The rise of fake news highlights the erosion of long-standing institutional bulwarks against misinformation in the internet age. Concern over the problem is global. However, much remains unknown regarding the vulnerabilities of individuals, institutions, and society to manipulations by malicious actors. A new system of safeguards is needed.
Lisa Wiswell as an accomplished leader in the security space with a decade of programmatic and cyberware experience is a Principal at GRIMM and an advisor to HackerOne. Previously, she worked for the Defense Digital Service and was appointed Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she supports senior DoD leaders by formulating and implementing policies and strategies to improve DoD’s ability to operate in cyberspace. In this capacity she created the Hack the Pentagon program – the Federal Government’s first Bug Bounty program, and helped implement the Vulnerability Disclosure Policy for the entire Department of Defense. Prior to serving in the Obama Administration, she served as Technology Portfolio Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency overseeing a portfolio of cyber initiatives directly contributing to national security including its flagship cyberwarfare program, Plan X. Prior to supporting the DoD, Lisa worked on Capitol Hill for her home Member of Congress.
She holds a BA in History and Political Science from the Maxwell School of Public Citizenship at Syracuse University and a Master's program in Technology Management from Georgetown University. Lisa is a privacy rights and STEM outreach advocate. She’s a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Women in Technology, and the Military Cyber Professionals Association, and was awarded the Federal Computer Weekly’s 2016 “Rising Star,” the SANS 2016 “Difference Maker,” and a 2017 AFCEA 40 Under 40.
Alex Rice is a founder and chief technology officer at HackerOne, the leading bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure platform. Alex is responsible for developing the HackerOne technology vision, driving engineering efforts, and counseling customers as they build world-class security programs. Alex was previously at Facebook, where he founded the product security team, built one of the industry’s most successful security programs, and introduced new transport layer encryption used by more than a billion users. Alex also serves on the board of the Internet Bug Bounty, a nonprofit organization that enables and encourages friendly hackers to help build a more secure internet.