STAREAST 2017 Tutorial: Web Security Testing: The Basics and More

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Web Security Testing: The Basics and More

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Web applications are often security critical or serve as front-ends for security critical applications, making web testing for vulnerabilities an essential part of software testing. Unfortunately, most software testers have not been taught how to identify web security issues while testing applications. Join Jeffery Payne as he shares what you need to know to security test web-based applications as part of your overall testing process. Learn about the most common web security vulnerabilities and how they are introduced into web code and exploited by hackers. Explore test techniques for ensuring that common security features are tested; learn how to identify key security risks within web applications; and find about about security testing techniques and tools to mitigate them. See examples of common web security vulnerabilities and how to identify them. Take home a compendium of tools and techniques to test the security of your web applications going forward.

Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods. Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles and recognized by Inc. magazine in 2012 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was chairman of the board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting. He has published more than thirty papers on software development and testing, and testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber terrorism, and software quality.