Here’s the use case. You learn of a problem with a government system or some technology, and you want to do the right thing. You want to get the information into the right hands, but you’d be more comfortable sharing if you knew you couldn’t be identified as the messenger of the problem. Sound familiar?
This very problem has been the subject of a years-long conversation in the space between government and independent security research. The goal is to create a sturdy, anonymous system for hackers and researchers that shares your tip directly with the part of government that needs to know, and keeps you out of the equation. This is your chance to be part of the conversation. Join The Dark Tangent, the NYT’s Runa Sandvik, Leviathan’s Corbin Souffrant, SOFWERX and The Donovan Groups Pablo Breuer, the ACLU’s Jennifer Granick and the DHS CISA Christopher Krebs and have your voice heard.
Corbin Souffrant is a Security Consultant with Leviathan Security Group where his expertise spans several security domains. He has engaged in projects involving everything from firmware and device security, to application assessments, and even fuzzer development. Prior to this, he participated as a competitor in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), researched program analysis tooling, and reverse-engineered exploits from active malware samples.
Pablo Breuer is currently the director of US Special Operations Command Donovan Group and senior military advisor and innovation officer to SOFWERX. He’s served at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command as well as being the Director of C4 at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. He is a DoD Cyber Cup and Defcon Black Badge winner, and has been adjunct faculty at National University, California State University Monterey Bay, and a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon CERT/SEI. Pablo is also a founder and board member of The Diana Initiative, an InfoSec event focused on advancing the careers of women in cyber security.
Jennifer Granick fights for civil liberties in an age of massive surveillance and powerful digital technology. As the surveillance and cybersecurity counsel with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, she litigates, speaks, and writes about privacy, security, technology, and constitutional rights. Granick is the author of the book American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What To Do About It, published by Cambridge Press and winner of the 2016 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.
Twitter: @granick Website: https://americanspies.com
Christopher Krebs serves as the first director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Mr. Krebs was originally sworn in on June 15, 2018 as the Under Secretary for the predecessor of CISA, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). Mr. Krebs was nominated for that position by President Trump in February 2018.
Before serving as CISA Director, Mr. Krebs was appointed in August 2017 as the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. In the absence of a permanent NPPD Under Secretary at the time, Mr. Krebs took on the role of serving as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for NPPD until he was subsequently nominated as the Under Secretary and confirmed by the Senate the following year.
Twitter: @CISAKrebs Website: https://www.dhs.gov/person/christopher-c-krebs
Runa Sandvik is the Director of Information Security for the Newsroom at The New York Times. She helped launch nytimes.com/tips in 2016 and has lead numerous digital security trainings to educate journalists about how to protect their data, communications and sources.
Twitter: @runasand Website: https://encrypted.cc