Metlstorm Welcomes the Combined Badasses presented at KiwiCon 2011

by Metlstorm ,

Tags: Security

Summary : Roll up, roll up. Metlstorm welcomes the Kiwicon Massive to this, the fifth installment of our con, and, in lieu of a Keynote, offers a few thoughts on the State of the World, almost certainly to involve badmouthing of vendors, hyperbole, and beard stroking.

Metlstorm : Metlstorm is an independent unix hacker from New Zealand, where he milks both sheep and hobbits. In the brief gaps in this bucolic schedule, he finds time to organise Kiwicon - the NZ hacker con, co-host the award-winning weekly infosec podcast and hold down a day job as a whitehat security consultant. In true sellout style, Metl has worked the floor at Blackhat, Defcon, Kiwicon & Ruxcon, achieving minor notoriety at the latter for being the only speaker ever punched out by a member of the audience at the end of his talk. Metlstorm loves bugs that are features, carrier networks and "enterprise" unix software, because we all know that "enterprise" means "the 80s called, they want their long environment variables back".