June 18, 2013 at 6:30 PM
ISSA National Capital Chapter June meeting topic:
When Less Is More, the Thin Slicing of a Black Swan
by Michele Chubirka and Ronald P. Reck
As infosec professionals we are swimming in prodigious amounts of data, but it isn’t making us better at our jobs, it seems to make us worse. In Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, it was found that across organizations, an external party discovers 92% of breaches. We continue to desperately grasp at that straw of, “more data,” but what if this is simply information gluttony? Incident response's bloated model drives it closer to a form of security archaeology rather than its promise of real time relevance.
About the Speakers
Michele Chubirka aka "Mrs. Y."
Mrs. Y is a recovering Unix engineer most recently assigned to the network security team of financial services provider. Likes long walks in hubsites, traveling to security conferences, and spending extended hours in the Bat Cave. Believes that every problem can be solved with a "for" loop. She also hosts a podcast called Healthy Paranoia, a security feed of Packetpushers.
Ronald P. Reck
Ronald P. Reck is formally trained in theoretical syntax, an author of countless papers on linguistics and a book on RDF. He has worked extensively with the intelligence community and law enforcement, implementing standards for data and knowledge representation.