Maddie Stone
[Google Project Zero]
Maddie Stone is a Security Researcher on Google Project Zero where she focuses on 0-days actively exploited in-the-wild.

Maddie works on detecting, analyzing, and learning from these exploits. Previously, she was a reverse engineer and team lead on the Android Security team. Her team was responsible for finding, analyzing, and protecting users from malware.

Maddie also spent many years deep in the circuitry and firmware of embedded devices as a reverse engineer and researcher at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physical Laboratory.

Maddie has previously spoken at conferences including Black Hat USA, REcon, OffensiveCon, KasperskySAS, and others. She holds a Bachelors of Science, with a double major in Computer Science and Russian, and a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

A World where 0day is Hard

Maddie has spent the last two years analyzing 0-days actively exploited in-the-wild. She's seen how the problem of in-the-wild 0-days is enormously challenging, but also tractable. In this talk, Maddie will share her view of what a world where 0-day is actually hard looks like, where we are on that path, and the challenges and opportunities to get there.

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