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This is the homepage for the 2014 Boston Application Security Conference (BASC). This free conference will take place on Saturday, October 18th at the Microsoft Cambridge Sales Office, One Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142. Note the new location, down the street from previous years' conferences.

The BASC will be a free, one day, informal conference, aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of application security in the greater Boston area. While many of the presentations will cover state-of-the-art application security concepts, the BASC is intended to appeal to a wide-array of attendees. Application security professionals, professional software developers, software quality engineers, computer science students, and security software vendors should be able to come to the BASC, learn, and hopefully enjoy themselves at the same time.


AppSec: How It Fits into Digital Security

Securing code is important. But history has shown us that we can never be certain that our code is 100% perfect. This becomes particularly true in rapidly evolving environments. As an industry we need to take a broader look. What security features are provided by the hardware, OS, language, compiler, and even application type? Join us bright and early as Dr. DeMott kicks off the 2014 Boston Application Security Conference with a Keynote you won’t forget.

Dr. Jared DeMott is a seasoned security researcher, and has spoken at conferences such as DerbyCon, BlackHat, Defcon, ToorCon, Shakacon, DakotaCon, CarolinaCon, ThotCon, GRRCon, and Bsides*. Past notable research relates to stopping a trendy hacker exploit technique (known as ROP), by placing as a finalist in Microsoft’s BlueHat prize contest, and by more recently showing how to bypass Microsoft’s EMET protection tool.

Jared is active in the security community by teaching his Application Security course, and has co-authored the book – Fuzzing for Software Security Testing and Quality Assurance. DeMott has been on three winning Defcon CTF teams, and has the black badges to prove it. He has been an invited lecturer at prestigious institutions such as the United States Military Academy, and previously worked for the National Security Agency. DeMott holds a PhD from Michigan State University.

The Details


Admission to the BASC is free but registrationis required for breakfast, lunch, and the evening social time. We will do everything possible to accommodate late registrants but the facility and food are limited. Online registration is now open and you are encouraged to register early.

You can find out more about this conference at basc2014.org
Conference Organizer: Jim Weiler