Secure Coding for Developers

First there were some stolen credit card numbers, then thousands and now millions of them have been stolen from security breaches. That is just the tip of the iceberg of the data theft that has happened. Did you know that Application Security starts with secure code, a language-agnostic practice to develop software that guards against security vulnerabilities? In this talk, we will be discussing Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)’s top security issues that developers need to incorporate in their development practices. Some examples of security vulnerabilities in code include SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and insecure direct object references.


About the speaker:

Debbie Hafenstein has been in the IT field for 3 years. She currently works at the State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds as a Java developer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UW-La Crosse and an associate degree in Web Development from Madison Area Technical College. Debbie lives in Madison with her husband, dog, and two cats.