July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Laura Bell

Laura Bell
Founder and Lead Consultant, SafeStack

Website | @lady_nerd

With almost a decade of experience in software development and information security, Laura Bell specializes in bringing security survival skills, practices, and culture into organisations of every shape and size. An experienced conference speaker, trainer, and regular panel member, Laura has spoken at a range of events such as Kiwicon, Linux Conf AU, and Microsoft TechEd on the subjects of privacy, covert communications, agile security, and security mindset. Laura is the founder of SafeStack, a specialist security training, development, and consultancy firm. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and daughter.


1:40pm–2:20pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Protect E145
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Laura Bell (SafeStack)
Are we responsible for what code is used for once released? Security tools are a fascinating grey area. In order to protect our organisations, systems, and people, we must attack them in controlled ways and measure the results. The line between beneficial defensive tools and weapon of choice is unclear. So how do you safely open source a security tool like this? Let me share my story. Read more.