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Duo Tech Talks: My Fish Drove Downtown To Get Some Sushi - Don Bailey

Hey, it's almost time for the next Duo Tech Talk!

Last month, we had Chris Valasek present on his DARPA-funded car hacking mischief. We'll be posting a video of Chris' talk soon, so keep an eye out!

Our next event will be on Friday, February 21st at 6:00pm at Duo's office. We're excited to host Don Bailey of Capital Hill Consultants, who will be flying in from Colorado to speak. Check out his abstract and bio below!

See you then!


Welcome engineers and technologists in the Ann Arbor and SE Michigan! Whether you are a hands-on software engineer, l33t hax0r, or a person just interested in advanced technologies, Duo Tech Talks is for you! 

Hosted monthly at Duo Security's Ann Arbor office, these talks will cover a variety of topics of strong interest to the local technology community. Speakers will be enlisted both from the local community and subject matter experts from across the country.

Topics will range across the spectrum of computer science and technology, including software engineering, hardware hacking, user experience design, cloud computing, programming languages, computer security, and more!

If you have recommendations for future topics, speaker suggestions, or feedback for the organizers, please don't hesitate to get in touch.



2014 is finally the year of the Internet of Things. After over a decade of promises from companies poised to profit on the IoT marketplace, the requisite technologies have finally increased in availability and decreased in cost to create an explosion in interest. What was unexpected is that a lot of these companies did not predict the availability of IoT tech to increase at the same time an interest/surge in the Maker scene occurred. As a result, IoT technology is far more available to the average user than industry experts and engineers could have foreseen. While this creates an exceptional opportunity for innovation and creativity, it also means that the security of our physical world is about to become far less regulated. Without standardization and direction from members of the IoT and engineering community, our brave new technology may leave consumers open to an absurd number of new risk vectors.


Don A. Bailey grew up in Michigan. He lives in Denver now. He prefers Michigan. Also, he likes security. DARPA gave him a grant to evaluate the risks in the Internet of Things, and other efforts. Don founded a small security company based out of Colorado that focuses on embedded systems security, IoT, and mobile technology. And they accept Dogecoin for no reason!

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