Feb 25, 2013

It's official: our keynote speakers

Every year we get loads of suggestions on "this would be an awesome keynote speaker" or "I would really like to see this person present at BruCON". Every year we are on the lookout for remarkable individuals that are defining, influencing and shaping the information security community and industry to present their unique perspective to you, our BruCON audience.

There are always the usual suspects: big names you'll eventually see at one of the bigger venues in the course of a year. Then comes the realization of what a keynote means to somebody. Is it a figurehead that you "rent" to sell your conference? We don't think so and we don't need to...

For us a keynote is one of those persons that you'd gladly start talking to early in the evening over some tasty cocktails, a person that listens and shares knowledge over a good meal and that thinks -just like you- it's too early to leave when the waiter kicks you out of the bar at 3am in the morning.

We believe that for our 5th anniversary we once again lucked out with both of our keynote speakers agreeing to come out to BruCON. The team can not wait to have them and you over for another epic edition of BruCON !!

Without further ado:

Justine Aitel

Justine Aitel has worked in Information Technology and Security for fifteen years, serving private and public sectors in technical, analyst and management roles. Her career started at New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau, where she entered the world of security research and computer/network offense. She was later employed by ISS (now IBM) X-Force as a security researcher and consultant. During that time she relocated to New York City. In 2002 Justine joined Bloomberg L.P as a software security expert, taking on increasing responsibilities over time, leading to head of global risk management. Justine later joined her husband to growing the specialized security firm Immunity Inc, which remains a leader in the security offense space. In 2013 Justine took on the position of Head of Digital Infrastructure and Security at Dow Jones.

Dan Guido

Dan Guido leads the strategic vision for Trail of Bits products and services and manages its day-to-day operations. His most recent research applied intelligence-driven defense to mass malware and demonstrated that, contrary to popular belief, only a very small number of vulnerabilities are used in these massive exploitation campaigns. Prior to Trail of Bits, Dan was a Senior Security Consultant at iSEC Partners where he provided application security and incident response services to a wide variety of clients in the technology, finance, and media industries. Previously, Dan has worked for the Federal Reserve System where he proposed and developed a centralized function for threat intelligence; a team that used its expert knowledge of attacks in the wild to develop sophisticated, enterprise strategies to mitigate them. In addition to his professional work, Dan is a Hacker in Residence at NYU-Poly where he oversees student research and teaches classes in Application Security and Vulnerability Analysis.

Are you as excited as we are? That's what we thought ;-)

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