Happy RSA week from all of us here at Bugcrowd!

As we kick off one of security’s biggest conferences here in our own backyard, we can’t help but reflect on this year’s theme, Better. The theme delivers a broad directive to everyone in the industry, from the board room down to the everyday consumer. It emphasizes the need for improved tools for protection against cyber attacks, further training for developers and security teams, proper security budgets for security programs, enhanced awareness and education for the public, and more.

While we know this won’t all happen overnight, we at Bugcrowd are committed to our part in doing better. Our mission is to make the internet a safer place by helping to address the cybersecurity skills shortage while providing greater opportunities for hackers around the world through our crowdsourced approach. We do this by connecting our customers with the power of the globe’s most elite hackers, leveling the playing field and better preparing them against the ever-advancing techniques of adversaries.

More than 30 percent of CISOs plan on implementing crowdsourced security programs in the next year, and it makes us incredibly excited that there are so many others also standing behind our mission to make internet security better.

But we wouldn’t be living up to our full potential if we just stopped there—so we haven’t. Bugcrowd is also dedicated to bettering the skills of the researchers and our community. We do so through free programs such as Bugcrowd University, educational content and training available to the entire InfoSec community, and LevelUp, an online conference for sharing best practices, research, and strategies.

We’re constantly innovating to support our customers and our Crowd. As our CEO Ashish Gupta like to say, cybersecurity is an infinite game and Bugcrowd has built a culture, crowd, and platform that allows us to perpetuate this game for our customers by making their digital world safer.

We’re proud of the work we’re doing to better security and the internet. So, if you’re around for RSA this week, stop by Local Edition SF on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5 and 6 to see live demos, chat with our security experts, and learn more about how we together we can fix faster and build better.

Here’s what we’ll be up to:

Hacking Methodology Lunch and Learn

  • Who: Bugcrowd VP of Researcher Growth Jason Haddix
  • What: Dive into new-school advents in discovery, XSS, server-side template injection, server-side request forgery, Code injection (SQLi, PHP, ++), XXE, robbing misconfigured infrastructure, CI, Code repositories, and more with Jason Haddix at his renounced Bug Hunter’s Methodology workshop.
  • Where: Local Edition SF | 691 Market St.
  • When: Tuesday, March 5 from 11:30am-2pm

Mayhem at the Mint Party

  • Who: Over 1,500 top InfoSec executives and decision makers
  • What: Back by popular demand, Bugcrowd hosts its 3rd annual Mayhem at the Mint! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to network at one of the best RSA afterparties – and enjoy an exclusive performance by Dual Core, the industry’s most popular nerdcore rapper.
  • Where: The San Francisco Mint | 88 5th St.
  • When: Tuesday, March 5 from 8pm-midnight

CISO Breakfast Panel

  • Who: Bugcrowd CSO David Baker, Square Head of Info Security Fredrick Lee, Segment Head of Security Coleen Coolidge
  • What: The rules for cybersecurity are constantly changing. Today, security leaders are not only looking to find the best tools and approaches to combat cybercrime, they are also tasked with demonstrating ROI and reducing spend. Join our panel of security leaders as they talk about how they are navigating this constantly changing landscape, their security concerns, and priorities for 2019.
  • Where: Local Edition SF | 691 Market St.
  • When: Wednesday, March 6 from 8-10am

And in case you missed it, last week we announced our latest updates to Traffic Control, to extend the value of crowdsourced security testing beyond discovery and into assurance, and the finalists for our fourth annual Buggy Awards.

We hope to see you there and stay dry, San Francisco!