CHRIS EVANS (Information Security Engineer / Troublemaker / Chrome Security, Google Corp)
PRESENTATION TITLE: Element 1337 in the Periodic Table: Pwnium
Starting with the earliest Chromium Security Reward Program, we’ll look at the evolution from $500 in 2010 to $60000 in 2012. Along the way, we’ll look at the events and motivations that directed the growth of the program, as well as celebrate some of the more interesting and quirky bugs and individuals involved.
Most excitingly, we’ll end with results and updates from the previous day’s exciting Pwnium 2 competition! There will be lots of time for audience questions.
ABOUT CHRIS EVANS
Chris is known for various work in the security community. Most notably, he is the author of vsftpd and a vulnerability researcher. Details of vsftpd are at http://vsftpd.beasts.org/. He releases vulnerabilities at http://scary.beasts.org/. His work includes vulnerabilities in the Firefox and Safari browsers; the Linux and OpenBSD kernels; Sun’s JDK; and lots of open source packages. He blogs about some of his work at http://scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.com/. At Google, Chris has led or been involved with the security of projects such as Google App Engine, Google Spreadsheets, Picasa Web and Google Finance. He now leads security for Google Chrome. He has presented at various conferences.