Sven Herpig

Dr. Sven Herpig is Head of International Cyber Security Policy, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and Former Deputy Team Leader at Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security.

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The Future of Vulnerabilities Equities Processes Around the World

As governments increasingly find themselves needing information from networked sources for law enforcement, intelligence, and military purposes, one of the most difficult dilemmas they face concerns the use of so-called zero day vulnerabilities—previously unknown flaws or bugs that can sometimes be exploited to gain access to servers that house information or control networks and infrastructure. Governments often have researchers looking for these flaws, and sometimes, governments purchase them on the open market.