During Les Assises de la Sécurité in Monaco, many French CISOs enjoyed Renaud Bidou’s workshop on ‘The Hacker Ethic’. Because of the far-reaching success, our CTO has recorded an English version and we are happy to share that with you today.
Synopsis of Renaud Bidou’s (CTO) workshop at Les Assises de la Sécurité 2014
In 1994, Steven Levy published ‘the Hacker Ethic’, in which he defined the foundation of the hacker culture in six tenets which are serving not so much as a history of the computer revolution than as a cultural investigation. What remains of that, twenty years later?
The book that made the term ‘hacker’ popular is still relevant, and the ethic it identifies is still influential, even more so today, with cyber-terrorism, mafia extortions, communication interceptions and bitcoins thefts. Threats have evolved, technical attacks have changed but the six rules remain.
In this presentation, Renaud Bidou repositions the six rules in our ongoing information security struggle, shedding new light on today’s crucial challenges and the future Levy predicted twenty years ago.