Good tools gone bad: Are we on a slippery slope to communications chaos?

Chester Wisniewski, Sophos


As offensive "red team" tools become more available, both commercially and open source, they are becoming ever more sophisticated. While this is a boon for the good guys, it is also helping our adversaries mount increasingly advanced attacks at a velocity many are unprepared for. We are also beginning to see tools for hacking medical devices, cars, drones and other tools available to the masses, but will this improve our security or create chaos?

Chester Wisniewski, Sophos

Chester Wisniewski has been involved in the information security space since the late 1980s. He is currently a Principal Research Scientist in the Office of the CTO. Chet divides his time between research, public speaking, writing and attempting to communicate the complexities of security to the press and public in a way they can understand.

Chester has spoken at RSA, InfoSec Europe, LISA, USENIX, Virus Bulletin and many Security BSides events around the world in addition to regularly consulting with NPR, CNN, CBC, The New York Times and other media outlets.

@conference {207463,
author = {Chester Wisniewski},
title = {Good tools gone bad: Are we on a slippery slope to communications chaos?},
year = {2017},
address = {Vancouver, BC},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug