CLTC Seminar Series

I Fight for the Users: Cybersecurity for the Greater Good

Monday, April 17, 2023
12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Marc Rogers

CyberMētis Speaker Series

In his talk, Marc Rogers will discuss his volunteer work in cybersecurity, namely three case studies of activities he was recently involved in, including:

  1. Takeaways from helping the White House shape the recent National Cybersecurity strategy

  2. Using automation to defend people below the cybersecurity poverty line

  3. Building volunteer-driven internet emergency service programs

Students will hear how the line between professional and social can be blurred, allowing almost any role to work towards the greater good. Rogers will also share how cybersecurity is a team sport — there is a way for everyone to get engaged and make a difference, but that the real impact comes from collaboration.

This seminar series is open to UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and faculty members only. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Marc Rogers is CSO for QNetsecurity, a senior technical advisor for IST, and a member of the US Ransomware Taskforce. With a research career that spans more than twenty years, he has been hacking since the 1980s and is now a white-hat hacker renowned for breaking technology like Apple’s TouchID, Google’s Glass, and the Tesla Model S.

Previously Marc was the VP of cybersecurity strategy for Okta, the head of security for Cloudflare and spent a decade managing security for the UK operator, Vodafone. He also spent several years as a CISO in South Korea and co-founded the disruptive Bay Area security startup “Vectra”. A well known and active member of the hacker community, he’s one of the organizers and head of security for the world’s largest hacking conference: DEF CON. He also worked as technical advisor on “Mr. Robot,” where he designed and built hacks for the show.

Lastly Marc is also deeply involved in public policy where he focuses on driving change in defending the “undefendable”, or protecting critical infrastructure like healthcare. During the pandemic he co-founded the CTI League, an award winning, multinational cybersecurity initiative that combines security industry professionals, government agencies and law enforcement from 81 different countries.

Marc Rogers
Marc Rogers


If you have questions about this event, please contact Rachel Wesen.

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Rachel Wesen
Events and Communications Specialist, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
621 Sutardja Dai Hall

Last updated:

March 29, 2023