences around the world.




Adrian Sanabria

Adrian is an advocate at Thinkst, the company behind the awesome and much loved Thinkst Canary. A former practitioner, PCI QSA, penetration tester, industry analyst and entrepreneur, he has explored many angles of the security industry, attempting to understand what makes it tick and what makes it fail. Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn't shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the industry, tell stories and still sees the glass as half full.


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