Talk All Audiences 10:00 - 11:00 August 11, 2023

Chris Roberts

Let’s face it, it’s all connected, talking to us, with us, and behind our backs (we CAN go all paranoid on AI if we want to go down that rabbit hole.) However, the situation’s not changing, it’s evolved beyond any one person/team’s ability to understand, and we as an industry still chase our tails around, pointing fingers, and chasing technology like a rabid, over caffeinated squirrel.

So, what do we do? Piecemeal solutions, buy more empty promises, or can we take a step back, breath and talk about the hoomans in the equation?

Let’s explore some of the tech challenges, and a more human centric approach to solving things. I promise we’ll have exploits, hacks, and tasers, but we’re going to throw in communication, collaboration, cooperation, and maybe a shout out on all of US going out to the greater village community and bringing us all a little closer together. After all, we’re ALL in this together, it might be nice to start acting like it.

Chris Roberts

CISO for Boom Supersonic

Chris is the CISO for Boom Supersonic and works as an advisor for several entities and organizations around the globe. His most recent projects are focused within the aerospace, deception, identity, cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, and services sectors. Over the years, he's founded or worked with several folks specializing in OSINT/SIGINT/HUMINT research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, and deception technologies. These days he’s working on spreading the risk, maturity, collaboration, and communication word across the industry. (Likely while coding his EEG driven digital clone that’s monitoring his tea and biscuit consumption!)

Since the late 90’s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and advisory services in his quest to protect and defend businesses and individuals against various types of attack. Prior to that he jumped out of planes for a living, visiting all sorts of interesting countries and cultures while doing his best to avoid getting shot at too often. (Before that, he managed to get various computers confiscated by several European entities.)

He’s considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry. He’s also gotten a name for himself in the transportation arena, basically anything with wings, wheels, tracks, tyres, fins, props or paddles has been the target for research for the last 15 years. (To interesting effect.)