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Protecting Third Party Applications with RASP

  • Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
  • Eric Johnson and Cindy Blake
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Why are so many threats against applications succeeding? Finding a software vulnerability is only part of the problem. Reused open source code and third party applications pose new challenges because you cant fix vulnerabilities for codes you dont have access to.

In this webcast, SANS application security expert Eric Johnson looks at the application security landscape, and provides perspective on the following questions:

  • What percentage of applications is custom built versus commercial off-the-shelf software?
  • What types of applications are of most concern (hint: .NET and Java apps)?
  • What threats are getting through to applications?
  • Who do enterprises think is responsible for application security?
  • What is the average time to repair vulnerabilities in applications?
  • How can you speed up detection and repair of application vulnerabilities?
  • How can you block application-based attacks with confidence?

Because it runs in the application, RASP (Run-Time Application Self Protection) is an emerging technology that can help protect applications against unknown threats and protect against vulnerabilities while a patch becomes available. This technology will also be discussed.

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Speaker Bios

Eric Johnson

Eric is a co-founder and principal security engineer at Puma Security focusing on modern static analysis product development and DevSecOps automation. His experience includes application security automation, cloud security reviews, static source code analysis, web and mobile application penetration testing, secure development lifecycle consulting, and secure code review assessments.

Previously, Eric spent 5 years as a principal security consultant at an information security consulting firm helping companies deliver secure products to their customers, and another 10 years as an information security engineer at a large US financial institution performing source code audits.

As a Certified Instructor with the SANS Institute, Eric authors information security courses on DevSecOps, cloud security, secure coding, and defending mobile apps. He serves on the advisory board for the SANS Security Awareness Developer training program, delivers security training around the world, and presents security research at conferences including SANS, BlackHat, OWASP, BSides, JavaOne, UberConf, and ISSA.

Eric completed a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a masters degree in information assurance at Iowa State University, and currently holds the CISSP, GWAPT, GSSP-.NET, and GSSP-Java certifications.

Cindy Blake

As Product Marketing Manager at HP, Cindy Blake brings a unique perspective that combines a technical background and history as a technology buyer with rich technology and marketing experience. Within HP Enterprise Security Products, Blake has applied advanced security intelligence to demonstrate use cases that transform traditional security approaches, leveraging unstructured data sources and non-traditional tools (HP Autonomy IDOL) to provide added risk insight. Blake developed a Security Maturity Curve, documented by Quinstreet, as an unbiased metric for enterprises to evaluate their security posture. She launched HP Application Defender, a SaaS-based application self-protection solution, and previously HP Threat Central, a crowd-sourced exchange to help enterprises more proactively identify threats.

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