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3 presentations you don’t want to miss at AppSec California 2017

The Fourth Annual AppSec California Conference kicks off in one week at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica, California. From January 23 to 25, security professionals, developers, penetration testers, and QA and testing professionals come together to share their knowledge and experiences about secure systems and secure development methodologies.

We’re excited to attend the event as platinum sponsors, so be sure to stop by booth #29 to discuss how Synopsys can help further your security strategy, ask questions about our service offerings, or just to say ‘hello.’

AppSec California 2017 is bringing plenty of sun, sand, and security conversations. Before the event starts we’d like to share three must-see thought-provoking talks:

Scaling a Software Security Initiative: Lessons From the BSIMM

Tuesday, January 24th from 9:40 – 10:30 a.m.

In the Opening Keynote, Dr. Gary McGraw highlights important lessons in scaling three software security touchpoints:

  • Code review with a static analysis tool.
  • Architectural risk analysis.
  • Penetration testing.

The presentation focuses on making them work efficiently and effectively in a global software security initiative.

Threat Modeling for Mobile

Tuesday, January 24th from 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Amit Sethi discusses that there are many security issues to be aware of when developing and testing mobile applications. To build mobile apps securely and perform security assessments on them, a threat model is a critical element in the secure development process. His presentation will demystify the mobile ecosystem and outline how to develop threat models for your organization’s mobile applications.

Finding the Unicorn: The Leader to Spearhead Your AppSec Program

Wednesday, January 25th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Within this presentation, Sandeep Singh Nain explores the one specific position in any application security initiative that must be filled correctly to help meet organizational AppSec goals. Be sure to attend this presentation if you’re looking to hire an application security manager within your firm, or if you want to be effective in this role.


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