Jeremy N. Smith and "Alien"
Presentation and Signing
Wednesday, January 30th
@ The Roxy Theater
Fact and Fiction Books and the Roxy Theater welcome Jeremy N. Smith for a discussion of his latest book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien". He will be joined in conversation by Alien herself.
When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school’s tradition of high risk physical trespassing: the original “hacking.” Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien’s adventures were only just beginning. Alien was recruited by a top cybersecurity firm. The company tested its clients’ security by every means possible—not just coding, but donning disguises and sneaking past guards and secretaries. Alien now runs a boutique hacking outfit that caters to some of the world’s biggest and most vulnerable institutions. This is her story.