Confessions of a Recovering Software Developer: Analytical Engines, Parking Tickets and Cybersecurity
Welcome to Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Albany Chapter's first meeting! OWASP is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Our mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations are able to make informed decisions. OWASP is in a unique position to provide impartial, practical information about AppSec to individuals, corporations, universities, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. Operating as a community of like-minded professionals, OWASP issues software tools and knowledge-based documentation on application security.
Code. Software. Source. Migraine-producing hallucinogen. It goes by many names, but all lead to one undeniable truth - the simple concept of automating calculations with a machine has changed society, our world and humanity itself. From automating simple tasks to saving lives, software has improved every part of life, but at what cost? Our cars, toasters and iPhones work tirelessly on our behalf, but these advances have also introduced new risks. Today's "operating system" is a complex - and vulnerable - ecosystem of iPhones, Twitter accounts and missile defense systems. The question now is, what do we do about it?
Join GreyCastle Security CEO Reg Harnish in a frank conversation about the evolution of computer software, the risks that have been introduced by computers and the solutions that will keep us safer into the future.
Lunch is provided!
Brought to you by OWASP Albany Chapter and Troy Web Consulting