Old Dog / New Tricks
This first-time talk with Mike and Shanna takes a fun and informative look at how todays cyber landscape has its roots in the tools and methodologies of the Cold War. With the aid of genuine spy artefacts Mike and Shanna will aim to give attendees a better appreciation of how the craft of traditional espionage maps to the modern cyber world.
Drawing on Shanna’s deep experience in mitigating cyber threats, and Mike’s extensive collection of espionage tech, this talk will take you from housebreaking to Access Brokers, from typewriters to Keyloggers, from bugs and Kompromat cameras to RATS, from speech-over-IR to malware C&C - and more.
Shanna Daly has over 20 years experience across the information security industry. Shanna’s expertise has been called upon during countless data breach investigations, giving her an in-depth understanding of the security implementations that work, and the ones that don’t. Shanna continues to share her knowledge with the industry and has built and managed consulting teams of industry experts responding to all types of intrusions and breaches. Her experience across a wide range of information security domains gives her a unique perspective and a “think outside the box” attitude to securing organisations.
Mike has worked in IT for over thirty years, cyber for over ten years and today works for Australian cyber developer and vendor Cydarm Technologies. Mike is a passionate collector of historical espionage and early cyber tech and enjoys sharing these items with the community with a longer term objective of standing up a cyber / intel museum.