The Hacker Ethic, from 1994 to 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.

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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.

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