Chats On The Road To Hacker Summer Camp 2019 | DEF CON 27 — AppSec Village | A Conversation With Erez Yalon, Liora Herman, and Jim Manico

Chats On The Road To Def Con 27 | With Erez Yalon, Liora Herman, and Jim Manico.jpeg

By Sean Martin &  Marco Ciappelli

During our Hacker Summer Camp 2019 coverage in Las Vegas, we connect with keynote speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers, and the InfoSec community to keep the conversation going. This is one of those chats.

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First off, a shout out to Tanya Janca for helping us to kick this chats on the road podcast into gear with the introduction to two of our guests today, Erez Yalon and Liora Herman. Of course, our third guest we know very well; it’s always an absolute pleasure to have Jim Manico join us for a conversation!

The topic for this chats on the road is the launch of the new AppSec Village at DEF CON. During our conversation, we look at:

  • Who the Village is designed for (there’s something for everyone interested in coding and/or security and/or applications)

  • The differences between engineers and hackers; are they (m)any?

  • The differences between InfoSec and Hackers in the context of application security

As noted by Liora during the chat, diversity of the community is important to ensure everyone is writing secure code — and this Village was defined and is being managed with this at the forefront. It’s critical that we have a good balance of representation of the community as a whole: women, men, people from the US, people from abroad—application security spans the globe.

It’s important for society to promote good application security — all roads lead to code.
— Jim Manico

It’s also important to recognize that the products and solutions (and applications) we are building a using are comprised of multiple components from all of the place—custom, commercial, and open-source—and from all over the world.

At the end of the day, we’re all speaking about code, and we all need to write secure code.

Start speaking about it with your peers at the inaugural AppSec Village at DEF CON 27. But first, have a listen to this chat to learn more.