The BlueHat conference
is an internal MS conference that's all about security. We ship a bunch of security experts from around the world to Redmond and then learn whatever
we can from them.
This is the first video in the series. It's with Robert Hansen - a very
interesting human being I'd like to interview again.
Interviews like this are my favorite. I've always seen security as drudgery. It's necessary, but it's not at all fun. At least not the way
was doing it.
I didn't expect much, to be honest. I thought I'd get in, hear a few stories about SQL injection, and then be done with it. What I got was, on a scale of 1 to 10, a chat that was infinity + 1 awesome.
I had no idea how far security goes. I had read books about people like Kevin Mitnik, Pengo, and more, but this was the first time I'd ever met someone who really does this stuff (well, at least since my BBSing days - I knew a few people back then who knew
a thing or two about security
Enjoy, people. I bloody well did. There's some background noise, and I apologize for that - in the process of getting a proper mic setup for these videos - but you can still hear him.
Robert has a blog here
, and you can find information about his security consulting firm