30 Years of Infosec Topics

Hello Protocols, Packets, and Programs,

July 9th marks 30 years since the first DEF CON back in 1993.

30 years ago is, of course, an ancient era of the internet.

So, what topics were on that ancient agenda? Let’s see…

A talk titled “Computer Privacy, 1st Amendment, Gender Roles, and Discrimination” that mentioned things like workplace monitoring.

An announcement about a new scanning tool.

A talk on “the law’s intersection with VR and liability in ‘simulated’ worlds” which noted how the hardware is moving to an interface that the user doesn’t notice. And that the law is untested against such worlds.

All of which sounds so very, very quaint and relevant and unresolved and from 30 days ago rather than 30 years.

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