Evolution of Web Security: Fundamentals, Emerging Trends, and Ideas for the Future

A session at Webstock 2010

Monday 15th February, 2010

9:00am to 12:30pm (NZMT)

This is a multi-faceted workshop that explores new concepts in web security. After a solid grounding in well-known exploits like cross-site scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgeries (CSRF), I'll demonstrate how traditional exploits are being used together and with other technologies like Ajax to launch sophisticated attacks that penetrate firewalls, target users, and spread like worms. I'll then discuss some ideas for the future, such as evaluating trends to identify suspicious activity and understanding human tendencies and behavior to help provide a better, more secure user experience.

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Chris Shiflett

Apologetic pedant. Partner at @fictivekin. Husband to @christinabklyn. Father to @teganshiflett, @killianshiflett, and @rileyshiflett. Just moved to Boulder.

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Time 9:00am12:30pm NZMT

Date Mon 15th February 2010

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  • Essential PHP Security
  • HTTP Developer's Handbook

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