The Untold Story of Fantastical Social Engineering. Hidden inside the story of Harry Potter is a most subtle of social engineering attacks. Explore how J.K. Rowling hid the world’s greatest villain in plain sight.
This talk explores the world of Harry Potter from a different angle: that of the villain. In this talk, given in the style of a “Whodunit?” murder mystery reveal, I showcase the evidence for the true villain of the Harry Potter series and disclose the crime that no one acknowledges: murder most foul of a main character.
Originally given as a PechaKucha talk, this talk is perfect for a 10 minute Lightning Talk sesison. This talk was also included in the (unrecorded) 2019 RVASec keynote. This talk also has an accompanying short story.
A conversation with Business of Software that included discussion of this talk