I had a great time last Wednesday speaking at the Minnesota Government Information Technology Symposium in St. Paul. I'm really glad they gave me the opportunity to speak about Application Security. I was very pleased with the turn out. I believe I had about 70-75 people in attendance.
My presentation ran about 2 hours. We covered a wide range of basic security topics:
- Assets, vulnerabilities, threats, and counter measures
- SQL Injection
- Cross-Site Scripting(XSS)
- Request Forgeries
- Password Security
For those that missed it, I am attaching my slides to this post.
I want to thank the organizers of the event for putting this on and allowing me to speak. I got a lot out of the symposium and enjoyed most of the presentations I attended. It also helped open my eyes, more, to a problem that I think is being overlooked in much of web development world. Accessibility. You can expect some more blog posts from me in the future about accessibility.