Laura Bell – The Anarchist’s Guide to Application Security

We build amazing applications, wondrous contraptions that are helping people to solve problems and MAKE THINGS BETTER. We are doing this at a record pace, with new code pushed to production servers frequently and by many individual developers. And we are doing this on the Internet, an evil place filled with terrible people who want to do our beautiful code creations harm?

Oh dear, so what now?

Buy a CYBER device or six? Hire a specialist team of ex-hackers? Purchase insurance?

Lol. Let’s face it; this approach hasn’t worked for the last 20 years. Let’s stop wasting time and money and start surviving.

Based on a career working with some of the most dynamic and fast moving organizations we could find, let us show you how to throw out the security rule book and bring continuous, survival focused security to your world (no matter how big or small that world is).

About Laura Bell

Laura Bell is an application security specialist. A reformed software developer and penetration tester she has spent most of the past decade doing bad things to nice people’s code. Now she runs SafeStack, a specialist security firm that aims to help fast moving developers like you protect themselves and their creations online from people like her.

Laura has spoken at a range of events such as BlackHat, Velocity, OSCON, Kiwicon, Linux Conf AU, and Microsoft TechEd on the subjects of privacy, covert communications, agile security, and security mindset.  She tweets from time to time as @lady_nerd.

An amateur python developer, known troublemaker and occasional gamer, Laura lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and daughter.


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Event Details

Monday, Jul 20, 2015

6:30-7:00 pm: Registration
7:00-8:00 pm: Presentation
8:00-9:00 pm: Social Hour

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