Samantha Humphries

Samantha has been happily entrenched in the cybersecurity industry for over 20 years. During this time she has helped hundreds of organizations of all shapes, sizes, and geographies recover and learn from cyberattacks, defined strategy for pioneering security products and technologies, and is a regular speaker at security conferences around the world. In her current regeneration, Sam is part of the global product marketing team at Exabeam, where she has responsibility for anything that has “cloud” in the name. She authors articles and blogs for various security publications, has a strong passion for mentoring, and often volunteers at community events, including BSides, The Diana Initiative, and Blue Team Village (DEFCON).

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Attribution is bullshit - change my mind...
Samantha Humphries

Borne out of a semi-flippant Twitter comment, this talk will take you on a journey across the benefits, pitfalls, and outright BS of attribution.

Expect passionate opinions, trenchfoot inducing war stories, head+desk frustration, and a strong meme game.

With this session, which is aimed at security practitioners, researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in cybersecurity, we hope to:
• Highlight the value of decent threat intelligence
• Establish why attribution can be valuable, but how it can be a distraction, or worse
• Inform people who are interested in attribution and threat intelligence as areas of study how they can pursue it

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