Thanks to everyone who made this year’s revival of InfowarCon a success! Below are some of the amazing talks given in January. We highly suggest you listen to them all; lots of great information, questions, and demonstrations about the most important issues facing us today. See you next year!
Espionage and Data Extrication from High Security Environments
Building WMDs at Costco for the Poor Man’s Terrorist
VTC: IO / IW Education: Two Decades of Successes and Failures
Middle East Cyberwar from a Middle Eastern Perspective
Why IO Policy is Wrong for the Future: Moving IO Doctrine Forward by “Fixing the Land of Misfit Toys”
Basic Persistent Threats to the Digital Energy Sector: APTs and ICS/SCADA Attack Models
Weaponizing Digital Currency
VTC: Burning Down the House: Exploiting BYOD for Network Infiltration
Live demos of how to build mobile attacks and leverage exploited mobile devices as offensive cyberweapons.
Quantifying the Risks of New Technology Deployment
Policy advice for technology builders to reconsider their current planned paths, which heretofore are abysmal from a security perspective.
IWC ’14 founder Winn Schwartau and Renderman, a private sec researcher, discussed how easily air traffic corridors can be hacked with Max Dalziel of the Hacker Hotshots web show. This one is especially chilling!
IWC ’14 founder Winn Schwartau and Bill Gertz, Senior Editor of the Washington Free Beacon, discussed the overlap of social media and cyber warfare with Max Dalziel of the Hacker Hotshots web show. They also discussed the vulnerabilities evident in the U.S. electrical power grid that could be exploited by other nations or terrorists.
IWC ’14 board members Winn Schwartau and Dr. Rick Forno discussed the cyber battlefield with Max Dalziel of the Hacker Hotshots web show. They examined how technology, policy, and business practice influence the information domain and how there are perpetual opportunities for conflict and crisis on all levels.
IWC ’14 board members Winn Schwartau and Jason Healey discussed the cyber conflicts that exist in the overlap of national security and cyber security with Max Dalziel of the Hacker Hotshots web show. They talked about the most important conflicts that exist where criminals, nations, and NGOs collide, and the lessons we should take home to deal with information warfare today.
IWC ’14 board members Winn Schwartau and Dr. Dan Kuehl discussed the failure of Info Warfare and Info Ops eduction with Max Dalziel of the Hacker Hotshots web show. Dr. Kuehl addressed the tough question of whether we’re merely teaching our cyber commanders and operational staff about the present technology only, or whether we’re truly putting ourselves in our adversary’s shoes and thinking about what tomorrow might bring.
IWC ’14 board members Winn Schwartau and Matthew G. Devost discussed the last 20 years of information warfare with Max Dalziel of the Hacker Hotshots web show. Drawing on a well of experience, Matthew Devost identified the most important concepts for the next 20 years, and how it points to one way forward in addressing our inherent vulnerability to large scale offensive cyber conflict. Then, Winn & Matt answered viewer questions.