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OWASP: What the experts say about Web Application Security - A Panel Discussion

Jama Software (New Office)
135 SW Taylor Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)

As usual Jama software will provide pizza and drinks to the attendees.



We are often encountered with making non-trivial decisions about Appsec. Participate in an exciting open discussion with the experts on the following (and more) aspects of Appsec:

  • Challenges in establishing a Secure SDLC
  • Growing pains with increased need for security
  • Critical things to focus on for an effective security/Appsec program
  • Effectiveness and use of developer training on Appsec
  • Relevance of OWASP top 10 in today's security landscape?

Bring your burning questions to ask the panel and take this opportunity to share your experiences with others.

Panel Member's Bio:

Brian Ventura – Security Architect at the City Of Portland focused on Information Security program management, Brian also is a SANS Instructor and ISSA education director.

Ian Melven - Ian has worked in the security field for over 15 years in various roles at companies such as @stake, McAfee, Adobe and Mozilla. He currently leads product security at New Relic.

James Bohem - James is the Chief Security Architect at WebMD Health Services in Portland, OR. For the last 16 years he has held Information Security architect and consulting positions, with experience in application security, architecture and compliance strategy across healthcare, technology, retail, financial and manufacturing industries. Before focusing on security, he was a software developer and architect on the UNIX kernel, microkernels, distributed applications and standards development.

Eric Jernigan – Eric is the IT Security Manager at Genesis Financial Solutions and has broad security experience in financial industry.

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland

Meetings are free and open to the public.