Hackers are all about curiosity, and security is just a feeling | Chris Nickerson | TEDxFultonStreet

  • Published on Sep 3, 2014
  • Chris offers a peek inside the mind and world of hackers - people who like to tinker, usually for public benefit. Want to feel more secure? Know what it takes to hack your cell phone? Why don't corporations listen when they're warned? Oh, yeah, and have you learned how to pick locks yet? Remember to face the world as a child does - with with the wonder of a child discovering a new thing for the first time.
    Chris Nickerson is a professional attacker - a security specialist, he helps corporations and individuals to handle the challenges of physical and digital intrusion. A longtime part of hacker conferences DEFCON, 2600, and others, Chris is currently the CEO of Lares Consulting.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 14

  • Info Facto
    Info Facto Month ago


  • Gavin Creagh
    Gavin Creagh Month ago

    15:29 The dudes laugh is brilliant!

  • Gavin Creagh
    Gavin Creagh Month ago

    10/10 Amazing talk. Thanks Chris

  • Cybercrime Magazine
    Cybercrime Magazine 2 months ago

    Nice talk.

  • Robbie Rotten
    Robbie Rotten 2 months ago

    This was great! Chris sounds like he's a cool guy! Thanks for the talk!

  • Iswar Gogoi
    Iswar Gogoi 2 months ago

    yeah right a real hacker goes deep into everything and figures out a way to see what more can it do

  • Solange Beaumarchais
    Solange Beaumarchais 2 months ago

    This guy is adorable. I think I just fell in love :)

  • N N
    N N 2 months ago

    I enjoyed this talk VERY MUCH! :) Thank you.

  • Anthony Howard
    Anthony Howard 3 months ago

    favourite ted talk ever made. i rewatch once a week. inspiring

  • Ishan
    Ishan 4 months ago +1

    Great talk,am inspired ! :)

  • Ishan
    Ishan 4 months ago +3

    *takes my ski mask off and takes off my hoodies* oh

  • Wayne Lamay
    Wayne Lamay 9 months ago

    there is no link to pdf

  • Zorba Zen
    Zorba Zen 3 years ago

    what matters more security or freedom?

  • SER 1 SER
    SER 1 SER 4 years ago +7

    Look at things like a child. Nice talk! Thanks Chris!