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Trumped-up lawsuit in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…
I’ve spent a lot of time not thinking or talking about our friendly InfoSec Charlatan… It’s been about a year since he left me that nice fluffy message on the blog, and as is typical with him, he still refutes claims that it originated from him or his staff (ignoring evidence is always the best way to go…). Still, despite my dismay at uttering the word Ligatt on this blog, for some reason this post was just too good not to post.
So, without further ado, here are my top 5 reasons Ligatt won’t be in Vegas for the cons!
Blackhat– Well that’s out of the question that’s for sure. As much as Ligatt likes to play the part, I’m not sure the suits that usually make up a good portion of the Blackhat crowd know who he is… and of those that have, I’m not sure they’d care. With no reputation to play on, and no technical knowledge to back things up (from what I’ve seen thus far), Blackhat would be a bust…. Plus, a ticket costs money!, and if we’ve learnt anything from recent events, Ligatt prefers to sneak in to conferences –> See DoD Cybercrime Conference as a reference. Maybe he could trade stock for a ticket?
Update: According to sources, Ligatt did indeed pay for a ticket… even though he wan’t eligible to attend the conferece anyway!
BSidesLV – Apart from the fact that it’s sold out and has been for a long time… as the flip side of Blackhat, a large majority would have heard him or his “company” mentioned in passing, and had a good chuckle about it. The only problem is, they also have the technical knowledge to know that everything he says should be taken with a pinch of salt! or a bucket load… Not a good crowd to play, or try to hang with! Plus people at BSidesLV have called him out publicly on his “million $ hacker challenge” and he’s still ducking them. Still, lets move on…
DefCon – So that just leaves DefCon… it’s not as pricey as Blackhat, not as small and personal as BSidesLV. Chances are, almost anybody can merge into the crowd of people and walk about unannounced for the most part. Thousands do every year after all! Still, do we think that’s gonna happen? Nah! Ligatt thrives on attention when he doesn’t deserve it, and he certainly doesn’t deserve it at an event like DefCon. So, he’d make noise… everybody would look, laugh and point for a moment, then he’d probably get thrown out for being, well, himself. So why even bother coming!
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The smarter amongst you will have noticed that we’ve run out of cons (at least the known ones…). Anyway, we’ve still got the hallway track! Plus, it’s free, so maybe he’ll just come to hangout and invite people to dinner. You never know! He did say he’d do it…
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Despite what Ligatt likes to say about facing people who hide behind their keyboards (he likes to say this a lot, especially when he thinks the person is a pimply teenager, or worse… somebody who works for a living). Still, he doesn’t seem to actually want to really face anybody. At least, I’ve never seen him at any conference (and I go to a fair amount of them!). Just look at the recent CBS news coverage as an example. He was asked to face people and criticism… and bailed! He prefers to keep a distance and talk… endlessly!
So, to the last, and some would say the biggest reason of them all…
Ligatt promised he’d be at DefCon on a recent edition of the ISD Podcast. We all know that when Ligatt promises something, it’s probably never going to come true! See Ligatt press releases for further information on this. Still, chances are he’ll say he was there after the event… why bother coming when you can just say you were there anyway and pocket the cash 😉
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So… there you have it. 5 reasons (yes, I count from zero sometimes) Ligatt won’t be in Vegas for this years cons. In my opinion… Hey, I could be wrong, if I am, I’ll own up to it! Unlike some, I can handle that!
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