Bugcrowd Presentation

This Cyber Talk highlights a joint presentation featuring SOSSEC/DCO, Bugcrowd, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO), and the Directorate for Digital Services (DDS).

Event Title – Asymmetric Advantage – The Crowd as a Force Multiplier

Date: Thursday, 6 June 2024, 1300-1500 hours EDT
All 2024 Cyber Talks will start promptly at 1300!

Mr. Kent Wilson, VP Global Public Sector, Bugcrowd
Mr. Allen Vance
, Acting Deputy Director @ Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) | Directorate for Digital Services (DDS)
Ms. Nicole Thompson
, Digital Services Expert @ Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) | Directorate for Digital Services (DDS)

Event Description

The core premise of our discussion is the inherent power of crowdsourcing to level the battlefield against asymmetric cyber threats. The concept of the ‘force multiplier’ is well-understood within military strategy, denoting a factor that dramatically increases (multiplies) the effectiveness of an item or group. In the context of cyber defense, we propose the crowd — a global, diverse, and agile assembly of cybersecurity enthusiasts, professionals, and researchers — as this critical force multiplier. By harnessing the collective intelligence, creativity, and skills of the crowd, the DoD can enhance its defensive capabilities far beyond what could be achieved through traditional means alone.

Who Should Attend?
This event is open to the public for those who are eager to enhance the effectiveness of the Department of the Army Defense Cyber Operations (DCO) cyberspace and cybersecurity infrastructure through critical research, experiments, development, testing, and the development of innovative technologies. US Government (military and civilian), contractors, SOSSEC members and non-members are encouraged and welcome to attend to learn more about successful technology collaboration from these Cyber Talk briefings. The recommended audience is program managers, development teams; engineers, architects; security managers; security specialists; system administrators; and analysts who work in DoD cyberspace.

About The Consortium
The purpose of the Army’s Cyber Operations Broad Responsive Agreement (COBRA) is to spur innovative development, demonstration, and expedited delivery of prototypes for Warfighter readiness. When awarded an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) there is a requirement to join the System of Systems Consortium (SOSSEC), the consortium manager for Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). For more information on joining the consortium, please go to www.sossecinc.com.

COVID-19 Restrictions
Due to the restrictions on group gatherings imposed by the COVID-19 conditions, this Cyber Talk will be executed virtually. To participate, please use the Zoom for Government link listed above or follow this link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1611725215?pwd=Z0dFTTd1Nk1KbU41UFhRMXA3OGtjUT09

Any questions about the event or joining the consortium can be directed to Ed Aguirre of SOSSEC, Inc. at eaguirre@sossecinc.com.