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Say Hello to Security@ San Francisco 2018!

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The annual hacker-powered security conference, Security@ San Francisco, is now open for registration! The one day event will take place on October 24, 2018 and gather the largest community of industry influencers, public and private sector leaders from some of the most advanced security teams, and hackers from all over the world to discuss everything hacker-powered security. It’s the largest conference of its kind dedicated to educating the community on hacker-powered security and sharing the lessons, learnings, and insights of those who are leading us into the modern era of cybersecurity.

According to The Hacker-Powered Security Report 2018, every industry has increased adoption of bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure programs. While Technology companies still lead the pack, non-technology industries like Consumer Goods, Financial Services & Insurance, Government, and Telecommunications account for 43% of today’s bug bounty programs. The goal of the one day conference is to provide a forum for our community of customer and hackers to share openly, learn from each other, and grow. Together we can empower the world to build a safer internet!

Security@ 2018

The conference name, Security@, signifies the first step towards hacker-powered security. An homage to organizations that create a security@[organization].com alias to provide a communication channel for external researchers to submit vulnerability reports they find.

Last year, HackerOne hosted over 250 security professionals from the public and private sector for a full day of sessions related to hacker-powered security. Previous speakers included security leaders from General Motors, Google, Defense Digital Service, Coinbase, John Hancock, and others.

This year will be even bigger and better.

We’re looking forward to healthy discussions around everything from the legal implications of safe harbor to compliance to best practices driving security maturity across industries. The 2018 agenda highlights include:

  • Keynote from internationally recognized hacker and author Keren Elazari presenting the future of cyber security - from a friendly hacker's perspective.
  • Panel featuring Reina Staley from Defense Digital Service, Oath CISO Chris Nims, hacker Frans Rosen and moderated by Kate Conger from The New York Times about building relationships with hackers through live hacking experiences.
  • Fireside chat featuring the Leonard Bailey from the Department of Justice and Amit Elazari discussing the difference between criminals and hackers, the legal implications of safe harbor, and getting the next generation of hackers on the right side of the law.
  • Panel of some of the world’s leading hackers talking about what makes bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure programs successful, hacker motives, and the opportunities.
  • Panel with Yelp Director of Engineering Vivek Raman and Priceline Senior Security Engineer Christian Bobadilla covering the unique challenges around data security, safeguarding digital identities, working with hackers and protecting consumers against emerging cyber threats.
  • Sumo Logic CSO George Gerchow sharing his experience with balancing cloud, compliance, GDPR, and security in highly regulated environments.

Registration is free again this year. We’re excited to see everyone on October 24, 2018! In the meantime, you can follow the conversation on Twitter via #securityat. We’ll have the sessions recorded and posted later for those that can’t attend as well.


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