Free-To-Attend Cyber Security Online Event!

May 04 - 06, 2021

Samantha Cowan

Head of Compliance HackerOne

Samantha Cowan is the Head of Compliance at HackerOne, the world's most trusted hacker-powered security platform. Samantha has extensive experience with complex security projects involving security monitoring, organizational compliance, threat detection, and incident response. Prior to HackerOne, Samantha was the Director of Compliance at OneLogin, as well as a security engineer at CoverHound / CyberPolicy, and Zenefits. Samantha holds an MS in Cybersecurity and MBA from the University of Maryland. She lives in San Jose with her amazing pup (Layla), her sphynx (Pancake) and a number of snakes. She loves food, comedy, art, and music.

Agenda Day 1

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

11:00 AM Trust & Transaction: Understanding Power Dynamics Between Hackers and Corporate Risk

Every organization is tasked with the constant challenge of managing risk and trust. Trust is essential in business -- trusting employees, software, customers, etc. Risk is constant and necessary and equates to the relationship between capital at risk and earnings at risk. What do you have to lose in the wake of a breach (customer data, employee data, etc.); are you trusting and investing in the right people and technologies to keep it safe? Hackers already exist in the corporate environment, whether you like it or not. Inviting them proactively introduces more reward. 


Key discussion points include:

  • Have you tipped the risk vs. trust scale in the right direction? 
  • Beyond the bounty, how do companies influence power dynamics and interact with hackers without increasing risk to their businesses? 
  • How can working with hackers actually improve brand trust?