23 September, 17h-18h
Hackers: behind the cliché
Inti De Ceukelaire, Head of Hackers at intigriti
Take a dive into the world of ethical hacking! Less than a decade ago, hacking would send you to jail. Today, ‘ethical hackers’ work hand-in-hand with big companies. Why did this change, and how can companies trust hackers? Inti De Ceukelaire will describe how his identity changed from 'illegal hacker' to 'hero' over the years, and some of the ethical dilemmas he has encountered along the way. And he'll share insights and tips gathered from his daily fight against cybercriminals and from recent observations in the Covid era.
Inti De Ceukelaire is a Belgian ethical hacker and bug bounty hunter. He has made national headlines numerous times with his security awareness stunts, which have gone from manipulating the twitter account of US President Donald Trump, to publishing fake news on the Vatican’s website. As an ethical hacker, Inti hunts down security vulnerabilities of companies like Facebook, Google, Dropbox and the US Department of Defense. In 2018, he was awarded the ‘Most Valuable Hacker’ award, one of the most prestigious titles an ethical hacker can receive. Mid September 2020, he has been awarded the title of 'IT Person of the Year' by Computable.