Edward Snowden as a Telepresence Robot at the March 2014 TED Talk
in Vancouver, BC, Canada via Secure Internet Connection


Presentation for Northshore Chapter of ASIS: The Edward Snowden NSA Data Breach of 2013: How it happened, and its consequences and implications for the U.S. and the IT Industry - August 13, 2014

Presentation: The 2013 Edward Snowden Data Breach - by William Favre Slater III at Forensecure 2014
at the Illinois Institute of Technology



Anecdotal Advice to Prevent an Edward Snowden Event in your Organization:

1) Learn about vetting your people with background checks.

2) Learn about monitoring your people's work and behaviors

3) Never hire a high school drop-out.

4) Learn about and train your system administrators on a Code of Ethics:

5) Learn about and train your entire staff about what Social Engineering is, how it works, and how to protect against it.

6) Read this paper about Hacking Humans:



Edward Snowden Interviewed by Brian Williams

Broadcast on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM Central Time / 10:00 PM Eastern Time


Follow Edward Snowden on Twitter:  #snowden   #edwardsnowden



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Presentation: Bitcoin  - by William Favre Slater III at Forensecure 2014


Forensecure 2014 - Cybersecurity Conference sponsored by IIT







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