Dustin C. Childs is a part of Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) and handles communications for the group. In this role, Mr. Childs creates, implements, and oversees communications programs, both internal and external, that promote the work of ZDI and its researchers. This includes editing and writing security analysis and supporting collateral from researchers associated with ZDI. The ZDI team augments Trend Micro’s security products with 0-day research through a network of over 3,000 independent researchers around the world. Mr. Childs is also responsible for providing insight into the threat landscape; competitive intelligence to the research team; and providing guidance on the social media roadmap. Part of his role also includes speaking publicly and promoting the research produced by the ZDI. He has presented at numerous conferences including BlueHat and ThotCon.
Prior to joining ZDI, Mr. Childs worked in response communications in both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and as a part of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing (TwC) initiative. He also worked as a security program manager in the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
The Pwn2Own team will announce the exploit prizes awarded for each target as well as the Master of Pwn for this ICS version of the competition. In addition they will discuss how the vulnerabilities and exploits compared to the enterprise and mobile versions of the contest. What is actually unique about ICS vulnerabilities and exploits, […]