Vulnerability disclosure is a critical component on finding and fixing flaws in digital systems. White hat researchers have been able to keep company websites and data safe, including companies like Google and Facebook. However, the legal ability for them to do so is a gray area. On October 13th, we’ll be hosting a panel on understanding the importance of vulnerability disclosure and the push for legal protection. Join us for lunch and a vibrant discussion. A description of the event can be found below.
Hacking: What Color Is Your Hat? Vulnerability Disclosures and the Law
Special Counsel for National Security, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section U.S. Department of Justice
Director of Public Policy Rapid7
Founder and CEO Luta Security
More Speakers will be announced.
White hat researchers look for vulnerabilities in information systems and play an increasingly crucial role in our nation’s cyber security defenses. Yet, the rules of the road for these types of “hackers” have been slow to evolve in terms of civil and criminal liability. Worse, often times the white hats are mistaken for black hats when they attempt to report vulnerabilities to other companies. Now, more and more new legislation and regulations are starting to include specific protections and procedures for disclosing these vulnerabilities responsibly. The Department of Justice has even issued a set of guidelines that include white hat protections for disclosures. But these measures are just the start. Should more companies adopt procedures to better ingest and respond to vulnerability disclosures? They they be disclosed publicly for others? What are the pros and cons of “bug bounties?” And, does law enforcement know the difference between a black hat, a grey hat and a white hat?
Data analytics and artificial intelligence play a growing role in our lives. These technologies have opened the door to innovation and revolutionized the way that companies do business. On October 26th, we’ll be hosting a panel on understanding the effects of Big Data and AI on policy. Join us for lunch and a vibrant discussion. A description of the event can be found below.
Blending Data Analytics and AI: Policy Implications
President & CEO Information Technology
More speakers to be added.
Data analytics is becoming an essential part of corporate operations, planning, and innovation. In the Internet age, companies are generating an unprecedented amount of data, and an entire industry has grown out of the need to process and understand it. How have these insights helped change the way businesses interact with consumers? What is the difference between Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, and how are these technologies used to inform decision making?
At the same time, with this new technology comes new challenges. How do the inherent biases in data sets influence analytic outcomes and decision-making algorithms? What can we do to encourage innovation when many data sets are proprietary? Join us as we explore these questions and more with a panel of experts.
In case if you missed Friday’s Section230 debate between Julie Cohen, Eric Goldman, and Rachel Wolbers, you’re in luck. The crucial talk over Section230‘s importance on the Internet and potential carve outs and their effects before a Congressional audience is now available to view online.
Carving Out Exceptions to Section230: How Will It Affect The Internet?
Eric Goldman and Rachel Wolbers discussing the importance of Section230
Julie Cohen, Georgetown University Law School
Eric Goldman, Santa Clara Law School
Rachel Wolbers, Engine
Law Professors and Public Sector Discuss Section230
The War for the Web: Countering ISIS and Violent Extremism Online
During last Friday’s lunch debate in Rayburn, experts from the public and private industries answered the most crucial questions regarding countering violent extremism online. In this fast-moving debate,
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