Wednesday’s Keynote – Parisa Tabriz
The Long Winding Road from Idea to Impact in Web Security
So, you want to make the web safer? Great! You’ll need more than just a good idea.
In this talk, I will share stories of the long and winding road, from idea to impact, of multi-year initiatives that have made Chrome and the open web platform safer. We’ll talk about the long arc of securing Flash content, progress after a multi-year push to drive HTTPS adoption, some of the boring work of the BoringSSL project, and a 5+ year refactoring project that helped us mitigate speculative cpu vulnerabilities over the past year. We’ll also talk about some of the practical constraints and lessons learned for others to consider when trying to improve security of large, complex, real-world systems.
Outside of Google, Parisa has lectured at the Harvard Kennedy School, served in the White House U.S. Digital Service to enhance security of government technology, and consulted with multiple entertainment writers to help them understand the world of cybersecurity and technology so they can create and depict more accurate, diverse stories.