Katie is the founder and CEO of a new security start-up company called Luta Security, where they specialize in helping businesses and governments work with hackers to better defend themselves from digital attacks. Katie is a noted authority on vulnerability disclosure & bug bounties. Katie advises companies, lawmakers, & governments on the benefits of hacking & security research to help make the internet safer for everyone. She is a hacker - first hacking computers, now hacking policy & regulations. Katie helped the US Department of Defense start the government's first bug bounty program, called "Hack the Pentagon." Her earlier Microsoft work encompassed industry-leading initiatives such as Microsoft's bug bounty programs & Microsoft Vulnerability Research. She is also a subject matter expert for the US National Body of the International Standards Organization (ISO) in vuln disclosure (29147), vuln handling processes (30111), and secure development (27034).She is a visiting scholar with MIT Sloan School, doing research on the vulnerability economy and exploit market, a New America Foundation Fellow, and Harvard Belfer Affiliate. Katie served on the CFP review board for RSA, O'Reilly Security Conference, Shakacon, and she is an advisor to the Center for Democracy and Technology. Katie is a frequent public speaker, including the opening Keynote at Hack in the Box Amsterdam 2014, Security Analyst Summit 2014, Nordic Security Con 2013, BruCON 2012, invited speaker at Dartmouth, Harvard Business School, MIT, HitB Malaysia 2012, EWF 2012, BlackHat Abu Dhabi 2011. She has spoken at BlackHat USA 2015, 2011, 2010, and 2008, HitB 2011, GOVCERT.NL 2010, RSA2016 - 2010, SOURCE Boston, Shmoocon, Toorcon Seattle, and was a keynote speaker at ShakaCon 2008.