David Ahmad

David Ahmad
Founder, Subgraph

Website | @attractr

David has been at this for over 10 years. He started his professional experience as a founding member of Security Focus, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002. During that time he moderated the Bugtraq mailing list, a historically important forum for discussion of security vulnerabilities, for over four years. He has spoken at Black Hat, Can Sec West, AusCERT and numerous other security conferences, as well as made contributions to books, magazines and other publications. David also participated in a NIAC working group on behalf of Symantec to develop the first version of the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) model and served as an editor for IEEE Security & Privacy for several years. His current obsession is building Subgraph, his open source security startup in Montréal.


IT Leaders Summit
Location: F 150
David Ahmad (Subgraph)
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Security and open source have a history that goes back to an era long before computers. The story begins with 19th century linguist Auguste Kerckhoffs and his principle that security isn't found in obscurity. We will cover the intertwined and lesser-known history of security and open source from then to now, with his big idea as a guiding principle, making a compelling argument for open source. Read more.