[Owasp-dallas] Please Join Us to Kickoff Dallas Chapter Meetings
Teutsch, Leah M
teutsch at utdallas.edu
Fri Jan 30 09:16:08 EST 2009
Dallas OWASP Chapter: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Topic: Vulnerability Management in an Application Security World
Presenter: Dan Cornell, Principal, Denim Group
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:30am - 1:30pm. Lunch will be
UTD Campus - Galaxy Room of the Student Union, Room SU 2.602
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
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.
Questions can be addressed to teutsch at utdallas.edu, Andrea
Wendeln at denimgroup.com or Don.McMillian at acs-inc.com.
We look forward to seeing you.
Leah M. Teutsch, CHSP, CISA
Chief Information Security Officer
Director, Information Security
The University of Texas at Dallas
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