I will be speaking at the MN Government IT Symposium Next Week

Last year I spoke at the Minnesota Government IT Symposium on application security, and I thought it went really well. I ended up with 75 or so attendees (for a 2.5 hour presentation), which I thought was fantastic.

This year I have been honored with being selected to speak again on application security (this time for only one hour) and also on Adobe AIR.

Last year's topic was an "Intro to Web Application Security", so this year I decided to follow up with "Intermediate Web Application Security".

I also submitted a second topic idea on "Building Field Applications with Adobe AIR", which was also selected.

Here are the topic descriptions:

Intermediate Web Application Security

So you've learned the basics. You have a good handle on mitigating threats like SQL injection and cross-site scripting. Are your applications secure now? What about threats like request forgeries and session hijacking? Have you given thought to how you are storing passwords or how you are keeping session credentials safe? In this presentation, we will look at application security topics that go beyond the basics.

Building Field Applications with Adobe AIR

Web applications are great. They are easy to build and maintain, cross platform, and accessible from anywhere. Well, almost anywhere. When we are in the field, we don't always have access to web applications. But that doesn't eliminate our need for them. Using Adobe AIR, we can create applications with the same, easy-to-use, cross-platform web technologies, but installed on the desktop in a "sometimes connected" deployment.

My presentations are both next Thursday the 10th of December. My Intermediate Application Security presentation is the last session of the conference. We'll see if I have the draw to keep people there up to the end ;)

Ben Nadel's Gravatar Awesome my man; I can just imagine it now - you standing in front of a room full of people thinking to themselves, "Crap! I hope no know tries that on my app"... go strike the fear into them :D
# Posted By Ben Nadel | 12/3/09 2:00 PM
Jason Dean's Gravatar @Ben,

Indeed. Scare them straight, right? ;)

I'm really looking forward to the presentations. The IT Symposium has a draw over over 1000 IT professionals from around the state, so it is a great opportunity to spread the word about security and about new technologies, like AIR.
# Posted By Jason Dean | 12/4/09 7:49 AM
Ben Nadel's Gravatar Good luck, you're gonna rock it.
# Posted By Ben Nadel | 12/4/09 8:20 AM
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