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Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala Will Join Expert Panel to Explain the Risks in Current Bug Bounty Strategies and Why Companies Need to Rethink the Process

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 7, 2018 — RiskSense®, Inc., the pioneer in intelligent threat and vulnerability  management, today announced that its CEO, Srinivas Mukkamala, Ph.D. will present at the SINET ITSEF 2018 Conference in Silicon Valley on March 7 as part of an expert panel on the need for reform in bug bounty management.

WHO: Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, co-founder and CEO of RiskSense, is a recognized expert on artificial intelligence (AI) and neural networks. He was part of a think tank that collaborated with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community on applying these concepts to cybersecurity problems. Dr. Mukkamala was also a lead researcher for CACTUS (Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S.) and holds a patent on Intelligent Agents for Distributed Intrusion Detection System and Method of Practicing.

Moderator: Dave Mahon, Chief Security Officer, CenturyLink, Inc.

Other Panelists:

Casey Ellis, Founder, Chairman & Chief Technology Officer, Bugcrowd, Inc.

Pritesh Parekh, Chief Information Security Officer, Zuora

Varun Singla, Chief Information Security Officer, Veritas

WHAT: Organizations have used bug bounty programs for years to help them identify exploits and vulnerabilities. However, they also pose significant risks and legal issues which require putting specific processes and policies in place ahead of time. In this expert panel session, Dr. Mukkamala will discuss the pros and cons of implementing bug bounty programs to detect security vulnerabilities, the risks associated with them and planning/implementation best practices.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2:10 PM – 2:55 PM PST

WHERE: The Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA

HOW: To schedule a conversation with Dr. Mukkamala, contact Marc Gendron at or +1 781.237.0341.  For more information, visit:


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About SINET ITSEF 2018

Security Information Network (SINET) believes that effective cyber security is required to facilitate economic growth, protect critical infrastructure and maintain political stability. To accomplish this objective, SINET is dedicated to building a cohesive, worldwide cybersecurity community with the goal of accelerating innovation through collaboration. SINET ITSEF 2018 aims to bridge the gap between the Silicon Valley and the Beltway, providing a venue where senior level private and government security professionals meet and interact in an open, collaborative environment focused on identifying solutions to cybersecurity challenges. Follow on Twitter #SINETITSEF18.

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