NorthSec 2021

Florian Martin-Bariteau


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University Research Chair in Technology and Society

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University of Ottawa


Sessions

05-20
17:10
40min
Vulnerability research
Ivica Stipovic, Jeff Dileo, Addison Amiri, Yuan Stevens, Stephanie Tran, Florian Martin-Bariteau, Pedro Ribeiro, Rayna Stamboliyska

Q&A and discussion for the malware block, hosted and moderated by Rayna Stamboliyska. Questions will be gathered from the audience during the four prior talks.

Vulnerability research
Main stream
05-20
15:25
30min
See Something, Say Something? The State of Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure in Canada’s Federal Government
Stephanie Tran, Florian Martin-Bariteau, Yuan Stevens

Countries around the world like the US, the UK and the Netherlands have all adopted coordinated vulnerability disclosure (CVD) frameworks to better secure government computer systems. CVD is an approach to vulnerability disclosure that provides good faith external security researchers a procedure for disclosing security flaws.

However, the topic has largely remained understudied and underutilized in the Canadian context, leaving federal government institutions potentially more vulnerable in the face of internal and external threat actors. This talk identifies best practices and the policy frameworks needed to harness the efforts of security researchers who find and disclose security flaws in Canada’s federal government software, web applications, and potentially hardware, vehicles and critical infrastructures before adversaries do.

Vulnerability research
Main stream