When John McAfee Crashes Your Panel…

The Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC) recently held its tenth annual conference on May 11th – 12th, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver,

RMISC serves as a powerful knowledge builder and networking opportunity for industry insiders as well for others who would like a glimpse into the fast-moving developments within the field.

This year’s event drew a record number of attendees because of its lineup of renowned panel of experts, including the high-profile keynote speaker John McAfee, who is currently running as the Libertarian Party candidate for president.

McAfee pioneered commercial antivirus when he founded McAfee Anti Virus in 1987; he is considered one of the greatest, most controversial and outspoken minds when it comes to Information Security and privacy. Prior to McAfee Associates, John has held positions at NASA, Univac, Xerox, CSC & Lockheed.

McAfee surprised those in attendance at the opening plenary by crashing the opening Ambassador’s Keynote Panel, and we were lucky to have captured the event in the following video:

The Ambassador Panelists:

Dave Lewis, global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies, has almost two decades of industry experience with a focus on IT operations and management. He is the founder of the website Liquidmatrix Security Digest and cohost of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis also serves on the (ISC)2 Board of Directors and writes columns for CSO Online and Forbes.

Jayson E. Street is the InfoSec Ranger at Pwnie Express, and is also a Senior Partner at Krypton Security and CEO of Stratagem 1 Solutions. Jayson has been in the Information Security industry for over 15 years, and once broke into a high scale hotel in the South of France – barefoot – wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pajamas.

Javvad Malik is a Security Advocate at AlienVault, a blogger event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security that speak to both technical and non-technical audiences alike.

Eddie Mize has over 30 years in the Computer Industry, with over 20 years in infosec, and is an integration and security specialist with extensive experience building Information Security Programs. He has led numerous PenTest and Red Team events for a wide variety of industries, served on Cisco’s Enterprise Advisory Board for Information Security. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences on a variety of security issues.

Moderator Anthony M. Freed is Director of Corporate Communications at Evident.io, and was formerly an infosec journalist who authored numerous feature articles, interviews and investigative reports which have been sourced and cited by dozens of major industry and mainstream media outlets.

Other Keynote Sessions:

Other notable presenters included Dave Cullinane, ISSA Hall of Famer and founder of TruSTAR Technology; Gene Spafford, Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University and the Director of the Center for Education Research Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS); and Chris Wysopal, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Veracode and one of the original vulnerability researchers at The LOpht, a hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software, famously testifying before the U.S. Congress in 1998 on government security.