The next HackFormers meeting will be held on February 6th, 2015 and is free and open to all.
Speaker: Michael Farnum (@m1a1vet)
Founder of Hou.Sec.Con (@HouSecCon)
Date: February 6, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with introductions beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Microsoft Technology Center at Quarry Oaks 2.
Address: 10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225. Austin, TX 78759
IoT (Internet of Things) is the new hotness. But what are we doing to think about the security implications and how to get ahead of the trend of “MOAR FEATURES”? What are some history lessons we can learn from the distant past and the not-so-distant past? In the section of the talk, we’ll discuss some ways to help us discern when it is best to step back and start securing IoT instead of adopting tech for the sake of MOAR TECH!
But discernment and security apply to our lives in other ways outside of technology. How are we discerning the proper influences on us and moving beyond MOAR STUFF? How can we be secure in our knowledge of Christ and His saving grace that goes beyond MOAR WORKS? In this section of the talk, we’ll get into how things influence us for bad and good, and how we need to look Christ and the Word for a proper guide. And let’s have fun doing it!
Christian, Security Consultant, Blogger, Podcaster, US Army Vet and Battle Tank Driver
Michael has been in IT and security for over 20 years. He has held various roles such as independent consultant, wide-area-network administrator, security engineer/architect, information security manager, security evangelist, and others. He is currently a practice principal for an application security group within a very large multi-national evil corporation. He has also been a well-known security blogger/podcaster since 2006. Michael served in the US Army and for a few years where he drove an M1A1 main battle tank. This military experience combined with industry experience has given Michael a unique perspective on a lot of different things and an ability to get along with a lot of different types of folks. Michael is the founder and president of HOU.SEC.CON, The Houston Security Conference.