Training: 8–9 November 2016
Tutorials & Conference: 9–11 November 2016
Amsterdam, NL
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor
CTO/DSS, Malice Afterthought, Inc.

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Described by coworkers as “not the lawyer we need, but the lawyer we deserve,” Brendan O’Connor is a security researcher, practitioner, and consultant based in Seattle, WA. While he is a lawyer, he is not your lawyer. Brendan is admitted to the Montana bar and serves as vice chair of the ABA’s Information Security Committee. He was awarded two DARPA Cyber Fast Track contracts for his security research, which focuses primarily on enabling access to security and privacy through development of disposable computing and sensing tools. He has taught at an information warfare school, played the violin, transmitted on amateur radio (K3QB), and tried to convince his cat not to eat him when he dies.


15:50–16:30 Thursday, 10 November, 2016
The human element
Location: G102 Level: Non-technical
Brendan O'Connor (Malice Afterthought, Inc.)
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Security people are "only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the intent of the community welfare," but often the relationship between security and everyone else is fraught. Brendan O'Connor explores how another group charged with protecting everyone handled this problem with humor, kindness, and a commitment to service. Read more.