This is organised by the ISACA Winchester Chapter, in conjunction with BCS Hampshire Branch

Speaker: Tod Beardsley, Director of Research at Rapid7

Speaking Organisation: Rapid7

Event Running Order:

  • 6.30pm - 7.00pm - Delegate Networking
  • 7.00pm - 8.00pm - Chapter Presentation
  • 8.00pm - Close - Q&A, Chapter AOB and Delegate Networking


Despite decades of experience, vulnerability discovery and disclosure continues to be a nettlesome topic in information security, and questions persist on what to do with newly discovered vulnerabilities.

  • When you find a vulnerability, who do you tell?
  • How do you tell them?
  • Does bug branding help?
  • How much is too much technical detail?
  • What happens when a bug has life-threatening implications?
  • How do people even find bugs in the first place?
  • What role do bug bounties play?
  • What’s the story with open source projects?
  • Does this abstract have too many question marks, or just enough?

Join Tod Beardsley, Director of Research at Rapid7, as he relates his experiences with vulnerability discovery and disclosure and offers some advice on how to operate in this tricky nexus of technology, legality, psychology, and ethics.

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Date and time
Wednesday 20 February, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Basingstoke Country Hotel
Scures Hill, Nately Scures
Nr Hook
RG27 9JS
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