Revisiting L0pht testimony – 20yrs later

Here is a copy of my introductory statement from the May 22, 2018 briefing where L0pht revisited its historic Senate testimony of twenty years earlier. (supporting links at the end.)

Good Afternoon, I’m Space Rogue. Twenty years ago, out of fear of corporate retaliation through lawsuits Space Rogue was the only name I used. Today I also use the name Cris Thomas, although not as frequently, and I work as the Global Strategy Lead for IBM’s X-Force Red which is the offensive security services part of IBM Security.

We are here today to talk about how things have changed in information security over the last twenty years. When we were here twenty years ago a lot of people said, we were a voice of reason attempting to warn people about just how much risk was inherent in our critical systems. A lot of people in information security, or I guess we call it cyber security now, that’s one change right there, will tell you that nothing has changed, that we still have issues with passwords from password reuse, to weak passwords, to no passwords. We still have organizations who ignore the problems either through ignorance, ambivalence or just greed.

And we still have people who try to blame users for technological failures.

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— 1st time ! Chinese Spy Extradited to the U.S. after stealing Technology Secrets.

— @ DAlperovitch This is HUGE. @TheJusticeDept just announce the *ARREST* of Yanjun Xu, a Deputy Division Director with Ministry of State Security (MSS). He was responsible for recruiting assets in US aviation sector for industrial espionage. Expect China to hit back hard!

— New U.S. Weapons Systems Are a Hackers’ Bonanza, Investigators Find

— New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom


— Leaked Transcript of Private Meeting Contradicts Google’s Official Story on China


We cannot use the same channel for both the information and the trust for information, neither sending or receiving anymore.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer deletes your data Microsoft will help those affected attempt to recover their files.

— Computer Science faces an ETHICS CRISIS. The Cambridge Analytica scandal proves it.

— Announcing a Competition for Ethics in Computer Science, with up to $3.5 Million in Prizes

— FYI: Apple gives YOU a trust rating – and it’s based on your phone call and email habits.

— —  Lauren’s Blog: “The Death of Google”


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