OWASP’s 13th Annual AppSecUSA Security Conference (held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel in Washington DC, USA) was an amazing opportunity to discuss security with developers and security experts from across the U.S. and around the world.
If you were unable to attend AppSec USA 2016, don’t worry, OWASP recorded all of the sessions, which were posted on the OWASP YouTube channel. In the meantime, take a look at the major highlights we picked from the event:
1. Fascinating talks
At the conference, we had the chance to watch some compelling talks which followed the 2-days training session. We highlight the talk by James Wickett from Signal Sciences “Serverless Security: Doing Security in 100 milliseconds”. Very interesting indeed!
Kunal Anand from Prevoty also gave a great talk about Language-theoretic Security (LANGSEC) and how it can be used to protect against threats. Namely, by walking us through the creation of ksql, a minimalistic query language protected by LANGSEC.
2. Jscrambler Booth and Demos
3. Ninja Challenge
Lots of participants showed their skills in reverse-engineering, obfuscation and minification by solving our exercises but the top 3 submissions proved to be the elite Ninjas. At the end of the conference, the grand prize winners of Ninja Challenge were revealed. Congratulations to the winners, who received an awesome drone each from Jscrambler’s CEO, Rui Ribeiro (on the left).
- Li-Wey Lu from Illinois, USA
- Alex Campos from Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Kim Seong from California, USA
4. Space Invaders Giveaway
We had plenty of giveaways to offer at booth S27 during OWASP AppSecUSA 2016. We offered our visitors a chance to be the master of one of our Space Invaders!
5. Top 10 Tweets from AppSecUSA
To recap the event, Signal Sciences have captured what they think are the Top 10 tweets of the event. Check them out here:
Huge thanks to the local OWASP AppSecUSA 2016 organizing team and OWASP staff for delivering such a stimulating conference! It was a pleasure to again sponsor the premier application security conference for developers and security experts and be inspired to continue tackling security challenges in more and more innovative ways.