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Billy Rios, Security Researcher, Google Inc.
Biography: Billy Rios is currently a security researcher for Google where he studies emerging security threats and technologies. Before Google, Billy was a Program Manager at Microsoft where he helped secure several high profile software projects including Internet Explorer. Prior to his roles at Google and Microsoft, Billy was a penetration tester, making his living by outsmarting security teams, bypassing security measures, and demonstrating the business risk of security exposures to executives and organizational decision makers. Before his life as a penetration tester, Billy worked as an Information Assurance Analyst for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). While at DISA, Billy helped protect Department of Defense (DoD) information systems by performing network intrusion detection, vulnerability analysis, incident handling, and formal incident reporting on security related events involving DoD information systems. Before attacking and defending information systems, Billy was an active duty Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Billy has spoken at numerous security conferences including: Blackhat briefings, Bluehat, RSA and DEFCON. Billy holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Master of Science degree in Information Systems, and a Master of Business Administration.
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I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov
Just as drivers who share the road must also share responsibility for safety, we all now share the same global network, and thus must regard computer security as a necessary social responsibility. To me, anyone unwilling to take simple security precautions is a major, active, part of the problem.
- Fred Langa
In theory, one can build provably secure systems. In theory, theory can be applied to practice, but in practice, it canít.
- M. Dacier