Monday, 19 August, 2019 10:15 AM|Monday, 19 August, 2019 11:00 AM
Guest Keynote: Security Should Be Smarter, Not Harder
Risk management is to security as dental hygiene is to preventing tooth decay and considered as sexy a topic. As in, it's not sexy at all, yet it is the proven effective way to manage, prevent, and reduce harm. No wonder it's been a struggle for large and small organizations and governments to even get a handle on security basics. It stands to reason that in the 20+ year history of professional cyber security product and service offerings that have spawned a multi-billion dollar security industry, the sexiest solutions have thrived, while the workhorse basics often fail to survive. With a young security industry still developing metrics around what practices and products can actually help prevent breaches, the world continues with a global dependence on technology that we lack the capacity as an industry to secure effectively now, and in the future. Join security industry veteran and pioneer Katie Moussouris, as she corrects some popular misconceptions about the efficacy of one of the sexiest, yet least effective on a grand scale, security trends that she herself helped ignite: bug bounties. We will go on a data-driven journey that spans labor markets, black markets, and bug markets. The arc of Internet history can bend toward sustainable security, if we correct our trajectory calculations soon.