We learn the origins of "RSnake" as told by Rob himself
Rob gives us a peek into the dark side, from his contacts and
We discuss the black-hat economy as it's verticalized,
specialized, and matured
Rob discusses the balancing act of the good vs. bad and why the
situation is as bad as it needs to be
We discuss some of the things businesses and
defenders really need to worry about
Rob gives us his view of the inevitability of security from SMB
to enterprise -- and why things are so good, or bad, or just
We discuss the different ways security is being understood,
implemented and matured and why it's futile to chase absolutes
Michael and Rob dive into the labor shortage in security -
real, perceived, or misunderstood?
Rob gives us his outlook on where things are going over the
next decade or so
Robert "RSnake" Hansen - ( @RSnake )
- Strategic. Web security expert. Visionary. Robert
brings more than 20 years of web application and browser security
experience, innovation, and vision to the WhiteHat Security team.
Under Robert’s leadership, WhiteHat Labs successfully launched
Aviator, the most secure browser available, for Mac and Windows,
quickly racking up more than 170,000 downloads in less than six
months. When asked about WhiteHat Labs’ mission, Hansen said, “Labs
will strive to provide prototypes that go beyond customer
expectations, to delight the user.” Before WhiteHat, Robert was the
CEO of SecTheory and Falling Rock Networks. Robert has co-authored
several books including XSS Exploits and Website Security for
Dummies. Robert is also the author of Detecting Malice. He is a
member of WASC, APWG, IACSP, ISSA, APWG and has contributed to
several OWASP projects, including originating the XSS Cheat Sheet.
When he is not breaking the web to make it stronger, Robert enjoys
watching Formula One racing.
Security. Some assembly required.
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