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HackerOne Announces Security@, The First Hacker-Powered Security Conference

Security@ will bring together our community of customers, hackers and security industry experts in San Francisco to discuss the future of a hacker-secured internet

SAN FRANCISCO-- October 18, 2017 --HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform, will host the first ever hacker-powered security conference, Security@, in San Francisco on October 24, 2017. The one day, sold-out event, themed “Together we hit harder,” will gather the community of hackers and security industry experts to discuss how we collectively empower teams on the frontline of security defense.

“We are on a mission to empower security through community. The speakers at Security@ represent the best of industry leadership and progressive security work,” said Marten Mickos, CEO of HackerOne. “Everyday, ethical hackers demonstrate the power of the community by reporting vulnerabilities to companies and government agencies all over the world. At Security@ SF, we bring together customers and security teams to share their experiences and best practices. Making the connected world more secure is a duty for all of us.”

The conference name, Security@, draws its moniker from the best-practice used by leading organizations to establish a security@ email address for external white-hat hackers.

Luminaries from some of the world’s most advanced security teams will assemble to share best practices driving security maturity across industries. Keynotes and sessions will cover how highly-regulated industries are working directly with hackers, lessons learned from the world's most successful bug bounty programs, what motivates the world’s leading hackers, and more.

Agenda highlights includes:

  • Keynote from world renowned hacker Samy Kamkar presenting new research and a discussion of how hackers are a key part of the internet’s ecosystem.
  • Google Project Zero’s Natalie Silvanovich will present on the different ways that needless attack surface can end up in software, and look at strategies to reduce it.
  • Panel of U.S. government technology leaders tasked with defending federal agencies, including Defense Digital Services lead Michael Chung and General Services Administration’s Jacob Kaplan-Moss.
  • Panel of automotive security leaders from General Motors and Auto-ISAC discussing the challenges of securing the next generation of connected vehicles.
  • Panel of some of the world’s leading hackers discussing what makes bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure programs successful from their perspectives and hacker motives.
  • Vulnerability disclosure policy lawyer Matthew Gardner from Wiley Rein, LLP will discuss the legal implications of opening on organizations up to hackers and how to craft a program policy that is mutually beneficial.
  • Panel of financial services security leaders from LendingClub, John Hancock and Coinbase discussing working with ethical hackers in a highly-regulated industry while ensuring privacy and financial security.

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