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Wednesday, August 5 • 18:00 - 18:55
Why does InfoSec play bass? And other observations about hacker culture.

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Shortly after I was convinced to join Twitter and get engaged with the security community, I started noticing patterns with the people I was meeting. Namely, I noticed that many were also musicians and that the vast majority played the electric bass. As a bass player myself, I understand that the general rule is, if you show up to an open-mic blues jam, you’ll get to play bass all night, and the guitarists will be relieved that none of them have to ‘do bass duty’. I became fascinated with how this pattern seems to reverse in the infosec/hacker community and started to see parallels between security and this particular instrument. I plan to share my research, ideas and theories that I’ve collected on my journey to understand this strange anomaly and look forward to hearing more.

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Adrian Sanabria

Senior Security Analyst, 451 Research
Equally comfortable performing a pentest, designing an infosec program, heading up an incident response team, or discussing market trends, Adrian has covered much of the security spectrum. In his current role as an industry analyst, he writes and researches extensively about the security... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 18:00 - 18:55
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