2010 BASC Speakers

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Josh Corman

Joshua Corman is the Research Director of the 451 Group's enterprise security practice. Corman has more than a decade of experience with security and networking software, most recently serving as Principal Security Strategist for IBM Internet Security Systems. Corman’s research cuts across sectors to the core challenges of the industry, and drives evolutionary strategies toward emerging technologies and shifting economics.

Corman is a candid and highly coveted speaker and has spoken at leading industry events such as RSA, Interop, ISACA, and SANS. His efforts to educate and challenge the industry recently lead NetworkWorld magazine to recognize him as a top innovators of IT for 2009. Corman also serves on the Faculty for IANS and is a staunch advocate for CISOs everywhere. In 2010, Corman also co-founded RuggedSoftware.org – a value based initiative to raise awareness and usher in an era of secure digital infrastructure.

Ming Chow (Tufts University, CS Department)

HTML5 Security
The power of HTML5 allows developers to create web applications not just structured content, but its new features has increased the attack surface. It has been demonstrated that the HTML5 offline application cache can be abused. The support for file-based client-side databases will open up the opportunity for SQL injection attack on client machines.

Andrew Gronosky

A Crumple Zone for Service-Oriented Architectures
We present a new architectural construct analogous to the crumple zone in an automobile. It consists of a layer of intelligent service proxies that work together to provide both signature-based and non-signature based defenses. We present our initial design for Java RMI based services and compare it with web application firewalls.

Joshua "Jabra" Abraham, Will Vandevanter (Rapid7)

Hacking SAP BusinessObjects
BusinessObjects is a very widely deployed business intelligence tool. In this presentation we will present the entire lifecycle of attacking a BusinessObjects server using vulnerabilities that we have found during our research.

Christien Rioux (SOURCE Conference)

The Exploit Arms Race
As defenses have become more sophisticated, so have the attacks required to circumvent them. Learn about the roots of techniques like Stack cookies/Stackguard/Run-Time Stack Checking, DEP and ASLR, from attacks like trampolining, return-oriented programming, the evolution of fuzzing techniques, static and dynamic analysis for attacking and defending software.

Paul Schofield (Imperva)

Business Logic Attacks – BATs and BLBs
Business logic attacks are a set of legal application transactions that are used to carry out a malicious operation that is not part of normal business practices. This presentation will provide a quick introduction to business logic attacks, their unique characteristics and the motivation behind their uptick. . Concluding this session we will discuss "virtual patching" using a web application firewall, rather than fixing the application code.

Rob Cheyne (Safelight Security Advisors)

OWASP Basics 1 and 2
Rob presents a number of scenarios that walk participants through the basics of SQL injection, XSS and CSRF, along with a few other tricks he has up his sleeve. Participants will come away with the basic building blocks of knowledge required to create a foundation for further security learning. Participants already knowledgeable on security may learn some new techniques for presenting and teaching this information.

John Carmichael (Safelight Security Advisors)

Coffee Shop Warfare: Protecting Yourself in Dark Territory

Dan Crowley (Core Security)

URL Enlargement
URL shorteners are ubiquitous in today's Internet culture. This talk will aim to demonstrate them. Come see what's behind the short URLs: personal documents, parasitic storage, authentication credentials, attacks and more!

Kenneth Smith

Web Applications and Data Tokenization
Tokenization benefits, drawbacks, work involved, seeing through the vendors claims, some big gotchas to avoid, and realizing ultimate value. See where tokenization makes sense and where it doesn't.

Shakeel Tufail (Fortify)

Open SAMM (Security Assurance Maturity Model)
SAMM is an open framework to help organizations formulate and implement a strategy for software security that is tailored to the specific risks facing the organization. The building blocks of the model are the three maturity levels defined for each of the twelve security practices. These define a wide variety of activities to reduce security risks and increase software assurance. Additional details are included to measure successful activity performance, understand the associated assurance benefits, estimate personnel and other costs.

Conference Organizers

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You can find out more about this conference at the BASC homepage: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/2010_BASC_Homepage.
Conference Organizer: Jim Weiler