Build Better Defenses
October 29–30, 2017: Training
October 30–November 1, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Alexandra Ulsh

Alexandra Ulsh
Information Security Engineer, Mapbox

Website | @AlexUlsh

Alexandra Ulsh is an information security engineer at Mapbox, a mapping platform that supports more than a quarter billion end users worldwide, where she makes sure the company’s cloud infrastructure is secure, stable, and able to perform under high demand in any part of the world. A founding member of Mapbox’s security team, Alex launched the company’s public bug bounty program and works on everything from application security to platform security on AWS to making sure every team member has a password manager and knows how to use it. Previously, Alex built, configured, and secured large SharePoint-based intranets for the Department of Defense with a specialization in automating the entire DIACAP STIG process via PowerShell scripts. Alex is a director of Women Who Code DC and an active organizer and participant in the larger DC Tech community, including DCFemTech and Code for DC.


11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tools and processes
Location: Sutton South
Alexandra Ulsh (Mapbox)
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Launching a bug bounty program is hard. Running and maintaining a successful bug bounty program is even harder. Using real-world stories of both failure and success, Alexandra Ulsh details how Mapbox's security team used tools, processes, automation, and empathy to decrease response time by 90%, reduce noise, and improve average report quality for its bug bounty program. Read more.