JOHANNESBURG
21 - 25 May 2018

CAPE TOWN
28 & 29 May 2018

Speaker

Jayson Street

VP: infosec, SphereNY

Jayson E Street is the author of Dissecting the Hack. He is also the DEFCON Group's global coordinator. He has also spoken at DEFCON, DerbyCon, UCON and at several other CONs and colleges on a variety of information security subjects. His life story can be found on Google under Jayson E Street. He is a highly carbonated speaker who has partaken of pizza from Beijing to Brazil. He does not expect anybody to still be reading this far, but if they are, please note, he was chosen as one of Time's persons of the year for 2006.

At the bottom of this page you can review some of his talks.

Watch on Youtube:

DEF CON 22 - Jayson E. Street - Around the world in 80 cons

Jayson Street will be speaking on the following topic:

10:40
International Keynote Speaker You're right, this talk isn't really about you!

"Stupid user clicked on a link", "Social engineering, because there's no patch for human stupidity" and "Make it simple enough that the CEO can understand it". Blaming users is not helpful. Instead of hiding our failures behind simplified excuses and jokes, let's address the elephant in the room. We need to find a solid way to approach and rectify the issues at hand. Technology is not our problem, human behaviour is! In this presentation, we will discuss topics related to human behaviour, which need to be modified for the sake of better security.

  • A mirror will be held up to our industry as we inspect how we can better teach and interact with others
  • Examine some important questions head-on and walk away with a better path for understanding the true issues we are facing

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