Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Edit: Sorry, this event has been cancelled due to personal reasons. Sorry for getting your hopes up!

Michael Howard, author of Writing Secure Code is in Wellington to present a free workshop on Wednesday 27 January:

"Everything Developers Need to Know About Security... and more!"

Over the last few years, Michael has heard every plausible and implausible excuse for not paying attention to security. Come to this lighthearted, but deadly serious talk and learn some of the tricks of the trade to help you learn more about security, some of the critical skills you should know, and how to get others to pay attention to security too.

Following pizza, in the second part of this presentation Michael will cover some of the tools and processes that you can use to help make developing .NET or ASP.NET applications more secure, such as FxCop, Threat Modelling, the Web protection library and the VSTS SDL template.

Michael has been a big part of the Security Development Lifecycle at Microsoft, and the lifecycle and principles are used by many companies around the world - not just those in the Microsoft development space.

The workshop should be fun - Michael presented a similar talk at TechEd 2009, which was very well received.

What: Everything Developers Need to Know About Security. and more!
Who: Michael Howard, Microsoft
When: Wed 27 Jan, 5-8pm
Where: TBA (Wellington CBD)
How: RSVP to kirkj@paradise.net.nz ASAP - places are limited!
Cost: Free! Pizza and drinks will be provided mid-way through

More information about Michael:

Michael Howard, Principal Security Program Manager, Microsoft's Security Engineering Team, Microsoft

Michael Howard is a principal security program manager on the Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group's Security Engineering team at Microsoft, where he is responsible for managing secure design, programming, and testing techniques across the company.

Howard is an architect of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), a process for improving the security of Microsoft's software.

Howard began his career with Microsoft in 1992 at the company's New Zealand office, working for the first two years with Windows and compilers on the Product Support Services team, and then with Microsoft Consulting Services, where he provided security infrastructure support to customers and assisted in the design of custom solutions and development of software.

In 1997, Howard moved to the United States to work for the Windows division on Internet Information Services, Microsoft's next-generation web server, before moving to his current role in 2000.

Howard is an editor of IEEE Security & Privacy, a frequent speaker at security-related conferences and he regularly publishes articles on secure coding and design. Howard is the co-author of seven security books, including the award-winning Writing Secure Code, The Security Development Lifecycle, Writing Secure Code for Windows Vista and his most recent release, 24 Deadly Sins of Software Security.

Edit: Sorry, this event has been cancelled due to personal reasons. Sorry for getting your hopes up!

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