Friday, March 2, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: OWASP AppSec DC 2012


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

East Coast's Premier Information Security Conference Returns with OWASP AppSec DC 2012

Popular Event to Attract Leading Experts for Four Days of Discussion and Training, April 2 - 5

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 5, 2012—AppSec DC, the East Coast's premier information security conference, returns with AppSec DC 2012 (http://www.AppSecDC.org). Now in its third year, AppSec DC is the Open Web & Application Security Project's (OWASP's) annual gathering of leading experts in the field of application security. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, April 2-5.

AppSec DC features two days of training April 2-3, followed by two days of talks, April 4-5. The event will provide a forum for hundreds of IT professionals interested in securing web technologies to learn, interact, network, and attend presentations and training given by some of the world's top practitioners of application security.

"With the ever growing number of intrusions that have taken place over the past year, we feel that the business and federal communities could greatly benefit from what we offer now more than ever," said Mark Bristow, AppSec DC Organizer. "We encourage security professionals, technology executives, students, and anyone with who realizes the importance that application security plays in all of our lives to attend."

Highlight's of AppSec DC 2012 will include:
  •  Keynote by Daniel Earl Geer, Jr., Sc.D., Creator of the Index of Cyber Security (2011) and the Cyber Security Decision Market (2011), among his numerous other accomplishments
  • Presentation by Joe Jarzombek, Director for Software Assurance, National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Presentation by Ken Johnson, Senior Security Architect for LivingSocial.com, responsible for securing mobile applications, web services and web applications
  • Panel topics to include Critical Infrastructure, Pentesting Smart Grid Web Apps, How to Get Every IT Architect to Become a Security Ambassador, Adapting and Managing IT Security Solutions for Industrial Control Systems
  • Training classes to include Assessing and Exploiting Web Applications with Samurai-WTF, Building Secure Android Apps, Secure Web Application Development Training
  • Full schedule at https://schedule.appsecdc.org
Bristow added, "In accordance with the broadening of OWASP's mission after the 2011 OWASP Global Summit, AppSec DC is not restricting its content to strictly to the realm of web applications. We invite all practitioners of application security and those who work with or interact with all facets of application security to submit papers and participate in the conference."

OWASP AppSec DC attracts a worldwide audience. Executives from Fortune 500 firms along with technical thought leaders such as security architects and lead developers will be traveling to hear the cutting-edge ideas presented by Information Security’s top talent. Past conferences have drawn more than 700 technologists from Government, Financial Services, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Technology, and many other verticals.

Sponsored by Aspect Security, Securicon, MANDIANT, Trustwave, Secure Ideas, and nVisium Security, AppSec DC is hosted by the Washington, D.C. chapter of Open Web &Application Security Project (OWASP), a 501c3 Not-For-Profit, is an open-source application security project made up of corporations, educational organizations, and individuals from around the world. Providing free, vendor-neutral, practical, cost-effective application security guidelines, the organization has become the de facto standards body for application security over the past decade. 

To attend OWASP AppSec DC 2012, visit: www.AppSecDC.org or register at http://reg.appsecdc.org. To become a member of OWASP or a sponsor of AppSec DC 2012, kindly drop us a note at: sponsors@appsecdc.org.   

About OWASP:
The Open Web & Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide free and open community focused on improving the security of application software. Our mission is to make application security visible, so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about true application security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under a free and open software license. The OWASP Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization that ensures the ongoing availability and support for our work from Individuals, Organization Supporters & Accredited University Supporters. For more information, please visit: http://www.owasp.org/


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