SecAppDev 2020 Lecture Details
Intro to trust & safety - Identifying abuse vectors
Tuesday March 10, 14:00 - 15:30
Trust & safety is all about how bad actors can exploit application design vulnerabilities to abuse other users. Here, you’ll learn how to identify these vulnerabilities so that you can prevent or close them in your applications.
The field of secure application development tends to focus on how bad actors can exploit code vulnerabilities to abuse the application. In contrast, the field of trust & safety focuses on how bad actors can exploit application design vulnerabilities to abuse other users.
In this session, we’ll tour common types of these trust & safety vulnerabilities, called abuse vectors, and construct guiding principles for identifying them. Then, we’ll look at several example applications and practice spotting these problems.
Attendees will learn how to identify trust & safety application vulnerabilities so that they can prevent or close them in their applications.
This session is intended for anyone who designs, builds, or secures software for users.
Familiarity with one or more social sites, like GitHub, Twitter, Slack, etc. is helpful. Awareness of the problem of online harassment is a plus.
Software Engineer, Community & Safety team, GitHub
Lexi is a software engineer on GitHub's Community & Safety team, where she builds features to ensure user privacy, trust, and safety on GitHub.com. In addition, she enjoys speaking and teaching about online Trust & Safety, the design and implementation principles that enable positive and trustful interactions between strangers on the internet. Aside from her work, she also enjoys traveling, and spending time with dogs.
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Trust & safety II - Best practices & current topics
Lecture by Lexi Galantino
Following “Intro to trust & safety”, this session will concern more advanced trust & safety design problems. We’ll also look at the current edge of research and recent product experiments and discuss their implications.
Privacy, safety & ethics Thursday March 12, 09:00 - 10:30