It’s Just a Web Site: How Poor Web Programming is Ruining Information Security

A session at Stir Trek: Darkness Edition

Friday 17th May, 2013

10:30am to 11:30am (EST)

A review of recent web site attacks will be given to help understand what major vulnerabilities are common for web sites, how attacks are executed, and what a compromise can mean to a company, government, or other organization. Further attention will be given to: how an entity can prevent poor programming from ruining their security; how web programmerscompare to other industries for qualifications required to interact with highly sensitive data; and a forward-thinking discussion on how the industry can be proactive when hiring programmers. The goal of this presentation is to make all parties involved in information security aware of just how serious one poorly created web site can be to fabric of theirinformation security architecture and practices.

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Mark Stanislav

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Mark Stanislav is a Senior Consultant at NetWorks Group, focused on operational automation and information security. With a career spanning a decade, Mark has worked within small business, academia, start-up, and corporate environments primarily focused on Linux architecture, information security, and web application development. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Networking & IT Administration and a Master’s in Technology Studies focused on Information Assurance, both from Eastern Michigan University. Mark also holds his CISSP, Security+, Linux+, and CCSK certifications.

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Time 10:30am11:30am EST

Date Fri 17th May 2013


Theater 6 - Web Track, Marcus Crosswoods Theater

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