The Hacker Evolution: What have we become? presented at BSidesAsheville 2016

by Jason Gillam,

Summary : Do you know the difference between a hacker and a security researcher? How is the term 'Hacker' has
become synonymous with 'criminal'? Hopefully a reminder of our roots can help thwart the downward
spiral.
Jason Gillam is a Principal Security Consultant with Secure Ideas, where he provides security consulting
services including penetration testing, training, and security architecture expertise. He has over 15
years of industry experience in enterprise software solutions, system architecture, and application
security. Jason is the author of multiple Burp plugins, including CO2 and Paramalizer, and is a
contributor on multiple other open-source security projects such as MobiSec, SamuraiWTF, and
Laudanum.