Sebastian is a Security Engineer at Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) Vulnerabilities & Mitigations team. There, he spends his time tackling the problem of memory safety at scale and working with research and engineering teams to adopt safer development practices including Rust. Previously, Sebastian has written dozens of exploits abusing memory corruption vulnerabilities in client side software and generating research to improve the exploits stability.
Ryan is a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft focusing full time on Rust, advocating for Rust and the Rust community inside and out of Microsoft. Ryan spends his days working closely with teams inside of Microsoft to see how they can best serve the needs of the Rust community. Ryan is excited to be back at RustFest after speaking at RustFest Rome and acting as the first RustFest MC in Berlin.
The software industry has a billion dollar problem. Our underlying systems are built on a mountain of insecure technologies that make it next to impossible to write secure software. There are an innumerable amount of cases where Rust could have prevented serious security issues that not only had a deep impact on companies but more importantly on people.
But the path to wider adoption of Rust across industry is filled with many challenges not only for companies but for the Rust community itself. What does this journey to industry-wide adoption look like? How can we all work together to make sure that as more companies start adopting Rust, the language gets even better?