I am, of course, talking about the 5th Annual AppSec California, brought to you by Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Every year it gets better and better and in fact, it sold out several weeks in advance (so remember to register early next year!).
One of the benefits of being a smaller conference (about 600 attendees) is that the InfoSec professionals, developers, pen testers and QA folks who attend each year find that networking and catching up is much easier with old colleagues and new friends.
Conference highlights included the welcome address from OWASP Chapter Leader Richard Greenberg, a session from Edgescan’s Founder/CEO Eoin Keary and COO Rahim Jina about “Project Edgeguard,” an open framework that allows you to detect malicious content, a women in security panel, closing keynote from Cory Doctorow (Science Fiction Author, Activist and Journalist), and a beautiful poolside reception under the stars.
ITSPmagazine’s Marco Ciappelli and Selena Templeton were on hand to talk to conference attendees and speakers about what stood out most for them at AppSec Cali 2018, and what it means nowadays - as a professional - to be “at the intersection of IT Security and Society.” We’ve compiled some of our conversations into a quick “highlights reel” podcast for you.