As expected, the Security BSides Austin conference was a blast. There were a lot of great folks in attendance and plenty of great talks to go around. And of course there were Hackers on a Duck Friday night. Take a look at Jack Daniel’s photos from BSides Austin to get a feel for the event.
Everyone loves the coffee truck servicing Austin Security BSides
For some reason (mostly thanks to Ben Tomhave’s trickery) I ended up doing a number of talks during the conference. The slides should now all be up online:
- Presentation: Smart Phones Dumb Apps (updated)
- Guerilla Training: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Remediation
- Guerilla Training: Designing Secure Mobile Applications
Also you can find links to the source code from my smartphone app analysis on the Google Code repository attached to the www.smarphonesdumbapps.com site.
John Steven lays down the law about Threat Modeling
I really enjoy the BSides conferences. They’re less vendor-driven that some of the big security conferences like RSA and BlackHat. The talks also tend to be a good mix of in-the-weeds technical topics and interesting perspectives on other security industry topics. Hopefully future BSides Austin events will be further integrated with South By Southwest (SxSW). Getting the security message out to developers and social media
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