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Appsec California Announces the addition of Jim Manico to list of World-Class Software Security Training Classes Offered

AppSec California 2020 will host two full days of training by world class trainers now available for developers, quality testers, and security professionals.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- AppSec California 2020 will be held January 21-24, 2020 at the beautiful Annenberg Community Beach House in Southern California on Santa Monica State Beach, a three mile stretch of beach along sun drenched Southern California coast. This year's conference will have days 1 & 2 reserved for full-day trainings, while days 3 & 4 will have keynotes and 4 tracks of presentations. AppSec California is a one of a kind experience for anyone in the information security community. https://appseccalifornia.org

Check Out the All-Star Training Lineup:

[ 2-Day Classes ]

Attacking and Defending Containerized Apps and Serverless Tech by Nithin Jois (DevSecOps Solutions Engineer, We45)

What you will learn?

  • Threat landscape and attack surface associated with container and serverless deployments

  • Attacking and securing Kubernetes clusters

  • Attacking and securing Serverless applications

Building Secure API's and Web Applications by Jim Manicco (Founder and Lead Trainer, Manicode Security)

What you will learn?
This highly intensive and interactive 2-day course provides essential application security training for web application and webservice developers and architects

  • The most common threats against applications

  • How to code secure web solutions via defense-based code samples

  • Use of third-party security libraries and frameworks to speed and standardize secure development

  • Secure coding information for Java, PHP, Python, Javascript, and .NET programmers

  • Several hacking and secure coding labs

Hacking for DevOps & Technologists by Chris Kubecka (CEO, Hypasec)

What you will learn?

  • How attackers cover their tracks and take advantage of insufficient logging and monitoring

  • How attackers discover then pivot from one weak system to another, burrowing deep into an organization to steal intellectual property, data or anything of juicy value

  • Basic understanding of IT/ IOT/ ICS protocols

  • Web application testing from a sophisticated attacker point of view

  • Nation-state attack techniques and tools

The DevSecOps MasterClass - AppSec Edition by Abhay Bhargav (CTO, We45)

What you will learn?

  • Practical and Scalable Application Security Automation Techniques that work across different segments of the Agile SDL or DevOps pipeline

  • Integration of AppSec test activities in the CI/CD pipeline

  • Leverage open-source tools and test automation frameworks to integrate SAST, DAST, SCA, IAST in the CI/CD Pipeline

  • Leverage Automation Techniques to implement Security practices for Cloud Deploy

[ 1-Day Classes ]

Social Engineering and Open Source Intelligence Workshop by Joe Gray (Senior OSINT Specialist, Qomplx)

What you will learn?

  • Fundamentals of Social Engineering

  • Understand how to coll OSINT on people and businesses

  • Apply that knowledge to co up with realistic SE scenarios like Phising, Vishing, Baiting, etc.

Web Application Hacking Training by Vandana Verma (Security Solutions Architect, IBM)

What you will learn?

  • Understanding of manual & automated tools and techniques and when to apply them.

  • Clear understanding of the Web Application Penetration Testing

  • Ability to analyze a Web Application from a Security Standpoint

  • Gain confidence in customizing your Application Security Testing Approach to suit the application specific pentesting needs, by gaining clarity on the powerful features of Burp Suite Tool

  • Build a clear scope to prioritize your security testing

Keynote Speakers
Alex Stamos, the well-known and highly respected cybersecurity and business leader, previously the CSO for Facebook, and CISO for Yahoo. He's been one of the more forthright people in tech, and his blogs are acknowledged as some of the best around, as he tackles the really tough issues of tech, cyber warfare, and society.

Samy Kamkar, the famous privacy and security researcher, computer hacker, whistleblower and entrepreneur, known for creating SkyJack, Evercookie, which appeared in a top NSA document revealed by Edward Snowden and the author of the now infamous Samy Worm which took down MySpace.

Eva Galperin, EFF's Director of Cybersecurity, she has applied the combination of her political science and technical background to everything from organizing EFF's Tor Relay Challenge, to writing privacy and security training materials.

Join us on the beach, grab drinks, hack around, network with over 600 security pros and end the day with a serene sunset. Register before discount pricing ends, so go and own a ticket before it's gameover. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/appsec-california-2020-tickets-77058946383

Diversity and Student Discounts
OWASP AppSec California is dedicated to increasing diversity in the workplace while also helping solve the information security talent shortage. With these goals in mind, the conference is providing diversity scholarships (LGBTQ+, PoC, Women, Veterans, etc.) that covers the price of conference admission and a travel stipend (up to $1200 USD). We are hoping to attract underrepresented groups who either are software developers interested in security, information security practitioners with an interest in application security, or students looking to learn more about security. The application form is available here https://2020.appseccalifornia.org/diversity/

Students are eligible to receive a 2-day conference registration ticket for only $99 (75% discount). The ticket does not include any training sessions and registration must be done using a valid .edu email address to qualify for the discount.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, both for the media and for vendors in the security industry. Sponsors will experience the true beach environment, enjoying the sea air and having the attendees join them at the Vendor Expo for the Opening Reception Jan 24th. See full details and let us help you grow your business. https://2020.appseccalifornia.org/sponsors

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a not-for-profit, worldwide organization focused on improving the security of application software. OWASP's mission is to make application security visible to ensure that organizations and individuals can make informed decisions about true application security risks. Participation in OWASP is free of charge and open to the general public. All OWASP materials are available under a free and open source license.

California OWASP Chapters
The OWASP Los Angeles chapter hosts a networking dinner on the fourth Wednesday of every month, and the Orange County chapter meets on the fourth Thursday. OWASP Bay Area meets every other month, while OWASP San Diego, OWASP Santa Barbara chapters meet monthly, and OWASP San Fernando Valley meets every other month on second or third Thursday. Great networking, food and drinks, and awesome presentations focused on what security is really about.

Join the movement!


SOURCE AppSec California