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Welcome to BSidesLV 2016, our 8th annual BSides in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada!
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Tuesday, August 2 • 14:00 - 15:00
Cyber Safety And Public Policy

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Security research has had some clear wins in the past year, but if you weren’t paying attention you may not have noticed. Amanda and Jen will walk through these and what they mean, from the DMCA exemptions, to fixing proposed legislation, to work killing bad bills. Policymakers have started recognizing a need to work with hackers, and vice-versa. It’s not going to get better until we understand the landscape and what’s worked. 

There will be guest speakers filling in details of their progress, and what's next.

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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 →
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Suzanne Schwartz

Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures (EMCM) Director (Acting), FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA is the Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the FDA. She also continues to serve as the Director (Acting) of CDRH’s Emergency Preparedness/Operations and Medical Countermeasures program. Suzanne represents CDRH/FDA across inter-Agency initiatives for the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) for... Read More →

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