I’ve had some interesting adventures in my twenty-or-so years as a professional hacker and INFOSEC dude, and I’ve learned quite a few things about the hacker community. In this talk, I’ll unload some of the stories of my adventures all over the globe and share the valuable insights I’ve gained about what it means to be a hacker and why this community is unique, valuable and worth fighting for.
Johnny Long has spent his career as a professional hacker. He is the author of numerous security books including No-Tech Hacking and Google Hacking for Penetration Testers. Johnny spent seven years living in Uganda, East Africa, where he focused on his work with Hackers for Charity (HFC). HFC is a non-profit organization that leverages the skills of hackers. They solve technology challenges for various non-profits and provide food, equipment, job training and computer education to the world’s poorest citizens. Johnny’s website is http://hackersforcharity.org.