SecAppDev 2023 lecture details

The unabridged history of application security

This talk traces Application Security from its '60s origins marked by poor practices to today's advancements. We aim to inspire security professionals by highlighting the accelerated pace of positive changes over time.

Wednesday June 14th, 16:00 - 17:15
Room Lemaire
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In the '60s, Application Security emerged amid widespread issues like plaintext password storage and poor access control. This talk reviews its history, underscoring notable improvements and an escalating pace of positive change. We navigate through Application Security's past to inspire those in the often taxing security industry, who regularly face insecurities and failures. Taking a retrospective approach, we gain a refreshing perspective on our field's progress, serving as an inspiration by revealing the considerable advancements we've made towards superior security.

Key takeaway

Exploring Application Security's history reveals an encouraging trend: continuous, accelerating improvement over time.

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All SecAppDev participants



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Jim Manico
Jim Manico

CEO, Manicode Security

Expertise: Secure coding, security engineering

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