Ex-NSA Hacker hacks Black Hat and DEFCON

Ex-NSA Hacker hacks Black Hat and DEFCON

There’s really no point you going to either DEFCON or Black Hat unless you do it right. Neal Bridges (Ex-NSA Hacker) tells us the mistakes that people make and how to make the most of the conferences.

Are DEFCON and Black Hat worth going to? 0:00
Be honest with yourself: 1:25
Casinos are a trap: 2:30
Neal is back! 3:28
Neal’s experience: 5:04
What are DEFCON and Black Hat: 5:30
Are they worth going to? 8:19
David gives Neal a hard time: 9:18
What David does at conferences: 10:30
How does Neal approach DEFCON and Black Hat: 10:55
Why bother going? 12:24
Pointless to go if you want to go to the talks: 14:38
Black Hat Talks Reality: 15:50
Neal bashes the conferences – reason 2 (training) 17:54
You shouldn’t be here (toxicity)! 20:27
Neal still complaining (jokes): 22:26
The main reason to go: 24:02
Neal Hacks Black Hat: 30:02
Neal you are at a different level? What about us who are new? 30:47
Being an introvert makes it even more difficult: 32:51
You are delusional: 33:33
Strategy for 2022: 35:08
Lilly Clark example: 39:30
Take some friends: 39:55
People lie to themselves: 40:36
David pushes Neal – personal connection: 42:30
You need to play golf! Look at the long term (20 year plan): 45:49
Our plan: 47:30
Build it into your salary / bonus: 49:37
Content creation vs conferences: 54:55
Sharing is caring: 59:05

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