How Online Dating Made Me Better At Threat Modeling

EvolveSec - Chicago Cybersecurity
EvolveSec - Chicago Cybersecurity
Public group

1871 - 2.03 Room

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212 · Chicago, IL

How to find us

The event will be hosted in the 2.03 event space within 1871, Suite 1212 of Merchandise Mart. Go up to the 12th floor, follow the main hallway and check in with the front desk who will direct you to the 2.03 space.

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Since 2008, Isaiah Sarju has been an asset to the Information Security field. He has contributed to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, exploited systems in diverse environments, conducted numerous penetration tests, and taught students how to become top tier defenders.

So just how did online dating make Isaiah better at threat modeling?!
Isaiah Sarju has used online dating sites such as Tinder and OkCupid. At times this seems antithetical to his stance on privacy and security. To better understand the security ramifications of online dating, and to establish safe methods of doing it, he applied threat modeling to online dating. Through this he came up with a set of best practices depending on your threat model. This talk is relevant for anyone who is trying to balance privacy and security and a desire for human connection in this modern world. Due to the real and perceived dangers of online dating, the stigma that surrounds it, and the pervasiveness of it, it is a great lens through which folks can be introduced to the core principles of threat modeling. It also makes it fun to talk about!

Pizza and refreshments will be provided!