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Welcome to BSidesLV 2016, our 8th annual BSides in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada!
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Wednesday, August 3 • 11:00 - 12:25
Survey says… Making progress in the Vulnerability Disclosure Debate

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The vulnerability disclosure debate isn’t new. But as more vendors realize that they are software vendors, and as DMCA exceptions affect companies that touch citizens around the world, we need to get this right. The US Department of Commerce has sought to bring together important stakeholders, including security researchers and technology vendors to identify common ground and a path forward for better security for everyone. This presentation will share some preliminary observations, and allow the security community to weigh in on this important process.

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Amanda Craig

Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, Microsoft
Amanda Craig is a Senior Cybersecurity Strategist in Trustworthy Computing’s Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy (GSSD) team at Microsoft. As part of GSSD, she focuses on policy issues related to cloud security, cyber risk management, and coordinated vulnerability disclosure, working to address complex global change and to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. She is the co-author of two Microsoft publications, Transforming... Read More →
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Jen Ellis

VP of community and public affairs, Rapid7
Jen Ellis is the Vice President of Community and Public Affairs at Rapid7, a security data and analytics company. In this role, Jen’s primary focus is on building productive collaboration between those in the security community and those operating outside it. She works extensively with security researchers, technology providers and operators, and various Government entities to help them understand and address cybersecurity challenges. She... Read More →
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Allan Friedman

Director of Cybersecurity, US Department of Commerce
Dr. Allan Friedman is the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce. Prior to joining the Federal government, Friedman was a noted infosec and technology policy researcher at a range of institutions, including George Washington University, the Brookings Institution, and Harvard University. Wearing the hats of both a technologist and a policy scholar... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:00 - 12:25
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