KEYNOTE 4: Hack It Forward presented at HackInTheBox 2014

by Jennifer Steffens,

Summary : Thirty years ago, movies like War Games and The Manhattan Project inspired legions of digital da Vinci’s who pioneered our deeper understanding and mastery of “what could possibly go wrong” computing on a grand scale. These renaissance digerati were motivated by an unquenchable curiosity and the ideal that they could have fun while making the world a safer place.
So what motivates this eclectic mix of individuals working in our industry today? With media-sensationalized hacks and government-sponsored cyberwarfare, how do we make certain that these brilliant minds continue to have fun while they tackle what seems like impossible challenges against a politically-charged backdrop?