Swinging From the Cyberlier: How to Hack Like Tomorrow Doesn't Exist Without Flying Sideways of Regulations

Presented at Kiwicon 9: Cyberwar Is Hell (2015), Dec. 11, 2015, 9:15 a.m. (30 minutes)

We are at risk of entering the age of hacker prohibition, where only in an 0day speakeasy will you be able to speak freely of neat hacks. Belly up to the bar and drink in the knowledge of proposed cybersecurity regulations like the Wassenaar Arrangement that classifies "intrusion software technology" as an export-controlled dual-use cyberweapon of doom (PEW PEW!!). Stunt hackers both help and hurt the cause as they drive up vendor and consumer awareness of all the security problems they face when code is in cars and planes, but also drive a flailing legislative knee-jerk of proposed anti-hacking legislation - like putting on the One RingZero and attracting the mighty gaze of the Eye of Cyberlaw. Katie Moussouris will share insights from working closely with policy makers and human rights organizations from across the globe and explore changes to the regulations, how they affect security researchers, and what you can do about it. Bottoms up!


  • Katie Moussouris
    Katie Moussouris is the Chief Policy Officer for HackerOne, a platform provider for coordinated vulnerability response & structured bounty programs, though she is open to suggestions on how to make her title abbreviation C3PO because for once, these actually are the droids you're looking for. She is a noted authority on vuln disclosure & advises lawmakers, customers, & researchers to legitimize & promote security research & help make the internet safer for everyone. Katie fights for your right to party at ring zero, and get paid for it.


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