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Tuesday, June 30 • 4:15pm - 5:05pm
Curtail Coercive Control Using Open Source Applications and Services - Lesley Nutall & Henry Nash, IBM

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Cloud native technology has enabled the proliferation of apps that allow us to remotely access many aspects of our lives (e.g. our cars, lights and heating in our house, social media, email, etc). However, it is a sad fact that there has been a rapid increase in these (well intentioned) capabilities being used in abusive relationships to exert coercive control. In a recent study, 98% of abuse support workers reported that they had witnessed these capabilities being used in such relationships. This talk will outline research carried out on how relatively simple changes in application, security and observability design when interacting with platforms, such as Kubernetes, can minimise the mis-use of such features. It will also discuss future work and open source tooling that may enable the highlighting of flaws in design, ahead of deployment.
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Henry Nash

CTO Developer Advocacy, Emerging Technologies, IBM
Henry works at IBM as CTO Advocacy, Hybrid Cloud, and has been a core contributor and author to number of open source projects (e.g. OpenStack Keystone). He has a long history in the creation of enterprise software & breakthrough emerging technology, having founded 5 venture backed... Read More →
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Lesley Nutall

Security Specialist, IBM
Lesley works in IBM Security, liaising directly with customers around Europe. Her career has always had a technical focus, but at it's core is helping others. She has spent time in the technical support trenches, been parachuted onto numerous customer sites to troubleshoot critical... Read More →

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