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Getting Social with the Smart Grid @ DEF CON 18

I will be co-presenting [“Getting Social with the Smart Grid”] ( at this year’s DEF CON in Las Vegas. Littered with endless threats and vulnerabilities surrounding both social networking and the Smart Grid, the marriage of these two technologies is official, despite protests by the security community. Consumers love it because they can brag to their friends about how green they are. Businesses love it more because it provides fresh material for their marketing departments.

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Black Hat / DEF CON 2009 Reception

We’ll be hosting an informal reception at the [Hofbräuhaus] ( Las Vegas on Thursday, July 30 to celebrate Tony, Matt, and Jeff’s Black Hat and DEFCON presentations. Please RSVP to rsvp[shift+2] or talk to one of the guys wearing the FYRM Associates shirts at Black Hat. The beer will start flowing at 6 PM and we’ll be around until at least 8 PM.

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