Presentation: How Much Does It Cost to Attack You?

Track: Trust, Safety, & Security

Location: Soho Complex, 7th fl.

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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How much does it cost to attack you and what are attackers getting out of it?   Attacks, breaches, exploits, and malware are nearly a daily occurrence. Why aren’t billion-dollar products solving the problems we’ve had for decades? The problem is two-fold, attacks are getting cheaper to perform and the value of an attack is increasing daily. This is leading to increasingly sophisticated tools attacking platforms that have not kept up.  

In this session, Jarrod will describe the cost vs value justification of an attack, how it shifts over time, and why it means that silver bullets just don’t exist. We’ll walk through the evolution of one of the cheapest modern attacks, credential stuffing, and see what attackers do after they have data and access.

Attackers are clever fraudsters, when you see how cheap it is to exploit you and how much value they wring out of your data it will help you prioritize better protection for yourself and in the software you write.

Speaker: Jarrod Overson

Software Engineer @ShapeSecurity

Jarrod has been developing on the web for over 15 years in both startups and global companies and currently works at Shape Security. He founded Gossamer to help bootstrap companies into developing for the modern web and has provided free community training on everything from node to backbone. Jarrod is an active proponent and contributor to open source, creator of Plato, and a member of the Grunt, Marionette, and ES-Analysis teams. @jsoverson

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