Toasting Security@ SF 2017

Oct 31 2017
HackerOne

What does a world famous hacker, a veteran, leading auto manufacturers, and a digital currency broker have in common? They all joined us at the first hacker-powered security conference, Security@ San Francisco, alongside over 250 security leaders, influencers and hackers from over 150 companies.

Our goal was to bring everyone together to focus our discussion around all things hacker-powered security: from VDPs, to crowd-sourced pen tests, to bug bounties and hacker motivations. The result was exactly that and so much more. Thank you to everyone who joined us, who shared their stories and became part of our community.

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We had such a great time at Security@ and the response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive.

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The day’s agenda consisted of a packed schedule of individual talks and panels discussing openly how to incorporate hackers into security strategies and what ultimately makes programs challenging or successful. Sessions included:

  • Keynote by world renowned hacker Samy Kamkar on how he accidentally became a criminal.

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  • A panel discussion moderated by Jeff John Roberts of Fortune Magazine with Jacob Kaplan-Moss from the U.S. General Services Administration and Michael Chung from Defense Digital Service talking about opening up the government to hackers.

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  • Head of Uber Security & Privacy Communications Melanie Ensign moderated a panel of some of the world’s top hackers, including Sean Melia, Frans Rosén, and Peter Yaworski discussing what motivates them, how they decide which companies to hack and how they stay engaged.

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  • Wiley Rein, LLP’s Matthew J. Gardner spoke on the opportunities and challenges involved when inviting hackers into your security ecosystem.

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  • Natalie Silvanovich from Google Project Zero shared the technical interconnection of bug hunting and reducing attack surfaces at the development level.

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  • Arun Agrahri from Twine (John Hancock), Philip Martin from Coinbase, and Ty Sbano from Lending Club discussed how hackers fit into the financial sector and related regulations in a panel moderated by Sean Sposito from Javelin Strategy & Research.

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  • Finally Gizmodo’s Kate Conger moderated a discussion with Faye Francy from Auto-ISAC and Kevin Tierney from General Motors around how the automotive industry is opening its arms to hackers in the wake of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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Cyber risk may be the world’s biggest problem. And we know that ethical hackers one of our greatest resources. We celebrate our collaboration with hackers everyday, but Security@ SF allowed us to celebrate with the broader security community.

We are humbled and grateful for the fantastic support from all speakers and the overwhelming interest from the industry. The event was sold out for weeks, and we can’t wait to do something bigger and better in 2018! Until then, enjoy those backpacks, flasks, tees, pint glasses and stickers!

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Weren’t able to make it? Don’t worry! We’ll be sharing session videos in the coming weeks and you can view our photo album from the event here. If you want to get notified about HackerOne events, please drop us a line at events@hackerone.com.

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