Seizing the Castle: A Medieval Battle Technique Workshop
Date: Wednesday, September 16th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT
The cybersecurity industry is not at a loss when it comes to cheesy castle analogies or quoting Sun Tzu whenever it gets the chance (keys to the kingdom, crown jewels, the art of war), you name it we’ve butchered it. But what if we took some time to look at the whole medieval warfare a little differently, ARE there actually lessons we CAN learn from all those who’ve gone before? Do we have something to use today that was true on the battlefield of yesteryear?
I'd argue that taking some time to studying the techniques used by the Vikings, Mongols, Huns, and so on IS something we want to do. From an adversarial perspective, as well as those charged with defending the enterprise and those most prized digital assets, we CAN learn something from our hairy war-mongering ancestors.
Throughout the ages we’ve spent time, effort and plenty of money defending our castles from all manner of intruders, and arguably with each passing year new tactics, weapons and techniques were (and continue to be) employed against our efforts…unfortunately, often to good effect despite our best efforts.
Join the Semperis crew and I for an unconventional workshop where we'll chat about new and emerging cyberattacks without actually talking about "cyber" at all. We'll be making parallels between the Medieval world and our own to learn something, hopefully. Or, at the very least we’ll end up working out how far we can throw a Cisco or Palo Alto firewall with a trebuchet.
About the presenters:
Chris Roberts, Hacker in Residence, Semperis
Chris Roberts is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence. With increasingly sophisticated attacks on targets of opportunity, Roberts’ unique methods of addressing the evolving threat matrix and experience with all information systems make him an indispensable partner to clients and industries that demand protection of financials, intellectual property, customer data, and other protected information from attack.
Darren Mar-Elia, VP Product, Semperis
A 14-year Cloud and Datacenter Microsoft MVP, Darren has a wealth of experience in Identity and Access Management and was the CTO and founder of SDM software, a provider of Microsoft systems management solutions. Prior to launching SDM, Darren held senior infrastructure architecture roles in Fortune 500 companies and was also the CTO of Quest Software. As a Microsoft MVP, Darren has contributed to numerous publications on Windows networks, Active Directory and Group Policy, and was a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine for 20 years.