BEWARE of Infosec Influencers

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Many are aware of clout-chasing influencers on social media such. However, many have not considered this cultural phenomenon transcending into the professional world. From "thought leaders" on LinkedIn to law enforcement agencies on Twitter, it is not just Instagram models sharing content with the primary goal of getting more 'likes' and followers. In this presentation, Mr. Myler highlights examples of Infosec influencers providing guidance that, at best, distracts from prioritized risk-based cybersecurity.


W. Garrett Myler ,

W. Garrett Myler, owner of Enclave Defense and proud U.S. Air Force Reservist, has over a decade of experience supporting threat intelligence and cyber operations within the U.S. Department of Defense - from strategic to tactical levels of operation. He has traveled the world performing vulnerability assessments on industrial control systems (ICS) supporting critical infrastructure. Mr. Myler is an experienced and engaging cybersecurity instructor and presenter and has trained professionals and addressed audiences from around the world. He is a CISSP, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst, an ISA 62443 certified "expert", and has a Masters of Science in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation. Mr. Myler is honored to fill the roles of husband to his wife Julie and father to their five children.