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Marc Rogers

Executive Director of Cybersecurity

Marc Rogers is the Executive Director of Cybersecurity at Okta. With a career that spans more than twenty years, he has been hacking since the 80's and is now a white-hat hacker. Prior to Okta, Marc served as the Head of Security for Cloudflare and spent a decade managing security for the UK operator, Vodafone. He was a CISO in South Korea and co-founded a disruptive Bay Area startup. In his role as technical advisor on “Mr. Robot,” he helped create hacks for the show. And, as if that’s not enough, he also organizes the world’s largest hacking conference: DEF CON.

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What the Jeff Bezos WhatsApp Hack Means for App Security

By now the whole world has heard that Jeff Bezos’s WhatsApp was hacked, leading to the theft, or exfiltration, of gigabytes of personal data. We don’t know what data the hackers stole, as the attackers, once finished with their operation, quickly deleted their tracks, destroying almost all of the...

Cybersecurity and the Unexpected Consequences of the Government Shutdown

On December 22, 2018, the U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown when Congress failed to approve an appropriations bill. The consequences of this lapse in funding are obvious and very visible, from parks closed due to lack of trash collection, to the suspension of key services like federal housing loans....

Throw No Stones at Facebook

People who live in glass houses, probably shouldn’t throw stones.

Over the last month, many organizations and thought leaders have lined up to criticize Facebook over their recent breach . While I agree with them — it was pretty bad, I propose that we also take a step...

Your Official Guide to DEF CON Threats

As the head of security for DEF CON, I’ve seen a lot of articles (and a bit of scaremongering) around the threats at the event. While DEF CON is a technically hostile environment, I promise, it is not a dystopian wasteland. A little common sense goes a LONG way....