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Herbert "Hugh" Thompson

CTO of Symantec; Program Committee Chairman of RSA Conference

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Herbert "Hugh" Thompson Biography

Dr. Herbert Hugh Thompson is the Chief Technology Officer of Symantec, the world's largest information security company. He is also the Program Committee Chairman of RSA Conference and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. He was formerly the Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Blue Coat Systems

Dr. Thompson is a world-renown expert in information security. He has co-authored three books on the topic including, How to Break Software Security: Effective Techniques for Security Testing (with Dr. James Whittaker, published by Addison-Wesley, 2003), and The Software Vulnerability Guide (with Scott Chase, published by Charles River 2005). He is also the co-author (with Bob Sullivan of NBC News) a book from Penguin titled "The Plateau Effect". In 2006 he was named one of the “Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security” by SC Magazine.

In 2006, Thompson participated in four hack tests for the nonprofit election watchdog group Black Box Voting. Two of his tests involved altering election results reports on the Diebold GEMS central tally machines. Thompson also collaborated with Harri Hursti in the Black Box Voting projects in Leon County, Florida and Emery County, Utah. Thompson's GEMS central tabulator hack was achieved by inserting a Visual Basic script onto the GEMS server machine at election headquarters. Both the Visual Basic script hack by Thompson and the memory card hack by Hursti Hack can be seen in HBO's "Hacking Democracy" where Hursti and Thompson hacked into Diebold Election Systems' voting machines and central tabulator system in Leon County, Florida proving its vulnerability.

Dr. Thompson has delivered talks/keynotes at key conferences and Fortune 500 corporations and writes frequently on the topic of information security. He has delivered a keynote presentation at every RSA Conference (US) since 2007. Dr. Thompson has been interviewed by top news organizations including CNN, NPR, CNBC, ABC, Fox News, CBS Evening News, MSNBC, HBO, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Associated Press, and the Washington Post. He has authored more than 80 academic and industrial publications on software security and writes for such industry publications as The New York Times, Scientific American, IEEE Security & Privacy, CSO Magazine, Network World and Forbes. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Florida Institute of Technology.

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Getting Unstuck: Break Free of the Plateau Effect

Getting Unstuck: Break Free of the Plateau Effect

The Plateau Effect: Getting From Stuck To Success

The Plateau Effect: Getting From Stuck To Success

Software Vulnerability Guide (programming Series)

Software Vulnerability Guide (programming Series)

The Mezonic Agenda, Hacking the Presidency: Hack Along with the Heroes and Villains as the American Presidency Hangs in the Balance of Cyber-space... (Cyber-Fiction)

The Mezonic Agenda, Hacking the Presidency: Hack Along with the Heroes and Villains as the American Presidency Hangs in the Balance of Cyber-space... (Cyber-Fiction)

How To Break Software Security

How To Break Software Security

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CTO of Symantec; Program Committee Chairman of RSA Conference

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Herbert "Hugh" Thompson Biography

Dr. Herbert Hugh Thompson is the Chief Technology Officer of Symantec, the world's largest information security company. He is also the Program Committee Chairman of RSA Conference and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. He was formerly the Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Blue Coat Systems

Dr. Thompson is a world-renown expert in information security. He has co-authored three books on the topic including, How to Break Software Security: Effective Techniques for Security Testing (with Dr. James Whittaker, published by Addison-Wesley, 2003), and The Software Vulnerability Guide (with Scott Chase, published by Charles River 2005). He is also the co-author (with Bob Sullivan of NBC News) a book from Penguin titled "The Plateau Effect". In 2006 he was named one of the “Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security” by SC Magazine.

In 2006, Thompson participated in four hack tests for the nonprofit election watchdog group Black Box Voting. Two of his tests involved altering election results reports on the Diebold GEMS central tally machines. Thompson also collaborated with Harri Hursti in the Black Box Voting projects in Leon County, Florida and Emery County, Utah. Thompson's GEMS central tabulator hack was achieved by inserting a Visual Basic script onto the GEMS server machine at election headquarters. Both the Visual Basic script hack by Thompson and the memory card hack by Hursti Hack can be seen in HBO's "Hacking Democracy" where Hursti and Thompson hacked into Diebold Election Systems' voting machines and central tabulator system in Leon County, Florida proving its vulnerability.

Dr. Thompson has delivered talks/keynotes at key conferences and Fortune 500 corporations and writes frequently on the topic of information security. He has delivered a keynote presentation at every RSA Conference (US) since 2007. Dr. Thompson has been interviewed by top news organizations including CNN, NPR, CNBC, ABC, Fox News, CBS Evening News, MSNBC, HBO, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Associated Press, and the Washington Post. He has authored more than 80 academic and industrial publications on software security and writes for such industry publications as The New York Times, Scientific American, IEEE Security & Privacy, CSO Magazine, Network World and Forbes. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Florida Institute of Technology.

Herbert "Hugh" Thompson Videos

  • SID2016. Innovation. Hugh Thompson (star guest) - YouTube
    Oct 21, 2016 ... In attendance as a special guest was Hugh Thompson, widely considered one of the world's five most influential thinkers on the...
  • RSA® Conference 2011 -- The Hugh Thompson Show - YouTube
    Apr 5, 2011 ... Visit http://www.rsaconference.com for more information about the RSA® Conference Internet security guru and author Dr. Herbert...
  • Blue Coat - Vernieuwd portfolio - interview Hugh Thompson

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  • How to book Herbert "Hugh" Thompson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Herbert "Hugh" Thompson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Herbert "Hugh" Thompson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Herbert "Hugh" Thompson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Herbert "Hugh" Thompson?

    Booking fees for Herbert "Hugh" Thompson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Herbert "Hugh" Thompson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Herbert "Hugh" Thompson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Herbert "Hugh" Thompson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Herbert "Hugh" Thompson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Herbert "Hugh" Thompson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Herbert "Hugh" Thompson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Herbert "Hugh" Thompson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Herbert "Hugh" Thompson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Herbert "Hugh" Thompson generally travels from San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Martin Fowler, Jez Humble, James Whittaker, Jack Shaw and Kat Holmes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Herbert "Hugh" Thompson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Herbert "Hugh" Thompson Speaker Videos

  • SID2016. Innovation. Hugh Thompson (star guest) - YouTube
    Oct 21, 2016 ... In attendance as a special guest was Hugh Thompson, widely considered one of the world's five most influential thinkers on the subject of information securit...
    RSA® Conference 2011 -- The Hugh Thompson Show - YouTube
    Apr 5, 2011 ... Visit http://www.rsaconference.com for more information about the RSA® Conference Internet security guru and author Dr. Herbert "Hugh" Thompson has seen it a...
  • Blue Coat - Vernieuwd portfolio - interview Hugh Thompson
    InfoSecurity Europe 2015 - Dr. Hugh Thompson, Blue Coat
  • RSA Conference Flash Talks 2012 - Hugh Thompson
    Thompson Plane Security

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