Whose shoulders are these? presented at BSidesPDX 2014

by Jack Daniel,

Summary : How did we get here? Isaac Newton famously (and unorignally) said "If I have seen further, it is by standing on ye shoulders of giants". In the realm of information security, we all stand on the shoulders of giants- but we often do not know the stories underneath those shoulders. In this presentation we will explore some of the founding "giants" of infosec, both known and unknown- and learn some of what has changed, and what has not, since the early days of infosec. Jack Daniel, Strategist for Tenable Network Security, has over 20 years’ experience in network and system administration and security, and has worked in a variety of practitioner and management positions. A technology community activist, he supports several information security and technology organizations. Jack is a co-founder of Security BSides, serves on the boards of three Security BSides non-profit corporations, and helps organize Security B-Sides events. Jack is a frequent speaker at technology and security events including Shmoocon, DEFCON, SecTor, RSA, and Security BSides. An early member of the information security community on Twitter, @jack_daniel is an active and vocal Twitter user. Jack is a CISSP, holds CCSK, and is a Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Security.