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Wednesday, January 28 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Securing Software's Future: Why API Design Matters

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Writing secure software is far cheaper for society as a whole than fixing vulnerable software after it is released. Teaching developers how to write secure software can be very effective in the short term, but over time security knowledge becomes less relevant, some security-conscious developers move into management, and additional uninitiated developers join the work force each year. While secure software development training will always play a role in helping secure application development, are there ways we can prevent even the least security-savvy developers from regularly shooting themselves (and their customers) in the foot? Yes. By providing development environments and APIs that subtly guide developers down a secure implementation path, we can prevent whole classes of vulnerabilities with very little effort. This talk will discuss the properties that tend to exist in safe development environments and will propose some guiding principles that API designers should consider.


Timothy D. Morgan

Blindspot Security LLC
Tim has been taking deep technical dives in security for over a decade. In that time, he has been credited with the discovery and responsible disclosure of numerous security vulnerabilities in a variety of software products, including: IBM Tivoli Access Manager, Sun Java Runtime... Read More →

Wednesday January 28, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Annenberg Community Beach House: Track 3 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402

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