Back to the Basics: Secure Design Principles
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  Ted Harrington   Ted Harrington
Executive Partner
Independent Security Evaluators


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Level:  Intermediate

A principle is a fundamental truth; a secure design principle is a principle upon which systems are built in order to be resilient against attack. Secure design principles are well established in the academic and research communities, yet many businesses have difficulty implementing these principles successfully, as is evidenced by the widespread, devastating security breaches that continue to plague businesses today. Proper implementation of secure design principles, taken in context with business objectives and constraints, significantly reduces vulnerability and mitigates risk.

Presented by the elite organization of security researchers and consultants known for being first to hack a wide array of systems, ranging from the iPhone to all of the major wireless routers, this session will define the primary secure design principles, and through case study analysis, discuss scenarios where organizations have succeeded or failed in the pursuit of these principles.

The session will articulate solutions to solve many of these security challenges, and do so in a way that is both effective and realistic in the real world business setting. Attendees will be left with a concrete understanding of the principles, paired with immediately actionable guidance for how to better lead their own organization to a more effective implementation of these concepts, thereby better defending against modern adversaries.

Ted Harrington drives thought leadership initiatives for Independent Security Evaluators, the elite organization of security researchers and consultants widely known for being the first company to hack the iPhone. Mr. Harrington was recently named 40 Under 40, where he was both one of the youngest inductees in the class as well as the only honoree from the field of information security. He is one of the lead organizers of SOHOpelessly Broken, the first ever router hacking contest at esteemed security conference DEF CON, and one of the lead organizers of the popular new hacking event concept IoT Village at DEF CON. He holds a bachelors degree from Georgetown University.

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