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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Testing Application Security: The Hacker Psyche Exposed

Computer hacking isn’t a new thing, but the threat is real and growing even today. It is always the attacker’s advantage and the defender’s dilemma. How do you keep your secrets safe and your data protected? In today’s ever-changing technology landscape, the fundamentals of producing secure code and systems are more important than ever. Exploring the psyche of hackers, Mike Benkovich exposes how they think, reveals common areas where they find weakness, and identifies novel ways to test your defenses against their threats. From injection attacks and cross-site scripting to security mis-configuring and broken session management, Mike examines the top exploits, shows you how they work, explores ways to test for them, and then shares what you can do to help your team build more secure software in the future. Join Mike and help your company avoid being at the center of the next media frenzy over lost or compromised data.

Mike Benkovich, Imagine Technologies, Inc.

Energy, laughter, and a contagious passion for coding—Mike Benkovich brings it all with him. In a career that has taken him from minion to business owner, from database administrator (DBA) to developer, from author to evangelist, Mike has seen it all. In more than twenty-five years of working in the technology industry, he has been part of the latest waves to sweep the industry.

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