13 Treasures in 81 Minutes: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Heist and Identity as the New Vermeer

  • TYPE: Keynote DATE: Thursday, September 03, 2020 TIME: 14:30-14:50

In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two men entered the Gardner Museum. They left 81 minutes later with 13 artworks, including two Rembrandts, a Vermeer, a Degas, and ancient Chinese vase.  The heist remains unsolved today, with no leads and no suspects — and the museum is offering a $10 million prize for the safe return of the pieces.

Given that background, you might assume that this was another session about zero trust. It’s not.

Recently, a growing emphasis on data privacy has sought to treat identities and their associated data as valuable works of art as well, worthy of protection and compensation for use. Through the lens of the Gardner Theft, we’ll evaluate the current proposals and concepts around user-owned data and explore the benefits and pitfalls of each.

We'll step through the heist, recreate those 81 minutes, and discover how identity data is the new Vermeer. Note: If we somehow crack the case together, we'll split the $10 million between us all.

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Mike Kiser has held a panoply of industry positions over the past 20 years—from Security Strategist to Security Analyst to Security Architect. He has designed, directed, and advised on large-scale security deployments for a global clientele. He is currently in a long-term relationship with...

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