A Retrospective: 15 Years of Defcon

It’s been a privilege to attend Defcon:  the annual congregation of hackers, law enforcement and security staff (red/blue team) for the last 15 years. My inaugural Defcon experience occurred when I was barely old enough to order a drink from the Alexis Park hotel bar in Vegas. By 2005, I was working for a very small security consulting firm that serviced the financial industry. Back then, Defcon was very small and only had a few thousand attendees, and lacked gender and ethnic diversity. To call the DEFCON of 2005 raucous would be an understatement. The attendance was predominantly younger males navigating the conference chaos making it both exhilarating and intimidating for most that were outside that demographic. The general Defcon shenanigans at the Alexis Park were so well known, the hotel would itemize all of the furniture or equipment in the room and disclose the costs associated with replacing the items in it, just in case you decide to destroy or tamper with it.

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The Intrinium Review, August 2019

We hope you are enjoying the last days of the summer. The past month has been an exciting time for us. Just last week, eleven of our team members headed to #HackerSummerCamp in Las Vegas, where they immersed themselves in the BlackHat, Defcon, and Bsides conferences....

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2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

Since 2008, Verizon has published an annual  Data Breach Investigations Report that provides an analysis of information security incidents, with a specific focus on data breaches across various industries. The report is produced by the Verizon RISK (Research,...

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The Intrinium Review, July 2019

On behalf of the entire Intrinium team, we hope your quarter three is off to a great start. We have had an exciting month for content. In recent blogs, Partner and Advisory CISO Stephen Heath discussed how to build an InfoSec Program from scratch, Information Security...

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The Intrinium Review, June 2019

 Spring is in full swing at Intrinium. Our team is blossoming, business is growing, and time is flying by! July 1st marks one year that we have been on-site at our new campus at 4418 E. 8th Avenue in Spokane Valley, and what an exciting year it has been. We have...

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