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Michael G. Williams

Michael G. Williams is the network security team lead for UNC Chapel Hill's information security office and co-host of the podcast Data@Rest. He's been with UNC Chapel Hill for 11 years. Prior to coming to UNC, he spent a decade managing network security services for large enterprise clients in the telecom industry. Michael has the CISSP and PCNSE certifications. In his free time, he pursues any number of hobbies, including tabletop games, podcasting, and his many pets.


Be Kind to the N00bz: Effective Knowledge and Resource Sharing

Everyone has to start somewhere, and with the constantly escalating presence of information security and hacking related news, television shows, and even academic programs, there's a whole generation coming up looking for fortune and glory as "133t h4x0rz." How our community treats these folks is going to shape the future. Join this panel for an informative and accessible discussion on how to handle those curious up-and-comers looking to dabble in the dark arts by offering solid and safe paths for exploration and discovery.