Most software applications exhibit common security vulnerabilities. This presentation will describe and demonstrate some of the top common vulnerabilities found in most applications. Furthermore, we will cover how you can discover some of these vulnerabilities on your own and describe how these vulnerabilities may be corrected. Aspects of a secure development lifecycle will also be addressed.
Steve Kosten is a security consultant at Cypress Data Defense and an instructor for the SANS DEV541 Secure Coding in Java/JEE: Developing Defensible Applications course. He's previously performed security work in the defense and financial sectors and headed up the security department for a financial services firm. He is currently the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Denver chapter leader and is on the board for the OWASP AppSec USA conference. He has presented security talks before numerous conferences. He is experienced in secure code review, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, risk management. He holds a bachelor of science in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Information Security from James Madison University. He currently maintains GSSP-JAVA, GWAPT, CISSP, and CISM certifications. Steve resides in Golden, Colorado. In his spare time, Steve enjoys attending his childrens' sporting events with his wife, road and mountain biking, snowboarding, golfing, volleyball, and paragliding.