SANS Institute Helps Organizations Deflect Cyber Attacks with Web Application Security Summit
Promotes Security at the Development Stage
BETHESDA, Md., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For organizations to better defend against cyber attacks, early identification of vulnerabilities must begin at the development stage. To help raise awareness of the need for more secure app development processes, SANS Institute will host a Web Application Security Summit, April 30 – May 1 in Las Vegas. Attendees will learn cutting edge attack and defense strategies which are necessary to build more secure software.
“Security starts with the development team,” said Frank Kim, SANS Curriculum lead and principal consultant with ThinkSec. “SANS’ Web Application Security Summit was designed to raise awareness of the importance of building secure web applications while arming developers with the necessary insight and techniques to fend off cyber attacks. By combining education with hands-on training, attendees will gain the necessary knowledge to build more secure software.”
What cutting edge techniques are attackers using? How do large enterprises handle these problems at scale? How do small companies manage it all with fewer resources? These are just some of the questions that will be answered during SANS’ two-day Web Application Security Summit. SANS will also offer application security training courses on Web app pen testing, app security, and secure coding in Java and .NET.
Keynote presentations will be delivered by Jeremiah Grossman, CTO of WhiteHat Security and Chenxi Wang, vice president, and principal security and risk professionals at Forrester Research.
The summit will also feature presentations, panels, hands-on training and networking opportunities with top security experts including Chris Eng, Veracode, Zane Lackey and Nick Galbreath, Etsy, John Sawyer and Don Weber, InGuardians, Matt Bishop, University of California at Davis, Jim Manico, WhiteHat Security, Jim Bird, BIDS Trading Technologies, Subu Ramanathan, Security Compass, Aditya K. Sood, SecNiche Security Labs, Georgia Weidman, Neohapsis and more.
Agenda highlights of the Web Application Security Summit include:
- 10,000 Apps in 18 Months: Learning from the World’s Mistakes
- What You Can Learn From Small Companies About AppSec
- Inside the Mind of a Professional Pen Tester
- You’ve Scanned Your Apps! Now What?
- Security at Scale: Web Application Security in a Continuous Deployment Environment
- How to Get the Most Out of Your Tools
For more information on SANS’ Web Application Security Summit, including panel and discussion overviews and a complete list of industry presenters, or to register for the event, please visit: http://www.sans.org/info/101459.
About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. In addition to world-class training, SANS offers certification via the ANSI accredited GIAC security certification program. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, newsletters, and it operates the Internet’s early warning system – the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community. (www.sans.org)
SOURCE SANS Institute