“Jeez, the days are flying by,” I muttered to myself the other day. The next Strata Online Conference on data warfare is just around the corner. I’ve been excited about this event for some time. How could I not be excited? There will be discussions on using data for evil, hacking cybersecurity, crowdsourcing identity theft, black hat data science, and more.
As I have referred to before, I just love thought provoking and candid discussions.
I first heard about the event when Kathy Yu, Alistair Croll, and I met at the SF Ferry Building to talk about Strata over breakfast. I’m not a morning person. It takes a few moments for the caffeine to take effect. Alistair is the opposite. I don’t know if Alistair had his dose of caffeine earlier that day or if he just generates his own energy. Whatever it is, it enables him to chair Strata, run his own business, keep up with his precocious two-year-old daughter, and co-author the forthcoming Lean Analytics. Yet, that morning, I was half-tuning Alistair out while I was sipping on my coffee and taking a picture of my crispy caramelized waffle. Yes, I’m that person. But when Alistair started talking about data warfare, he had my full attention. As we rely more upon data, we become more vulnerable to various attacks. It is important for us to learn more about what the potential attack vectors could be and how to defend against them. The speakers at the upcoming Strata Online Conference on data warfare will get us all thinking about this.
The speakers and the topics of their sessions include:
- Alistair Croll — Stacks get Hacked
- Christina Gagnier — Sex. Drugs. Rock. And CODE: Hacking Cybersecurity
- Jo Prichard — Crowdsourcing large scale identity theft and fraud to make bucket loads of easy money
- Duncan Ross and Fran Bennett — Using data for EVIL: a beginners guide
- Joseph Turian — Black-hat Data Science
- Vishwanath Ramarao — What to do when your Machine Learning gets attacked
See what I mean about thought provoking and candid discussions?
I’ve already signed up for it. If you would like to know more or register for this free Strata Online Conference on data warfare, please visit here.