IEEE Security & Privacy to Host Lifestyle Hacking Panel at RSA

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 25 February, 2010 – IEEE Security & Privacy magazine will host a high-caliber panel at the RSA Conference exploring lifestyle hacking, wherein twenty-something employees hack their way around security controls in the name of productivity. What should CSOs do about Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, AIM, and other social networking technology?

The “Twenty-Somethings Meet Security” panel will feature Cigital Chief Technology Officer Gary McGraw, who anchors S&P’s Silver Bullet Security podcast; Avi Rubin, technical director of Johns Hopkins University’s Information Security Institute; Jim Routh, head of global application security, JP Morgan Chase; Gillian Hayes, a professor at University of California, Irvine; and Kim De Vries, assistant professor at California State University, Stanislaus.

Open to RSA registered attendees, the panel discussion will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 in Orange Room 305 at the RSA Conference at the Moscone Convention Center. Magazine and IEEE Computer Society staff will also be available at Booth 2629.

According to those in the security and privacy field, there’s a growing threat to most organizations today that’s clearly an insider threat—and just as clearly not related to the usual disgruntled or disillusioned employee. More often than not, the new insider threat is a recently hired twenty-something—a “lifestyle hacker” without malicious intent.

Nevertheless, the lifestyle hacker is highly effective at skirting various corporate controls put in place to safeguard security. This IEEE Security & Privacy-sponsored panel will help companies and individuals chart a sane course.

RSA Conference, set for 1-5 March 2010 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, is the most comprehensive forum in information security offering enterprise and technical professionals one-stop learning. Learn about the latest trends and technologies, get access to new best practices, and gain insight into the practical and pragmatic perspectives on the most critical technical and business issues facing you today. To register or view a list of conference sessions, visit http://www.rsaconference.com/2010/usa/index.htm.

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The IEEE Computer Society’s IEEE Security & Privacy magazine provides articles with both a practical and research bent by the top thinkers in the field along with case studies, tutorials, columns, and in-depth interviews and podcasts for the information security industry.

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