October 30–31, 2016: Training
October 31–November 2, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Susan Sons

Susan Sons
Senior Systems Analyst, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University

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Susan Sons is a hacker, author, and miscreant based in Bloomington, Indiana. In her working life, she aids NSF- and DHS-funded projects in establishing and maintaining sound information security practices. In her off hours, Susan codes, writes, and leads ICEI, the Internet Civil Engineering Institute, a nonprofit that supports the open source software infrastructure upon which the internet and computing in general depend. When not rescuing software projects, Susan lifts weights, practices martial arts, and gives her time as a volunteer search and rescue worker.


10:45am–11:15am Tuesday, 11/01/2016
Location: Table 2 in 3rd Floor Promenade
Susan Sons (Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University)
In this office hour, Susan will discuss securing scientific infrastructure, securing life-critical code, and infrastructure-critical code (e.g. NTP), and changing how we bring people into, and professionally develop our infosec workforce. Read more.
2:10pm–2:50pm Wednesday, 11/02/2016
The human element
Location: Rendezvous Trianon Level: Beginner
Susan Sons (Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Susan Sons tells the story of the ongoing intervention to save the troubled but ubiquitous Network Time Protocol's reference implementation, explaining how social, technical, and resourcing challenges came together to threaten a core piece of Internet infrastructure and how these challenges were overcome. Read more.