World War I presented at Rootedcon 2017

by Mikko Hypponen,

Summary : Mikko Hypponen is a cyber war veteran and the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. He has been reverse engineering malware since 1991. Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and lectured at the universities of Oxford, Stanford and Cambridge. He's also the Curator for the Malware Museum at the Internet Archive.
We are on the verge of "World War i" - a conflict fought over technical infrastructures. Our societies run on computers and software. So do our power plants and factories. Everything in the world of industrial control systems is global. So, how does a plant in Japan trust the PLCs he bought from a Germany, the routers he bought from China, the workstations they bought from USA and the security system they bought from Russia? It all boils down to trust. Trust. That’s a complicated concept in the internet age. We need to reboot the security industry by replacing thinking steeped in fear, suspicion and mistrust with thinking based on trust. Without trust, we won’t have safety. Without safety, we won’t have security. And without security, we won’t have anything at all.