WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), the worldwide nonprofit organization focused on improving the security of software, today announced the speakers and program sessions for its 13th Annual AppSecUSA Conference, taking place in Washington, D.C., October 11-14, 2016.
Speakers will present on a range of social and technical topics affecting application security. Key note speakers include:
- Matthew Green, respected cryptographer and security technologist with over fifteen years of industry experience in computer security. Dr. Green is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute.
- Samy Kamkar, privacy and security researcher, computer hacker, whistle blower and entrepreneur. At the age of 16, Mr. Kamkar co-founded Fonality. He is possibly best known for creating and releasing the fastest spreading virus of all time, the MySpace worm Samy.
- Joe Jarzombek, former Director for Software Assurance in the National Cyber Security Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He led government inter-agency efforts with industry, academia, and standards organizations to shift the security paradigm away from patch management.
- Dan Geer, CISO for In-Q-Tel. Mr. Geer was a key contributor to the development of the X Window System, as well as the Kerberos authentication protocol while a member of the Athena Project at MIT in the 1980s. Shortly after, he created the first information security consulting firm on Wall Street.
For more information about AppSecUSA 2016, including the complete program and speakers, or to register online, please visit the website.
The OWASP Foundation was founded in 2001 and was established as a nonprofit organization in the United States in 2004 to ensure the ongoing availability and support for our work at OWASP. OWASP is an international organization and the OWASP Foundation supports OWASP efforts around the world. OWASP is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. We advocate approaching application security as a people, process, and technology problem because the most effective approaches to application security include improvements in all of these areas. We can be found at www.owasp.org.
Contact: Tiffany Long, 12107893579