Alyssa Herrera

Alyssa Herrera is a full-time bug bounty hacker, working to protect countless organizations including the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Sony, Zendesk, Adobe, and Twitter. She got her start when she was in middle school, teaching herself how to gain administrative access to play games on her school computers. At age 16, Alyssa Herrera discovered Bug Bounties and HackerOne — and she hasn't looked back since. She is currently a top ranked hacker on multiple bug bounty platforms and has discovered 161 valid vulnerabilities on the HackerOne platform alone to date. Alyssa attends live hacking events across the globe, where she has the opportunity to work with small groups of hackers to find vulnerabilities in organizations such as Verizon Media and Airbnb. As Alyssa paves her own path, she is motivated to give back to the community by sharing the knowledge she has gained and become a role model for other aspiring female hackers.

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Talks

Piercing the Veil: Server Side Request Forgery attacks on Internal Networks.

I demonstrate a successful attack on a cloud-based US Defense website, gaining access to a sensitive internal network, enumeration of internal services, out of bands data leakage and attack vectors unique to cloud architecture. Additionally I will discuss mitigation points for server side request forgery, how this type of vulnerability can manifest, what this type of attack is, and how I'm able to legally hack the Department Of U.S Defense.