2022-07-25, 22:40–23:10, Clairvoyance 🔮
The Dutch Institute for Vulnerability disclosure goes international. We’re building a community of enthusiasts to help stop the downward spiral of the internet, we’re calling it CSIRT.global. It’s aimed at international collaboration. Trust and communication, balanced with a sense of reality about the sensitive information we deal with, are key. Here’s how you can help, one vulnerability at a time.
The internet is wonderful. It is also broken and spiralling downward. Governments and big tech often don’t serve the interests of internet enthusiasts. Some people decided to “be the change”. In 2019, The Dutch Institute for Vulnerability was founded, and now it has over 70 volunteers. You have likely heard of our work, like Citrix and Kaseya. Communication is key in disclosing and informing organizations. Internationally, this can pose a real challenge. Therefore, we are building an international community, and we’re calling it CSIRT.global. Trust and communication are key. In this talk, you will learn why we’re expanding, what our challenges are, how we deal with sensitive information, and why it’s logical a volunteer organisation takes the lead. Finally, you’ll learn how you can help.
Eward Driehuis is chairman for CSIRT.global. He has worked in cyber, IT and tech for over 25 years, starting out in software engineering, moving from IT, IT projects, IT management and managing a MSP business, to cyber security.
From the “dawn of the internet” in the 90’s Eward combats online risks. He’s worked in cyber security companies such as Fox-IT, SecureLink (Orange Cyberdefense) and most recently at Cybersprint, an attack surface management startup.
Eward has done a lot of international work for customers in 4 continents, with roles as Chief Research Officer, Chief Technology Officer, SVP of strategy and Director of product.
Eward has a tech heart, a design mindset, and a business drive. He often takes the stage to talk about his adventures, and is a frequent commentator in the media.