Snake Oil & The Security Industry presented at BSidesLasVegas 2018

by Dave Cole,

Summary : Every true disaster is a tangled mess of factors. The security industry is rife with hyperbole, faulty products and shameless pitchmen that would make even PT Barnum blush. How did our highly technical, quirky industry end up such a cesspool? This talk will explore the myriad failings and missteps that have led to the rise of the Snake Oil Strawman in security.