Build Better Defenses
October 29–30, 2017: Training
October 30–November 1, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Michael Horowitz

Michael Horowitz
Consultant, Independent

Website | @defensivecomput

Michael Horowitz is an independent computer consultant and blogger who works with small businesses and the self-employed, working on everything from websites, networks, software upgrades, backup strategies, and data recovery to tutoring and purchasing advice. Michael wrote his first computer program in 1973 and has been a computer nerd ever since. Previously, he spent more than 20 years working in an IBM mainframe (MVS) environment—developing applications in COBOL, Assembly Language, VSAM, CICS, and the ever-present batch environment; working with the IDMS database; and working with DB2 for MVS as a database administrator. He also worked in the Research and Development Group of a large Wall Street financial company and did some technical writing, producing manuals and the like for a mainframe software company. Michael holds a degree from New York University, where he minored in both computer science and mathematics.


3:50pm–4:30pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Teachable moments
Location: Sutton South
Michael Horowitz (Independent)
Routers are a perfect target both because of the important role they play and the generally insecure way they are configured. Michael Horowitz covers some interesting router bugs and explains how to configure a router to be as secure as possible, how to test a router, and what to look for when buying a router. Read more.