The Cavalry Is Us: Protecting the public good and our profession presented at DerbyCon 2013

by Joshua Corman,

Summary : The Cavalry Isn’t Coming. Our fate falls to us or to no one. At BSidesLV and DEF CON 21, a call was made and many of you have answered. Here at DerbyCon, we begin the work of shaping our futures. We face a clear and present danger in the criminalization of research, to our liberties, and (with our increased dependence on indefensible IT) even to human safety and human life. What was once our hobby became our profession and (when we weren’t looking) now permeates every aspect of our personal lives, our families, our safety… Now that security issues are mainstream, security illiteracy has lead to very dangerous precedents as many of us are watching our own demise. We’re here to help us all hit rock bottom in the pursuit of something better. At some point the pain of maintaining inertia will exceed the pain of making changes, so it is time for some uncomfortable experimentation.
This session will both frame the plans to engage in Legislative, Judicial, Professional, and Media (hearts & minds) channels and to organize and initiate our “constitutional congress” working sessions for Saturday & Sunday downstairs in Bellmonte. The time is now. It will not be easy, but it is necessary, and we are up for the challenge.
It’s high time we make our dent in the universe. For background, please watch the video of the launch of @iamthecavalry : http://bit.ly/16YbpC1 > Join the conversations also at: google group: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/iamthecavalry