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Top Ten Web Defenses

October 8, 2013

The Security SIG presents…

We cannot “firewall” or “patch” our way to secure websites. In the past, security professionals thought firewalls, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), patching, and privacy policies were enough. Today, however, these methods are outdated and ineffective, as attacks on prominent, well-protected websites are occurring every day. Most every organization in the world have something in common – they have had websites compromised in some way. No company or industry is immune. Programmers need to learn to build websites differently. This talk will review the top coding techniques developers need to master in order to build a low-risk, high-security web application.

Jim Manico
VP Security Architecture, WhiteHat Security

Jim Manico is the VP of Security Architecture for WhiteHat Security, a web security firm. He authors and delivers developer security awareness training for WhiteHat Security and has a background building software as a developer and architect for over 20 years. Jim is also a global board member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. He manages and participates in several OWASP projects, including the OWASP cheat sheet series and several additional secure coding projects.MODERATOR:
Jim Matteo
CEO, Bird Rock Systems

Jim Matteo founded Bird Rock Systems in April of 2004. Bird Rock Systems provides computer products, training, and services to enterprise, higher education, and government organizations. Bird Rock Systems was recognized in 2012 for fast growth by the San Diego Business Journal, INC and CRN publications. Jim was previously Director of Sales at Evolv Technologies and Regional Sales Manager at IKON Technology Services. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Management from Manhattan College.SIG CO-CHAIRS:

Bill Unrue, Principal, GTD Acquisitions
Matt Stamper, Vice President, Services, redIT
Bruce Roberts, Formerly SVP Security Programs, Cubic Corporation
Jim Matteo, CEO, Bird Rock Systems
Steve Wallace, CTO, AIS

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

7:30 AM Registration/Networking/Refreshments
8:00 AM Program Begins
9:30 AM Program Ends

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121

Pre-Registration:(Please pre-register by Noon on 10/7/13)
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$20.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE – Mentor Sponsor**
FREE – Students, Military & Press*

At the Door:
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$30.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE – Mentor Sponsor
FREE – Students, Military & Press

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October 8, 2013
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