LESSONS FROM THE DARK SIDE
Michael “MafiaBoy” Calce is a reformed hacker from Quebec, infamous for a series of attacks towards CNN and Amazon in year 2000. Today a well known cyber-security expert and author of ‘How I Cracked the Internet and why It’s Still Broken’. You meet him at Sime.
In February 2000, at the age of 15, Michael Calce, aka “MafiaBoy” launched a series of high-profile denial-of-service attacks against large commercial websites, including eBay, CNN and Amazon – attacks that has been estimated to $1.5 billion dollars in lost revenue.
Today, Canada’s most infamous (reformed) hacker is a world leading expert on cyber threats and and internet security. His background allows him to work in a unique way, as he thinks like a hacker, therefore he can help anticipate issues before they arise.
MafiaBoy has collaborated with Sime’s co-host HP to raise awareness about the evolving threat landscape that companies and individuals face today. His unique perspective and background enables him to show and tell others why they need to be cognizant of how they share data, operate online, and protect their data.
He is the author of ‘How I Cracked the Internet and why It’s Still Broken’ and president of Optimal Secure, a Montreal based cybersecurity company specialized in penetration testing.
At Sime November 13th he will share his experiences from the dark side, and give an updated view of todays and future threats as a Keynote Speaker, and also in his Expert Talk on Cyber Securiy 4.0.