Once upon a time… (InfoSec History 101) presented at DerbyCon 2014

by Jack Daniel,

Summary : “We all know our hacker history, right? Or at least we pretend we do. And we think we know our infosec history, but most people in hacker and security communities only really know the history of infosec from the perspective of the history of the business of infosec. Many of us are ignorant of the foundations of information assurance laid down in government, military, and education- this talk is an introduction to some of the people and ideas at the foundation of what we do today. The early days of infosec predate the Internet, so many stories are only available to the diminishing few who remember them.
And no, this isn’t just a way for me to talk about people even older, or more dead, than I am.