This Thursday (1/29/2009) I am going to be speaking at the first OWASP San Antonio meeting of the year.
Topic: Vulnerability Management in an Application Security World
Presenter: Dan Cornell, Principal, Denim Group
Date: January 29, 2009 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: San Antonio Technology Center (Web Room) 3463 Magic Drive San Antonio, TX 78229Abstract:
Identifying application-level vulnerabilities via penetration tests and code reviews is only the first step in actually addressing the underlying risk. Managing vulnerabilities for applications is more challenging than dealing with traditional infrastructure-level vulnerabilities because they typically require the coordination of security teams with application development teams and require security managers to secure time from developers during already-cramped development and release schedules. In addition, fixes require changes to custom application code and application-specific business logic rather than the patches and configuration changes that are often sufficient to address infrastructure-level vulnerabilities.
This presentation details many of the pitfalls organizations encounter while trying to manage application-level vulnerabilities as well as outlines strategies security teams can use for communicating with development teams. Similarities and differences between security teams’ practice of vulnerability management and development teams’ practice of defect management will be addressed in order to facilitate healthy communication between these groups.
Dan Cornell has over ten years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As a Principal of Denim Group, he leads the organization’s technology team overseeing methodology development and project execution for Denim Group’s customers. He also heads the Denim Group application security research team, investigating the application of secure coding and development techniques to the improvement of web based software development methodologies. He is also the primary author of sprajax, Denim Group’s open source tool for assessing the security of AJAX-enabled web applications.
Sodas and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch.
Please RSVP: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 572-4400.
Hope to see folks there!
dan _at_ denimgroup.com