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Tuesday, January 27 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Threat Modeling for the Gaming Industry

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Modern games are complex pieces of software, running on multiple platforms across many different genres, and with a variety of player goals dependent on the game. Despite the complexity of modern games, many common security issues exist that we can identify and expand upon during the planning, development, and testing phases of the development process. Threat modeling is a security activity that maps threats and their respective attack vectors, assets, and controls to a system to help identify vulnerabilities and assist with secure system design.

If you’re working with games then this talk will help you understand how issues around client-side logic, proprietary network protocols, user account management, and playing on an untrusted platform can impact the overall security and user’s experience. By addressing security issues during the design and development stages and then reinforcing them during testing, we can move the industry towards creating a more secure gaming experience.

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Robert Wood

Robert Wood is a Technical Manager and the Red Team Practice Director at Cigital, with over 5 years of experience in a variety of roles including application security consultant, network penetration tester, red teamer, and digital forensics analyst. Robert has worked with organizations... Read More →

Tuesday January 27, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Annenberg Community Beach House: Track 4 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402

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