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2015 Application Security Survey, Part 2: Builder Issues

  • Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
  • Eric Johnson, Maria Loughlin and Bruce Jenkins
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Sponsors

  • Hewlett Packard
  • Qualys
  • Veracode
  • Waratek
  • WhiteHat Security

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Overview

In today's world where applications are distributed through cloud and mobile platforms, the risks to vulnerable applications are multiplying. Application managers are looking for ways to consolidate controls around their disparate applications and assign the proper staff, leadership and workflow processes to do this.

Based on the 2014 Application Security Programs and Practices survey, application security is on the rise, with 83% of 488 respondents reporting some sort of application security program in place (up from 66% in SANS' 2013 survey). In the 2014 survey, respondents' primary focus for their security programs was around web applications.

This year's survey intends to find out how the rise of mobility and cloud applications is changing respondents' application security program efforts and to gather best practice advice for secure management of disparate applications throughout their lifecycle.

Part 1 of this two-part webcast, held on Wednesday, May 13, will focus on the management issues surrounding application security. This second part of the webcast will focus on issues in application development.

Attend the Part 1 webcast, along with this webcast to explore such issues as:

  • Responsibility for security of applications
  • Application life cycle management
  • Visibility into internal applications compared to those hosted in the cloud
  • Degree to which organizations manage mobile apps and the associated risks
  • Outsourcing of application security/management
  • Application frameworks and how security is integrated into those frameworks
  • Performance of existing appsec programs
  • Future plans

Your attendance ensures that you'll be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Jim Bird with input from Frank Kim and Eric Johnson.

View the associated analyst paper here.

Speaker Bios

Eric Johnson

In addition to being the Application Security Curriculum product manager at SANS, Eric is the lead author and instructor for DEV544 Secure Coding in .NET, as well as an instructor for DEV541 Secure Coding in Java/JEE. A senior security consultant at Cypress Data Defense, Eric's experience includes web and mobile application penetration testing, secure code review, risk assessment, static source code analysis, security research, and developing security tools. He currently holds the CISSP, GWAPT, GSSP-.NET, and GSSP-Java certifications.


Maria Loughlin

Maria Loughlin, vice president of engineering at Veracode, manages product development for all Veracode services—Code Security, Web Application Security, Mobile, eLearning, and Vendor Application Security Testing. Maria joined Veracode in 2012 with 20 years of technical and management experience in companies that include Fidelity Information Services, Memento, Kronos, Open Market and Digital Equipment Corporation. Across this mix of startups and established enterprises Maria has a track record of enabling innovation and transforming concepts into best-in-class products and services.


Bruce Jenkins

Bruce Jenkins leads HP Fortify's security program and works regularly with customers on Software Security Assurance (SSA) program design, measurement and reporting. Since 2007 he has been building SSA solutions and collecting data on security program assessments across all industry sectors. Bruce has experience in managing software development and network operations, and he held CISO-, CSO- and CIO-equivalent positions during his 28-year U.S. Air Force career. Bruce is a CISSP, CSSLP and CISM, and he holds a BS in computer science and MS in management science.

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