Kevin Johnson – Securing our Ethics: Ethics and Privacy in a Target-Rich Environment
Kevin Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Secure Ideas. Kevin has a long history in the IT field including system administration, network architecture and application development. He has been involved in building incident response and forensic teams, architecting security solutions for large enterprises and penetration testing everything from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Kevin is an instructor and author for the SANS Institute and a faculty member at IANS. He is also a contributing blogger at TheMobilityHub.
Kevin has performed a large number of trainings, briefings and presentations for both public events and internal trainings. Kevin teaches for the SANS Institute on a number of subjects. He is the author of three classes: SEC542: Web Application Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking,SEC642: Advanced Web Application Penetration Testing and SEC571: Mobile Device Security. Kevin has also presented at a large number of conventions, meetings and industry events. Some examples of these are: DerbyCon, ShmooCon, DEFCON, Blackhat, ISACA, Infragard and ISSA.
Kevin is also very involved in the open source community. He runs a number of open source projects. These include SamuraiWTF; a web pen-testing environment, Laudanum; a collection of injectable web payloads, Yokoso; an infrastructure fingerprinting project and a number of others. Kevin is also involved in MobiSec and SH5ARK. Kevin was the founder and lead of the BASE project for Snort before transitioning that to another developer.
Security has become a huge conversation, especially when you consider privacy as part of it. In this presentation, Kevin Johnson of Secure Ideas will explore the topics of ethics and how they play in a security mindset. We will explore topics such as bug bounties, when its ok to test an application without permission and licensing of penetration testers and security researchers.