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Wednesday, February 4 • 11:55am - 12:20pm
OMG Cyber! Why Hype Makes For Bad Policy

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Undefeatable APTs, advanced integrated cloud based zero-day proof shiny boxes, governments waging cyber war…OMG Cyber!  Vendors, governments, academics, and journalists have increasingly used hype to gain attention and raise the alarm concerning cyber threats. Individuals asked about this approach believe that the hype will help raise awareness, garner needed funding, and push the community towards security; but is that effective? In this presentation, based on an article by the same name published in RUSI, Thomas Rid and Robert M. Lee will argue that hype decreases security and makes for bad policy. The presentation will contain case studies and personal experiences from the authors to show specific examples in and out of the government where the hype has hurt security, Intelligence operations, and ultimately national security.



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Robert M. Lee

Dragos Security, Co-founder
Robert M. Lee is a co-founder at the critical infrastructure cyber security company Dragos Security LLC where he has a passion for control system packet analysis, digital forensics, and threat intelligence research. He is a passionate educator having taught for various organizations including Utica College where he is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the M.S. Cybersecurity program. Although Robert teaches digital forensics at Utica College and... Read More →


Wednesday February 4, 2015 11:55am - 12:20pm
Main Track