Anonymous 20*20: The Beginning is Near

Josh Corman and I did a keynote presentation at SOURCE Boston 2012 about the hacktivist “group” Anonymous.

Anonymous as a hacktivist group has been around in one form or another since 2008. That is only 4 years, yet to some it feels like a decade. Observation and commentary has been reactionary so far, with very few looking ahead to what Anonymous may mean, or bring. This is not a traditional keynote, in that we’re talking about a specific meta-group and topics related to those involved. On the other hand, we’re all involved in some fashion, and Anonymous as we know it is the tip of the iceberg.

Most of the coverage of Anonymous has been superficial, and hardly anyone is looking at the bigger picture, the future, or considering other groups that are better/worse/different.