OWASP announces International Application Security Conference 2009

Washington DC will be hosting the 2009 OWASP Application Security Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on November 10-13th, 2009.

AppSec DC 2009 will provide a venue for developers, managers and IT professionals to learn, interact, network, and attend presentations and training given by some of the world’s top practitioners of web application security.

Executives from Fortune 500 firms along security architects and lead developers will be traveling to hear the ideas presented by Information Security’s top talent. OWASP events attract a worldwide audience interested in “what’s next” in application security. The conference is expected to draw 600-700 technologists from government, financial services, media, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, technology, and other verticals.

Highlights include a keynote from Joe Jarzombek, Director for Software Assurance in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), a panel discussion of US Government CIOs on their experiences with AppSec, a panel of industry experts on implementing security in development cycles, and a wide variety of talks by leading personalities in the field of web application security, including Robert “RSnake” Hansen, Robert Auger, Chris Wysopal, and others.

AppSec DC 2009 will feature interactive, hands-on training courses led by some of the leaders in application security (Security Compass, Aspect Security, WhiteHat Security, Inguardians and others followed by four speaking tracks. Opportunities to interact with AppSec sponsors and vendors will also be available, as well as an OWASP-sponsored Capture the Flag competition and other events.

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