This year at DEF CON a former FAIL PANEL panelist attempts to keep the spirit alive by playing moderator. Less poetry, more roasting. A new cast of characters, more lulz, and no rules. Nothing is sacred, not the industry, not the audience, not even each other. Our cast of characters will bring you all sorts of technical fail, ROFLCOPTER to back it up. No waffles, but we have other tricks up our sleeve to punish, er, um, show love to our audience, all while raising money of the EFF and HFC. The FAIL PANEL may be dead, but the “giving” goes on.
Larry Pesce is a Senior Security Analyst with InGuardians. His recent experience includes providing penetration assessment, architecture review, hardware security assessment, wireless/radio analysis, and policy and procedure development for a wide range of industries including those in the financial, retail, and healthcare verticals.
Larry is an accomplished speaker, having presented numerous times at industry conferences as well as the co-host of the long running multi-award winning Security Podcast, Paul's Security Weekly. and is a certified instructor with the SANS Institute.
Larry is a graduate of Roger Williams University. In his spare time he likes to tinker with all things electronic and wireless. Larry is an amateur radio operator holding his Extra class license and is regularly involved in emergency communications activities.
In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade.... making the decision to leave Amanda behind. Ms. Berlin is now rumored to have illegitimate children by Saudi Oil barons hidden all over the world in at least 27 countries but this can neither be confirmed nor denied.
Amanda Berlin is a Network Security Engineer at Hurricane Labs. She is most well known for being a breaker of hearts, knees, and SJW's. Bringing "Jack of All Trades" back to being sexy, she has worked her fingers to the bone securing ISPs, Healthcare facilities, Artificial Insemination factories, and brothels. Amanda managed the internal phishing campaign at a medium size healthcare facility to promote user education about phishing and hacking through an awards based reporting program. She is a lead organizer for CircleCityCon, volunteers at many other conferences, and enjoys writing and teaching others.
Chris Blow is a Senior Technical Advisor with Rook Security. His most recent experience includes: penetration testing, social engineering, red team exercises, policy and procedure guidance focused on HIPAA and PCI DSS, developing security awareness programs, performing HIPAA assessments and serving as a Qualified Security Assessor for the Payment Card Industry.
In reality, his primary duties are to be told by various clients that “security is hard” and to just “accept the risk.” He’s also well-versed in being told to keep vulnerable assets and people “out of scope.”
Chris is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Besides trying to keep up with all-things-InfoSec, Chris enjoys playing guitar, singing, and DJing.
illwill is a rogue blackhat as fuck subcontractor for top secret global governments. He spends his off time enjoying bubble baths, recovering from a debilitating injury as infosystir's former bean fluffer and hand carves realistic thrones made from discarded dildos found dumpster diving behind a porn store in Los Angeles.
Dan Tentler likes to break things. He's also an expert on failure. Ask him about it. But ask with scotch.