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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.

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Kayva Pearlman

Linden Lab
Information Security Director
Kavya Pearlman is the Information Security Director at Linden Lab; protector of two virtual world economies, Second Life and the latest social VR platform called Sansar.

Prior to Linden Lab, Kavya advised Facebook Information Security Team on mitigating Third Party Security Risks. Kavya graduated from DePaul University, Chicago with a Masters in Network Security and holds a CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certificate from ISACA. Kavya is also certified PCI-DSS ISA (Internal Security Assessor).


Kavya Grew up in India and came to the United States in 2007. She proudly uses the freedom this country offers, being a Hindu born jewish woman who converted to Islam. Besides Security Kavya's other passions are  VR (Virtual Reality) and learning about virtual economies including cryptocurrencies.