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2018's Biggest Bugs and How to Beat Them

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT (2018-06-26 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Jason Haddix, Michael Blache


  • Bugcrowd

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Bug bounties uncover a vast array of new and very real cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Last year, the total number of vulnerabilities reported increased 21% and the average bug bounty payout more than doubled.

If you want to protect your company, you need to understand the most common cybersecurity vulnerabilities out there, and how an attacker can exploit them.†Join our expert panel as we discuss the most common bugs of 2018, key findings from our 2018 State of Bug Bounty Report, whats behind the trends, and the impact of vulnerabilities if exploited.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Jason Haddix

As the Vice President of Trust & Security Jason works with clients and security researchers to create high value, sustainable, and impactful bug bounty programs.†Jasonís interests and areas of expertise include mobile penetration testing, black box Web application auditing, network/infrastructural security assessments, and static analysis.

Michael Blache

Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of TaxSlayer, a software development company specializing in tax preparation software for professional and individual tax preparers. Michael is responsible for the vision and mission of TaxSlayerís Information Security team in regard to security operations, regulatory compliance, disaster recovery, and business continuity.††

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