[WEB SECURITY] Web Application Security Summit in Las Vegas
anurag.agarwal at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 15 20:48:05 EDT 2008
SANS and WASC have organized a Web Application Security Summit in Vegas.
Web Application Security Summit
Jeremiah Grossman, Summit Chair
with Robert "RSnake" Hansen, Gary McGraw, and Caleb Sima
June 2-3, 2008 . Paris Hotel & Casino . Las Vegas, NV
On June 2-3, Various Application Security folks working in the enterprises
will share the lessons learned in their application security initiatives.
Case studies in application security initiatives will be presented and
dozens of questions will be answered. In the last few years, there has been
a huge surge in web application attacks since that around 70% of all web
applications had security flaws...and now 80% of new malware is focused on
the application layer.
Applications have become the easier attack target. With that change, the
criminals added a new security challenge-not only must corporations and
schools and governments ensure secure configuration and effective patch
management, now they must also ensure the applications they deploy have no
security flaws. The WhatWorks in Application Security Summit 2008 brings
together the pioneers who have already faced the application security
problem. If you are spending or about to spend a lot of money and want to
make sure the investment actually improves security these are real users who
can tell you what works and what doesn't.
* Is this a developer problem or a security problem? What is the role of
each and how do they work together?
* What are the primary attack vectors criminals are using to compromise
applications and which programming errors account for the vast majority of
* How can we ensure our programmers know the common security flaws and
can consistently eliminate them from the code we are deploying? Training?
Testing? Hiring? And how can we make sure our outsourced programmers and
suppliers also have those skills?
* How do you architect security into the development lifecycle? How do
you implement a layered approach to application security? What is SDLC and
is it enough?
* In addition to the Credit Card Industry (PCI) Standard, what other
standards demand improved application security and what do they specifically
* Which application security software tools work best? Do we need a
combination of these tools or will one suffice?
o Black-box: web application scanners
o White box: code reviewers
o Application security firewalls
* How often do the tools create false positives and what are the best
practices for dealing with false positives? And much more.
This could be a great place to learn from other's experiences who have been
in the hot seat and have real live experience and insight of what worked for
them and what didn't and why.
You can get a 10% discount if you register early.
To register go to:
https://www.sans.org/registration/register.php?conferenceid=11223 and use
the discount, WASC10
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