Hector Monsegur - Former Black Hat Hacker, Patrick Smith Field CTO EMEA Pure Storage
If hacker horror stories are haunting your dreams, you’re not alone. An attack is launched every 11 seconds, and a third of victims take over a week just to regain access to their data—reeling with dread while the business is under attack and customers are running scared. And if that’s not frightening enough, the average cost to recover from an attack is nearly $2 million, considering downtime, device costs and lost opportunity.
Join Pure Storage as we welcome Hector “Sabu” Monsegur, former technical frontman of the infamous LulzSec hacking collective. Among his Black Hat exploits, Monsegur was instrumental in offensives against government agencies, private companies, news media outlets, even the CIA. Now, as director of cybersecurity research and penetration testing for Alacrinet, he’s one of the good guys. In this fascinating session, he’ll share what motivates hackers, how to improve your cybersecurity defenses, and essential steps you should take before, during, and after a ransomware strike.