Valerie Thomas
Valerie Thomas
Securicon
Executive Information Security Consultant
Valerie Thomas is an Executive Information Security Consultant for Securicon LLC that specializes in social engineering and physical penetration testing. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering, Valerie led information security assessments for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) before joining private industry. Her unique Defense and civilian background provides her with a solid understanding of intrusion detection, data loss prevention, and endpoint (in)security. Her electronic and RFID training became a crucial element of her physical security specialization. While some focus on cyber or physical security, she has chosen to exploit the weaknesses of the combination of the two.
Confessions of a hacker: Why developers are my favorite target

Hackers use a dangerous combination of technology and old fashioned con artistry to infiltrate organizations every day. In this talk we'll walk through the social engineering process including research, target selection, attack selection, and attack execution. Learn to see the world through the eyes of a hacker and prevent yourself from being a victim.