Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Governance

Memoir of a Former Black Hat

Hector Monsegur on Making the Transition From Hacktivist to Researcher
Hector Monsegur, chief researcher, Rhino Security Labs

Why trust a former black hat? Hector Monsegur, a former member of LulzSec, describes his transition from hacktivist to researcher.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud Summit in New York, Monsegur discusses:

  • The motivation for becoming a black hat hacker;
  • The FBI offer he couldn't refuse;
  • Why reformed black hat hackers should be trusted.

Monsegur brings a unique perspective from decades of offensive experience and a desire to make an impact in client security. In his role as a security researcher with Rhino Security Labs, he has identified zero-day vulnerabilities and contributed to dozens of tools.


About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.




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