Those who actually read the CFP announcement might have noticed the fine print in the footnote section where we announced this year’s keynote. Like having an IRC gateway from a BBS group chat, we’re trying to stay modern and understand that since time is money and everybody wants a TL;DR which fits a tweet, we need to provide one:
Breaking: Dave Aitel giving the headline keynote at t2’17! #t2infosec #cyber #leftoflaunch #dailydave #voiceofreason #buffythevampireslayer
In other words, we’re continuing the tradition of inviting former @stake / NSA employees / DailyDave posters to speak at t2. If you’ve been reading mailing lists and not just clicking on random links from Twitter, you will probably agree that people who have been long enough in the game often have the kind of insight you can only get by having been there and done that. It is our pleasure to welcome Dave Aitel to deliver the keynote this year.
In case you were born after Miami Vice originally aired, do some googling and figure out a way to mention GOBBLES and our keynote speaker in the same sentence.