Technical Tuesday – 23 May 2017 – Future of System Exploitation by Jason Syversen of Siege Technologies

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This talk describes recent trends in vulnerability research and system exploitation, provides case studies of systems that were compromised that were not believed to be vulnerable (or in novel ways), discusses implications and makes some predictions regarding future trends in the area.

Presented by: Jason Syversen of Siege Technologies

Jason Syversen is a computer security technologist and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in technical and leadership roles with cybersecurity, research, and development organizations.

As the founder and CEO of Siege Technologies, Jason has overseen the development of numerous disruptive cybersecurity technologies, many of which have been sold to or licensed by government agencies or corporations.

Before founding Siege, Jason was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). During his time at DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office, Jason managed a portfolio of 5 programs totaling over $92M in development and 6 transition partners; in addition to multiple other smaller studies.

Jason is the sole inventor of a malware detection patent and a co-inventor for several pending patents. Jason founded, advises, and/or invests in 5 other cybersecurity-focused firms with a mission to tie disruptive technology to operational impact. He has served as a reviewer for IEEE Security and Privacy, and IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and has spoken at multiple government and commercial security conferences.