Brian GorencDirector, Vulnerability Research, Trend Micro
Brian Gorenc is the Director of Vulnerability Research with Trend Micro. In this role, Brian leads the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) program, which represents the world's largest vendor-agnostic bug bounty program. His focus includes analyzing and performing root-cause analysis on hundreds of zero-day vulnerabilities submitted by ZDI researchers from around the world. The ZDI works to expose and remediate weaknesses in the world's most popular software. Brian is also responsible for organizing and adjudicating the ever-popular Pwn2Own hacking competitions.
Brian has been with ZDI since 2012, continually working on discovering new vulnerabilities, analyzing attack techniques, and identifying vulnerability trends. His work has led to the discovery and remediation of numerous critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle, open source, SCADA systems, and embedded devices. He has presented at numerous security conferences, such as Black Hat, DEF CON, Breakpoint, Ruxcon, PacSec, REcon, and RSA. More recently, Brian led the team that was awarded the Microsoft Mitigation Bypass Bounty and Blue Hat Bonus for Defense Bounty, which resulted in $125,000 being donated to STEM programs. During his leadership, the Zero Day Initiative program has coordinated the disclosure of over 3,000 Zero Day vulnerabilities.
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