Cybersummit 2021 Session Day 2: BadAlloc: A Case Study in Pre-Disclosure Collaboration

BadAlloc: A Case Study in Pre-Disclosure Collaboration. Session Participants: Lindsey Cerkovnic, CISA; Jessica Wilkerson, FDA


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About the Speakers

Lindsey Cerkovnic, Federal Lead for Industrial Control Systems Vulnerability Disclosure, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Lindsey Cerkovnik is CISA's Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Vulnerability Disclosure Lead. In this role, Lindsey leads a team of control systems vulnerability analysts and subject matter experts to conduct coordinated vulnerability disclosure (CVD) with security researchers and vendors. Together with government and industry partners, Lindsey's team works to reduce risk to the Nation’s critical infrastructure by coordinating the remediation and public disclosure of newly identified cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting ICS, Internet of Things (IoT), and medical devices.

Before joining CISA, Lindsey served as the Cyber Counterintelligence Officer for the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where she focused primarily on cyber threat analysis and digital forensics in support of national security investigations. She also conducted intelligence analysis and R&D related to control systems cybersecurity, energy infrastructure supply chains, and ICS vulnerability discovery.

She holds a M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of South Alabama and a B.A. in English Literature from Texas A&M University.

Jessica Wilkerson, Senior Cyber Policy Advisor, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Jessica Wilkerson is a Senior Cyber Policy Advisor with the All Hazards Readiness, Response, and Cybersecurity (ARC) team in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As part of ARC, she examines issues and develops policy related to the safety and effectiveness of connected medical devices. She received a B.A. in Policy Studies and minors in Computer Science and Mathematics from Syracuse University, and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law.

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