The Cavalry Is Us: Protecting the public good presented at AppSec USA 2013

by Nicholas J. Percoco, Joshua Corman,

Summary : Description: In the Internet of Things, security issues have grown well
beyond our day jobs. Our dependence on software is growing faster than our
ability to secure it. In our efforts to find the grown-ups who are paying
attention to these risks, one painful truth has become clear: The Cavalry
Isn¹t 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. At DerbyCon, we begin
the work of shaping our futures. Here at AppSec, we have the opportunity
to level-up and reframe our role in all of this. As the initiated, 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 weren¹t looking) now permeates every aspect of our personal
lives, our families, our safetyŠ Now that security issues are mainstream,
security illiteracy has lead to very dangerous precedents as many of us
are watching our own demise. 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 ³constitutional congress² working sessions. The time is now. It will not be easy, but
it is necessary, and we are up for the challenge.
It¹s 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