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Enterprise security: A new hope

Haroon Meer (Thinkst)
9:45am–10:05am Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)

The frequency and impact of recent high-profile breaches has been positively depressing. Besides the increasing number of incidents themselves, there’s been a growing phalanx of security vendors clamoring to sell us stuff (we don’t need) and promising to solve our problems (while sometimes making them worse). It’s a security nihilist’s dream, and despair seems like a reasonable option.

However, a new type of security engineering is taking root, which suggests hope for effective corporate security at enterprise scale. Haroon Meer highlights these hopeful examples in a bid to encourage more people to plot a course toward achievable security.

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Haroon Meer


Haroon Meer is the founder of Thinkst, the company behind the well-loved Thinkst Canary. Haroon has contributed to several books on information security and has published a number of papers on various topics related to the field. Over the past decade and a half, he has delivered research, talks, and keynotes at conferences around the world.