General Sessions

Closing Keynote | How Long Until Judgment Day: A Look at the Future of Cybersecurity


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Johannes Ullrich

Dean of Research

SANS Technology Institute

Predicting the future of cybersecurity is inherently difficult. At the surface, no other industry is as volatile and fast-moving as "cyber." But at the same time, after working in the industry for over 20 years, and collecting data from the SANS Internet Storm Center’s worldwide sensor network for about as long, Johannes Ullrich believes there are some ground truths and trends that stick out and may help us understand where things are going. In this presentation, he will focus on the news about and around large language models to illustrate how some of this is "nothing new" — and what may, in the end, really matter. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the effect of these new developments on the offense and defense of cybersecurity.