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Tech Talk: Why Identifying the Source of a Cyber Attack is Hard; or Who Stole My Cheese?
June 5, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC-6$10
Cyber attack attribution efforts today are fraught with danger. Currently, the focus is on typical law enforcement techniques designed to gather evidence to prosecute the miscreant. Most of this evidence is technical in nature and thus attribution is dependent on the skill of the investigator and the skill level of the attacker. And currently, the advantage is generally in favor of the skilled attacker, an individual who spoofing it identity.
In a fireside chat, we will review some of these techniques and dive into a discussion on why pentesting does not provide a realistic view of what an attacker may do. I will provide real world examples of the difficulty and outline some potential methods of reducing the uncertainty of identifying an attacker.
Rob Dodson is currently the Executive Director of Redcell San Antonio a non-profit working to promote information security and technology careers. Working with high schools, he is developing programs to bring students into the workforce. Working with individuals who have a desire to embark on a cybersecurity career, Rob is working to form experience opportunities that increase their appeal to employers.
Rob’s background includes a significant amount of time in the government (both in the military and as a contractor) as well as time spent with some of the larger security organizations, including Symantec and Hewlett Packard Enterprises.