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Hector  Monsegur

Hector Monsegur

Controversial Hacker & Director of Research/Cyber Risk at Alacrinet


KNOW your enemy.

The recent onslaught of high profile cyber attacks on Equifax, Yahoo, and the CIA shows just how vulnerable EVERYONE is to being hacked.

All the aforementioned had highly educated staff and an ample budget but they were missing an essential component — they did not “KNOW” their enemy. Knowing the mindset and process of a hacker is the decisive factor in cybersecurity.

Meet Hector Monsegur, the de facto head of Anonymous, who — by himself — breached the cybersecurity systems of major corporations and governments around the globe. The security firms that were responsible for protecting News Corp, PayPal, VISA, Mastercard, Nintendo, PBS and many government contractors all were successfully hacked by Hector. Read More >

How is it possible that a lone operator, living in the NY projects, who only completed six months of the 9th grade could do this?

This is the insider knowledge that Hector will share when he speaks to his clients and corporations — his insights have been game changing to the Fortune 500 companies and the US government he has shared his secrets with.

After being caught by the FBI — Hector exchanged his "black hat" for a "white hat" and helped the FBI prevent more than 300 cyber-attacks on systems controlled by the military and NASA.

Hector’s ability to take your team into the mindset of the hacker — in a way that’s accessible to everyone — empowers his clients to be proactive at protecting themselves. He will share his secrets of how hackers choose their targets, why hacking appeals to people, how hacking tools work, and how you and your company can protect yourself from vulnerability.

Monsegur is currently Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Security Labs, with large corporations and governments as his clients, while developing a book and film on his life. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

On Charlie Rose

The Future of Cyber Security

Early Days of Hacking

Experience Over Certification

Operation Tunisia and Series Hacking

The Next Step

Speech Topics

Hacking Nation States, Government Contractors & Fortune 500 Companies

The lecture touches on a few points: Read More >

  • The DHS hack and the consequences.
  • Who are the leaders of state sponsored hacks on foreign governments?
  • What are the most valuable targets and why?
  • The top 5 past breaches in the last 2 years?
  • How are hacks executed and what the teams doing them consist of.
  • The legality of private citizens hacking foreign countries.
  • Details of Hector’s personal experiences of hacking nations during the Arab Spring and the consequences.
  • Hector’s process and experience hacking China, Taiwan, Ukraine, Russia, Pakistan, Indonesia and US government contractors.

This lecture demystifies the hacking process and lays bare the vulnerabilities of every nation, government contractor and Fortune 500 company. Read Less ^

From Black Hat to White Hat

The world is being rocked by cyberattacks almost daily — both from hacker groups and nation states. From Wikileaks, to Snowden, to massive password leaks — the internet has become a very dangerous place where nothing is secure. Who better to help guide you through this dangerous new world then a former top hacker from Anonymous and Lulzsec? Hector Monsegur has exchanged his “black-hat” for a “white-hat” and can help you and your organization fight back. As an expert in penetrating the networks of major retailers, credit card companies, and governments, Monsegnur can guide you through this complicated world and help you understand what needs to be done. He is able to speak to both a tech-savvy audience as well as others just beginning to learn the dangers. Monsegnur is ready to share his 20 years of experience as a hacker to help you not become the next victim.

The State of Security & Ransomware

Hector lectures on how Solarwinds is still a problem, recent supply chain and municipality attacks, the challenges of backup recovery and mitigating potential damage.

Storage & Recovery: Risks, Reward & Redundancy

Hector discusses storage/recovery and the challenges that it presents and the solutions that are being widely adopted and their deficiencies.

Cybersecurity, A Human Problem Not a Systems Problem

Hector discuss the issue that plagues cybersecurity the most, human error. He examines how we deal with disinformation and social engineering and the human element.

Former Blackhats Perspective on Ransomware & Mitigation

This lecture is on general security topics (best practices, new threats, ransomeware etc.