Security BSides London, the UK’s biggest community-driven infosec conference is happy to announce its 8th iteration open to all regardless of background, skill level, income or job-title.  
  • Doors to the main event open at 8.30am with talks starting at 9am on 6 June 2018
  • Workshops will be held on 5 June 2018 starting at 10am; Pre-registration is required
Please remember that Security BSides London has a strict code of conduct available here.
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Wednesday, June 6 • 13:30 - 14:00
CVSS - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

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Human nature looks for shortcuts and can lead to “lets focus on the critical and high vulnerabilities then we may be able to fix the others later” which is a classic cause of technical debt.  From a simple logic perspective this makes sense but fails to address chained vulnerabilities that represent a high or critical vulnerability, but individually are less impactful.  CVSS scoring has its place, but its not a pure numbers game when it comes to securing your systems, you need to think more like a hacker in defending your information.
At MoJ I break things and find out how secure systems really are, in Feb 17 I found a high severity vulnerability in a high end Cisco data centre device.  This was a CVSS8.8 but became several low risk vulnerabilities when disclosed to Cisco through responsible disclosure.

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Greg Smith

Ministry of Justice
Greg currently works as for the Ministry of Justice where he is employed as a Senior Security Engineer within the Digital & Technology team, working closely with other government departments including GDS & NCSC. His role encompasses penetration testing, security monitoring and implementation... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 13:30 - 14:00 BST
Track 3 (upstairs) ILEC Conference Centre 47 Lillie Road London SW6 1UD