DEFCON 21 Video Recording

I was very fun giving this presentation, but I was very pressed for time on it, and having to stop to drink twice did not help one bit.

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MLSec – Using Machine Learning to support Information Security

For the next few weeks, I will be discussing the main thesis of my BSides Las Vegas talk on this blog, in order to build the correct frame of mind and discourse necessary to be able to be well prepared for the talk.

If anyone is reading as of now, this a great opportunity to make some comments and let me know what you think of the subject matter and opinions. I’ll probably just ignore you, but hey, at least you tried!

I will be identifying those posts with MLSec on the title, for reasons that should be made clear pretty soon, and the full list of posts can be found below (as soon as there are any, that is)

Preparing an InfoSec Presentation

Ever since being accepted to the Proving Grounds in the BSides Las Vegas 2013 edition, I have been toying with the idea of documenting the process of putting this presentation together as a way of helping me putting the ideas that I need on paper before evolving them into their final form.

I am obviously very excited to be presenting, but also a little scared, specially because:

  • It has been some time (+2 years) since I had to present to a large InfoSec audience. The audience was very different as well, so that adds to the unfamiliarity.
  • I have never presented a talk on Machine Learning before, being a relative newcomer to the subject myself. I am not really sure how to make it interesting, specially for a crowd that potentially is hungry for “0day” and “pwns”

But the most terrifying thing is that this time I seem to CARE more about it, being my research and all. Not that I didn’t appreciate the other talks I did but I was mostly regurgitating information from other people and trying to make it pleasant to the viewers. Now I would like them to care for my research also.

Should be an interesting experience. Stay tuned.