Level: Low Tech


Ever wonder what incident management is like when an embassy gets hacked, by ISIS? Come on a journey of surprisingly weak security, insider threats, a 50 million dollar extortion attempt, diplomatic immunity, city wide security lock down, all while >400 dignitary’s lives dangle in the negotiation crossfire.

Join Chris, the lead investigator and resolver on a super-secret squirrel adventure against ISIS & Turkish Intel in The Hague, The Netherlands. Discussing the 2014 Saudi Arabian embassy hack. Whoever said STEM was boring made it boring! Solve the crime and save lives with key takeaways from a real life cyber terrorism investigation. No classified information will be shared, some terrorists were harmed in the making of this talk.


Chris Kubecka is the founder and CEO of HypaSec offering nation-state incident management, training in IT, IOT, ICS SCADA and expert advisory services to governments. Prior to HypaSec, she headed the Information Protection Group and international intelligence for the Aramco family. Re-establishing international business operations, helping to stabilize the oil market and implementing digital security after the company suffered from the world’s most devastating Shamoon cyberwarfare attacks which wiped out 85% of computer systems and over 35,000 Windows systems which deeply affected the countries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. At Unisys, she helped halt the July 2009 second wave cyberwarfare attacks against South Korea during her time advising the company’s flagship customers Danone and Lloyds TSB. A USAF veteran, serving her country both as a military aviator and handling command and control systems for Space Command. Beginning her computer career at the age of five coding but was restricted from using computer systems from the age of ten until eighteen after hacking into the DOJ. Chris combines highly technical skills, ethical hacking, OSINT, strategy, leadership and governance expertise. Presenting at Europol, Interpol, national police, EU/NATO cyberwarfare exercises, DefCon, Black Hat, United Nations, Oxford, Cambridge, OWASP and BSides globally. Author of several technical, engineering and management courses and books Down the Rabbit Hole An OSINT Journey, Hack the World with OSINT and her upcoming book Hack the Galaxy with OSINT.


Blog: https://hypasec.com

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