The Next HOPE (2010): "Friday Keynote - Dan Kaminsky" (DVD)
Friday, July 16, 2010: 1:00 pm (Tesla): Dan Kaminsky is one of our keynote speakers at The Next HOPE. He has a widely respected history in the computer security world, probably best known for discovering the 2008 DNS cache poisoning vulnerability, a flaw which could allow attackers to easily perform cache poisoning attacks on any name server. He also was key in the Sony BMG CD copy protection scandal, where Sony was found to be complicit in installing rootkits on consumer computers, making them vulnerable to all sorts of malware. Dan estimated that Sony's rootkit had been installed on computers spanning more than 500,000 networks. It's particularly thrilling for us to have Dan in attendance (it's also his first HOPE appearance) because he's able to present this material in an entertaining and accessible manner, unlike so many security experts who have trouble reaching an audience outside their field of expertise. This, after all, is our goal with all of our conferences - to reach as many people with varying levels of interest and ability as possible.