June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm PDT
The Internet Archive


Join us on June 18, 2019 at the Internet Archive for a book reading and panel discussion about (and with!) some of the original hacking supergroup, the Cult of the Dead Cow. Modern security owes much to this irreverent group, whose members pioneered both smart independent security research and hacking for human rights.

The event is in celebration of the new book by veteran technology reporter, Joseph Menn, entitled Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World. Light refreshments and small snacks will be provided, and books will be available for purchase. This event is completely free and open to the public. Donations are welcome but not required. Details below:

Date: Tuesday June 18, 2019
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: Internet Archive
300 Funston Ave. SF, CA 94118

• Reception: 6:00-7:00 pm
• Reading by Joseph Menn: 7:00-7:15 pm
• Panel Discussion: 7:15-8:15 pm
• Post-Panel Mingling: 8:15-9:00 pm

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We'll be live-streaming the event on the Internet Archive's Youtube channel, so if you can't make it on June 18, feel free to join us remotely.

Joseph Menn - author Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World

MC: Cindy Cohn – Executive Director of EFF
Chris Rioux - BO2k (Back Orifice 2000) author and Veracode founder
Window Snyder - cDc fellow traveler and former core security staffer at Microsoft and Apple and now Square
Omega - formerly anonymous cDc text file editor

"The tale of this small but influential group is a hugely important piece of the puzzle for anyone who wants to understand the forces shaping the internet age."―NYT Book Review

"Cult of the Dead Cow reveals a story few know about the origins of white hat hacking and the heroes it celebrates. Despite the title, hacking isn't dead yet!"―Vint Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet

"This dramatic story of how the Internet's first hackers learned to handle their outsized abilities can help us grapple to control the power of today's technology titans."―Bruce Schneier, Harvard fellow and lecturer and author of Click Here to Kill Somebody