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Marco Liberale

12-Year-Old Ethical Hacker

I am a 12-year-old who has developed an interest in ethical hacking. This interest has led me to learn about various computer systems and networks. It is an unusual hobby for someone my age, but it has become a significant part of my life. I am very excited to come back to the Black Hat Middle East Africa (MEA) 2023 Conference, after my participation in 2022, as the youngest speaker in the history of Black Hat. 

This year I will share my knowledge about ransomware, which is a very hot topic nowadays. My involvement in ethical hacking includes identifying vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks and understanding how these vulnerabilities could be fixed to improve security. It's a complex field that requires continuous learning due to the ever-evolving nature of technology and cybersecurity threats. 

While my age might be viewed as a limitation in some fields, in ethical hacking, it has not been a barrier. Instead, it provides a different perspective on tackling cybersecurity challenges. This journey in ethical hacking is a learning process, with new challenges to overcome and new skills to acquire regularly. It's a field that demands continuous learning and adaptation, elements that make it both challenging and engaging. I am sharing this journey with you, hoping to shed light on the intricacies of ethical hacking and cybersecurity. 

As I continue learning and going through various experiences in this field, I hope to make a positive contribution to the digital world.