RSA Media Alert: Lifestyle Hackers, the Latest Insider Threat


WHAT: IEEE Security & Privacy magazine will host a high-caliber panel at RSA exploring lifestyle hacking– wherein twenty-something employees hack their way around security controls in the name of productivity. What should CSOs do about Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, AIM, and other social networking technology? 


  • Gary McGraw, Chief Technology Officer, Cigital
  • Avi Rubin, Technical Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Information Security Institute
  •  Jim Routh, Head of Global Application Security, JP Morgan Chase
  • Gillian Hayes, Professor, University of California, Irvine
  • Kim De Vries, Assistant Professor, California State University, Stanislaus

WHEN: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 1 p.m.

WHERE: RSA Conference 2010, San Francisco, Moscone Convention Center, Orange Room 305

DETAILS: A growing threat to most organizations today is clearly an insider threat—and just as clearly not related to the usual disgruntled or disillusioned employee. More often than not, the new insider threat is a recently hired twenty-something—a “lifestyle hacker” without malicious intent. Nevertheless, the lifestyle hacker is highly effective at skirting various corporate controls put in place to safeguard security. This IEEE Security & Privacy-sponsored panel will tell companies how to chart a sane course.

Contact Kathy Clark-Fisher at or visit the IEEE Computer Society’s Computing Now site.

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