Deviant Ollam works as a network engineer and security consultant but his strongest love has always been teaching. A supporter of First Amendment rights who believes that the best way to increase security is to publicly disclose vulnerabilities, Deviant has given lockpick demonstrations at ShmooCon, DefCon, HOPE, HackCon, HackInTheBox, and the West Point Military Academy. In this video, made at Black Hat Europe, he discusses the importance of physical security and illustrates that with a real-world example.
His presentation from Black Hat can be downloaded here.
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