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Brian Gorenc

Senior Director, Trend Micro

Brian Gorenc is the Sr. Director of Vulnerability Research with Trend Micro. In this role, Gorenc leads the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) program, which represents the world’s largest vendor-agnostic bug bounty program. His focus includes analyzing and performing root-cause analysis on hundreds of zero-day vulnerabilities submitted by ZDI researchers from around the world. The ZDI works to expose and remediate weaknesses in the world’s most popular software. Brian is also responsible for organizing and adjudicating the ever-popular Pwn2Own hacking competitions. 

Gorenc has been with ZDI since 2012, continually working on discovering new vulnerabilities, analyzing attack techniques, and identifying vulnerability trends. His work has led to the discovery and remediation of numerous critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, open-source, SCADA systems, embedded devices, and automotive platforms. He has presented at numerous security conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, OffensiveCon, REcon, and RSA.