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ISSA-LA July Virtual Meeting 2020

July 15, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Topic: Hack The Vote!

One person, one vote… that’s what we keep telling ourselves, although let’s be honest that really isn’t how it works, at least in the US because of the cockeyed electoral college thing, so it’s more like “some states, most of the votes” AND we can break that down even further by “Electoral College, ALL the votes” because they don’t have to give a damm what you think OR who’s most popular in your state…

So, face it, it really doesn’t matter what the hell you vote, it all comes down to a set of folks…

Which sucks

SO, lets change things

Let’s hack the voting systems, after all they’re controlled by three major companies who don’t give a toss about security, who, between them have more lawyers than programmers and with whom we entrust out futures….ALL secured by passwords such as “EVEREST” “ESS, Password or 1234


What DO we do about it?


Speaker: Chris Roberts

Emcee: Richard Greenberg, ISSA-LA President

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About Chris Roberts:

Chris is currently serving as a vCISO or advisor for a number of entities and organizations around the globe. His most recent projects are focused within the deception, identity, cryptography, and services space. Over the years, he’s founded or worked with a number of organizations specializing in OSINT/SIGING/HUMINT research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, and deception technologies. These days he’s working on spreading the risk, maturity, collaboration and communication word across the industry. (Likely while coding his EEG driven digital clone that’s monitoring his tea and biscuit consumption!)

Since the late 90’s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and advisory services in his quest to protect and defend businesses and individuals against various types of attack. Prior to that he jumped out of planes for a living, visiting all sorts of interesting countries and cultures while doing his best to avoid getting shot at too often. (Before that, he managed to get various computers confiscated by a number of European entities.)

He’s considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry. He’s also getting a name for himself in the transportation arena, basically anything with wings, wheels, tracks, tyres, fins, props or paddles has been the target for research for the last 10-15 years…to interesting effect.

Chris has led or been involved in information security assessments and engagements for the better part of 25 years and has a wealth of experience with regulations such as GLBA, GDPR, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA, and NERC/FERC. He has also worked with government, state and federal authorities on standards such as CMS, ISO, and NIST.

Chris has been credentialed in many of the top IT and information security disciplines and as a CyberSecurity advocate and passionate industry voice, he is regularly featured in national newspapers, television news, industry publications and several documentaries. He can typically be found waving arms on a stage somewhere on this planet…or hacking into whatever’s taken his fancy…(Cows being one of the more bizarre things, we’ll ignore things in space for now.)

As one of the well-known hackers and researchers, Chris is routinely invited to speak at industry conferences. CNN, The Washington Post, WIRED, Business Insider, USA Today, Forbes, Newsweek, BBC News, Wall Street Journal, and numerous others have covered him in the media.



July 15, 2020
11:45 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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