ITx Rutherford 2019 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx Rutherford

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Andy Prow

CEO and Co-Founder, RedShield Security

Andy Prow is the CEO and Co-Founder of RedShield Security, a NZ founded and now globally expanding cyber-security company with staff and customers in New Zealand, Australia, USA and UK.

On the tech-side he's a seasoned software developer, pen-tester and security researcher. On the business side Andy won the EY NZ Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 (Services Category), and RedShield won the NZ HiTech Awards 2017 for Most Innovative Software Product and Most Innovative Service.

Andy now commutes globally, consulting to RedShield's customers not only in NZ, but Aus, USA and the UK.

10 years of security breaches... what have we learnt?

Thursday 4:20pm - 5:00pm, Keynote Presentation

Security gurus Andy Prow and Kirk Jackson look back at the past decade of security misfortune. During their talk they will recreate the hacks that shocked us live on stage and ask the question: What have we learnt?

Over the past 10 years, Andy and Kirk have enjoyed recreating security incidents for audiences at tech conferences: from scenes in Mr Robot and blockbuster movies, to demonstrating how ransomware works. In this talk they'll switch their focus to the Real World(tm), and recreate actual security breaches that have happened to global corporations, showing how sophisticated the attackers are (or aren't), and helping us understand how to defend against these attacks.