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The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Los Angeles Chapter is teaming up with the Orange County, San Diego, SF Bay Area, and the Inland Empire chapters to bring you the FIFTH Annual AppSec California. The event is a one of a kind experience for information security professionals, developers, and QA and testing professionals, as they gather at the beach from around the world to learn and share knowledge and experiences about secure systems and secure development methodologies.

One and Two-day training sessions on various subjects by expert trainers kick off the conference on January 28th. World renown speakers follow on days three and four.

There will be four concurrent tracks throughout the day on both January 30 and 31, addressing a variety of topics to enhance knowledge.

Wednesday, January 31 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Taking on the King: Killing Injection Vulnerabilities

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Abstract:
How do we dismantle the reign of dangerous and prevalent vulnerabilities? "Injection" has crowned the OWASP Top 10 since 2010, while cross-site scripting (a type of injection) has maintained placement in the top four since 2003. If these two vulnerabilities are well-understood, well-documented, and have "clear" solutions, why have they remained on the OWASP Top 10 for nearly 15 years? Let's take a step back to examine what causes injection (and XSS) vulnerabilities and potential plans for their dethronement.

Speakers
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Justin Collins

CEO, Brakeman, Inc.
Justin has been an application security engineer at SurveyMonkey, Twitter, and AT&T Interactive, and is the primary author of Brakeman, an open source static analysis security tool for Ruby on Rails.



Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Terrace Lounge