Training: 8–9 November 2016
Tutorials & Conference: 9–11 November 2016
Amsterdam, NL
Kyle Rankin

Kyle Rankin
Vice President, Engineering Operations, Final, Inc.

Website | @kylerankin

Kyle Rankin is the vice president of engineering operations for Final Inc. and the author of a number of books, including DevOps Troubleshooting, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, Knoppix Hacks, and an upcoming book on server hardening. Kyle is an award-winning columnist for Linux Journal and has written for PC Magazine, TechTarget, and other publications. He speaks frequently on security and open source software at conferences such as OSCON, SCALE, CactusCon, Linux World Expo, and Penguicon and a number of Linux user groups.


14:10–14:50 Thursday, 10 November, 2016
The human element
Location: G102 Level: Non-technical
Kyle Rankin (Final, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Capture the Flag tournaments have long been used to test hacker skills, but they can also serve as effective security training for developers. Kyle Rankin shares a case study where he turned teams of developers with no prior security training against each other in a CTF arena featuring their own applications and watched them rack up points as they popped shells in each other's applications. Read more.
14:50–15:50 Thursday, 10 November, 2016
Location: Table B
Kyle Rankin (Final, Inc.)