How To Make People Care About Cybersecurity, Before It Is Too Late. A Podcast With Cory Doctorow Before His AppSec California Keynote

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ITSPmagazine's Marco Ciappelli and Sean Martin connect with science fiction author, entrepreneur, journalist and freedom fighter with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for a safe and open Internet, Cory Doctorow, before his AppSec California Keynote in Santa Monica.

During the conversation, Cory shares his view on bug bounties, the platforms that support them, responsible disclosure, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Cory also touches on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the impact it will have on businesses and society.

Digging into the topic of Net Neutrality, Cory takes us down memory lane with a look back at the dismantling of AT&T and all of the "Baby Bell" companies that sprung up and have seemingly been re-acquired by AT&T.

In another part of the podcast, Cory compares getting people to care about information security with that of smoking. It's about getting people to emphasize with others that have made mistakes.

This leaves us with the big open question: How do we get people to care about cybersecurity before it’s too late?

Cory will talk about this - and many other things - during his closing keynote, Closing Keynote: "A free, fair and open internet is a process, not a product."

If you decide to attend, Cory asks that you follow these two pledges as you attend the event and then engage with him during his closing keynote:

  1. Devices must be designed such that the power/control goes back in the hands of the user
  2. Make it lawful for people to be truthful in the disclosure of information; telling the truth should be legal

More information about the conference can be found here.