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Web Security Demystified

A talk by Dave Konopka

About the Talk

May 25, 2010 2:00 PM

Jon M. Huntsman Hall 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jon M. Huntsman Hall 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Many web developers think that if they’re not storing sensitive data, they don’t have to worry about security. Unfortunately, recent high-profile security failures, like Twitter’s breach in June, have made it exceedingly clear that this isn’t true. As malicious hackers get more and more creative, web developers have to find ways to keep up. We’ll discuss why web security is important for both your school blog and your bank, give examples of where you can go wrong, and cover best practices on how to keep your web applications secure (it’s not as hard as you think!).

We’ll be covering:

Common and emerging vulnerabilities in web applications, How these vulnerabilities work, and why developers should care, Tools and practices to find security holes in your work, and Practical examples for many common developer platforms (.NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails, and more).

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