The 'Internet of Things': Lessons from a Hacker

Policy Circle Conversation Series

Neon code illustrating a cyber attack

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May 25, 2016


5:30 p.m. Check in, wine and cheese reception
6:00 p.m. Program
7:00 p.m. Reception with speakers and heavy hors d'oeuvres


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Complimentary parking at RAND

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Researchers estimate that there are nearly 5 billion Internet- and network-connected things impacting our lives, and that number is expected to grow to between 25 and 50 billion by 2020. An event hosted by Morgan Stanley features RAND researcher and DEF CON “Black Badge” winner Lillian Ablon, who will describe how our increasingly digital world has presented new risks. She'll explain what makes us vulnerable and what motivates different types of cyberattackers. What her latest research shows about consumer attitudes toward data breaches might surprise you.

Lillian Ablon

Information Systems Analyst, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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