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From Offensive to Defensive – How Exposure to Counter-Terrorism Efforts in the Middle East Shaped my Career

04 Apr 2023

Dan Gericke heads technology for one of the world’s largest consumer cybersecurity brands—working every day to protect the privacy and security of millions of users. Dan’s offensive experience focusing on counter-terrorism and protection for US allies in the Middle East was an eye-opening, challenging, and informative experience. In this session Dan will share some of his learnings, answer some common questions, and explains how those lessons apply to the state of evolving cyber threats and why offensive capabilities are crucial for defenders.

Key takeaways:

  • Find out what you need to know about the state of evolving cyber threats
  • Hear from one of the few people in the world who has operated hands-on at many levels in both the defensive and offensive spaces
  • Find out what it takes to truly slow attackers down
  • Learn why a deep understanding of the offensive space is crucial to be a great defender
Dan Gericke, Chief Technology Officer - ExpressVPN

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