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Tuesday, July 25 • 19:00 - 19:30
Sympathy for the Developer

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In the realm of software security, developers are without question a major focus of blame, setting security teams to be in conflict with engineering. In general, the unwritten rule is that developers who make security mistakes either don't know, or don't care to know the "right" way to do things. What if this was framed differently? This talk is to present evidence that software security flaws occur at a fairly steady rate independent of which team or organization is developing the code.

In other words, everyone poops. This talk aims to present evidence based on previous reports, and new research, to show that bugs happen and the rate that they are being introduced hasn’t noticeably gone down during the past five years. Focusing specifically on how often SQL injection weaknesses are found in new applications using Veracode’s static scanning engine. Security flaws are going to occur, I propose the area for improvement is in finding them early and assisting developers with fixing them.

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Sarah Gibson

Application Security Consultant, Veracode
Nerdy about web application security. Currently talks to developers about how to make their applications more secure.

Tuesday July 25, 2017 19:00 - 19:30 PDT
Ground Truth (Firenze) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169