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CyberMētis Speaker Series: Marc Rogers

April 17, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Room 202, South Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720

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Join us on Monday, April 17 for the final seminar in the Spring 2023 CyberMētis Speaker Series featuring Marc Rogers, CSO at Q-Net Security and Co-Founder of the CTI League.

In his talk, Marc will discuss his volunteer work in cybersecurity, namely three case studies of activities he was recently involved in, including:

  1. Takeaways from helping the White House shape the recent National Cybersecurity strategy
  2. Using automation to defend people below the cybersecurity poverty line
  3. Building volunteer-driven internet emergency service programs
Students will hear how the line between professional and social can be blurred, allowing almost any role to work towards the greater good. Rogers will also share how cybersecurity is a team sport — there is a way for everyone to get engaged and make a difference, but that the real impact comes from collaboration.

This seminar series is open to UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and faculty members only. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVPs required: https://forms.gle/Rgs8swt7NhbfXgZs9


Marc Rogers is CSO for QNetsecurity, a Senior Technical Advisor for IST, and a member of the US Ransomware Taskforce. With a research career that spans more than twenty years, he has been hacking since the 80’s and is now a white-hat hacker renowned for breaking technology like Apple’s TouchID, Google’s Glass, and the Tesla Model S.

Previously Marc was the VP of Cybersecurity Strategy for Okta, the Head of Security for Cloudflare and spent a decade managing security for the UK operator, Vodafone. He also spent several years as a CISO in South Korea and co-founded the disruptive Bay Area security startup “Vectra”. A well known and active member of the Hacker Community, he’s one of the organizers and Head of Security for the world’s largest hacking conference: DEF CON. He also worked as technical advisor on “Mr. Robot,” where he designed and built hacks for the show.

Lastly Marc is also deeply involved in public policy where he focuses on driving change in defending the “undefendable”, or protecting critical infrastructure like healthcare. During the pandemic he co-founded the CTI League, an award winning, multinational cybersecurity initiative that combines security industry professionals, government agencies and law enforcement from 81 different countries.


Accessibility Accommodations
If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting, CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about mobility access in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Rachel Wesen at rachelwesen@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7–10 days in advance of the event.

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