OWASP AppSec USA Adds Security Heavy-Hitters to Growing List of Speakers

Jul 25, 2013, 12:35 ET from OWASP Foundation

Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson, Senior National Security Insiders from NIST and NERC, High-Profile Anti-CFAA Defense Attorney, Cyber Security Pioneers among the Keynotes

Only Four Months to Go; Tickets and Sponsorships Going Fast for Hottest AppSec Event to Hit the East Coast This Year, Nov. 18-21, NYC

NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OWASP AppSec USA (www.appsecusa.org), the premier security conference for Builders, Breakers and Defenders, has added several new high-level speakers to the growing list of participants for its annual North American conference, which will be held November 18-21 at the Marriott Marquis, in Times Square, New York City.

The new speakers include Oracle Chief Security Officer, National Security insiders, a high-profile anti-CFAA defense attorney and Cyber Security pioneers:

  • Mary Ann Davidson
    CSO, Oracle Corporation
  • Tor Ekeland
  • Matthew Scholl
    NIST Deputy Chief, Computer Security Division
  • Jim St. Pierre 
    Deputy Director, NIST Information Technology Laboratory
  • Bill Cheswick
  • Tim Roxey
    Chief Cyber Security Officer at North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • Jim Christy
    Special Agent (Ret), HQE; Director, Futures Exploration; Defense Cyber Crime Center
    Air Force Office of Special Investigations

For bios and the complete schedule of speakers and sessions, please visit: http://appsecusa.org/2013/schedule/.

In addition to the aforementioned global experts in software security, AppSec USA 2013 welcomes participants from NYSE Euronext, Oracle, UBS, Consumer Reports, Mozilla, MITRE, Etsy.com, Slashdot, CME Group (formerly Chicago Mercantile Exchange), to name a few.

Established in 2004, AppSec USA is the marquee North American conference from the OWASP Foundation Inc., a global, non-profit community focused on improving software security. Now in its ninth year, AppSec USA 2013 will include a Capture-The-Flag (CTF) competition and a Career Fair, along with extensive hands-on training and an exhibition hall.

Sponsors and other supporters of AppSec USA 2013 include Adobe, Aspect Security, HP, AsTech Consulting, eLearnSecurity, F5 Networks, Mozilla, NetSPI, Qualys, Parasoft, Sonatype, ADP, Twitter, Mozilla and many more.

Past attendees of AppSec USA have included representatives from Adobe, Akamai, Amazon, Bank of New York Mellon, Cisco, Cox Communications, Electronic Arts, Exxon Mobile, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Square, Twitter, Morgan Stanley, Lockheed Martin, Oracle, UBS, Unilever, Visa, Medco, Pfizer, Roche, Cushman & Wakefield, Wells Fargo.

Attendees: register before Aug 15th and save $300.  Sponsors: register today as a featured sponsor, visit www.appsecusa.org for more information. 

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