Firetalk #5: The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill all the [CISOs] presented at shmoocon 2018

by Alexander Romero, Steve Luczynski,

Summary : A former CISO, a future CISO, and a hacker walk into a bar… a profound realization over cocktails: no kid dreams of being a CISO – nor should they. So we hatched a plan – send a Terminator unit back to the 90s and eliminate the role we know today, to save all humanity. We suck at robots and hot tub time machines are creepy so we settled on a Firetalk.As global spending on infosec is projected to eclipse $1 Trillion in the next 5 years, the failure rate will be near 100%. After 20+ years of CISOs, has infosec gotten better; and if so, is it because of or in spite of the role?The presenters will speculate wildly, drift into unsupportable projections, and probably piss off everyone at some point. Brilliant topic or devious plot to harvest ALL THE SHMOOBALLS? You decide.