Reflections from SecAppDev alumni

The most valuable aspect of the course was the way that the organizing team managed to ensure that everyone enjoys their stay. Also, the speakers were exceptional and they changed the way I was seeing things in regards to global security!

Alex Gatu, Security Test Consultant, Endava

SecAppDev stands out for its varied mix of both theoretical and practical courses, offering courses for both neophytes and more advanced practitioners of application security. Topics range from fundamental security to emerging technologies, ensuring that you learn something new with every session you attend. The atmosphere really makes you feel at home, plus you get the opportunity to get a taste of Belgium’s rich architecture and refined gastronomy.

Philippe Demaecker, Security Officer, MEDIAGENIX

SecAppDev is a one-week training course that provides a very good introduction on several key area of the Application Security. The course allows students to well understand how security should be included in a Software Development Life Cycle. Trainers are very highly skilled and take time to explain the presented concepts. They are also keen to answer technical questions in detail, even when it spans into the coffee break.

The mindset of this course is "Technical, humbleness and 100% knowledge sharing between all participants, including students".

SecAppDev for me is like a SANS Course but dedicated to the AppSec domain. From a student point of view, it offers the same quality and benefits.

Dominique Righetto, Application Security Consultant, Excellium Services

Broad range of security related information for developers, something for everyone. Great mix of theory and practice, insights and experience.

Keep on rolling, the world needs SecAppDev!

Sean Michael Wykes, CTO, Nascent Secure Technologies

I really enjoyed the week at SecAppDev. It was a wonderful opportunity to get exposed to a broad range of topics, sometimes at an introductory level, other times on a more advanced level. I could refresh and update my prior knowledge in several domains and could also discover some aspects of secure development which were new to me. I also appreciated the interactions with speakers and other participants.

Vincent Gheur, ICT Support Manager, Fluxys

Due to its scale and the format of 90 minutes per talk, topics are discussed in depth with lots of interaction.

SecAppDev is where the frontline of university led research meets day-to-day development and operations, talking in-depth about the best security practices.

Merijn Vogel, Software Developer, First8

I really enjoyed participating in the SecAppDev course, it was a great experience with very interesting content delivered by great speakers. Besides the great content, I much appreciated as well the impeccable organisation, the format and the venue.

I believe it is very valuable that you propose a program which offers some possibility to choose between sessions, which allows the participants to better fine tune the course to their specific interests.

Great value, high quality!

Stefan Eestermans, Security Consultant, Optaris sprl

In 15 years of going to security conferences, I have yet to experience any as inspiring or informative as SecAppDev. With a sharp focus on improving developer knowledge and awareness of secure coding practices, the workshops incorporate the latest in cutting-edge research together with practical programming guidance that offers something for attendees of any experience level.

There is simply no better place to learn about the current state of Privacy, Security and Cryptography than SecAppDev.

Ian Spiro, Director Security Strategy & Research, Codiscope

The SecAppDev course was really interesting. I liked the variety of different subjects and I also liked the great balance between practical and theoretical courses. Together with a very inspiring environment it was a great experience!

Ernst Noorlander, Software Developer, Dutch Tax Office