Why I teach people how to hack | Ýmir Vigfússon | TEDxReykjavík

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Ýmir tells us why he teaches his students how to hack and how understanding hacking gives an insight into computer security and the best mindset to react to attacks.

Ýmir is an assistant professor at Reykjavík University, Ph.D. in computer science, entrepreneur and hacker.

Ýmir's website: ymsir.com

TEDxReykjavík was held for the fourth time on May 17th 2014 in Harpa conference and concert center. The audience experienced engaging and motivational talks from some of the brightest artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs in Iceland, and from further afield. You can find more about TEDxReykjavík at www.TEDxReykjavik.is

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