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A Discussion with Joseph Menn: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:00am to 11:00am

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In conjunction with UCSF’s 2019 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NSCAM) Celebration, UCSF IT Security will be hosting a lively and robust discussion about the state of cyber security with Joseph Menn, long serving and respected mainstream journalist on cyber security.  The first 10 people to sign into the event will receive a copy of his bookCult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World, the shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom -- even democracy itself.


About Joseph Menn

He is an investigative reporter for Reuters who has won three Best in Business awards from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and been a finalist for three Gerald Loeb Awards. His book Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords who are Bringing Down the Internet exposed the Russian government's collaboration with organized criminal hackers and was named one of the 10 best nonfiction books of 2010 by Hudson Booksellers. He also wrote the definitive book All the Rave: The Rise and Fall of Shawn Fanning's Napster, an Investigative Reports & Editors Inc. finalist for book of the year. He previously worked for The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg and has spoken at conferences including Def Con, Black Hat and RSA. He grew up near Boston and lives in San Francisco.


Event Details

  • Arezu Sarvestani
  • Jennifer Dodd
  • Michael Andres-Larsen

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