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The presentation

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In an enterprise with hundreds or thousands of applications, securing one at a time is too expensive and takes too long. The goal of this session is to identify the strategies that most cost-effectively reduce risk over time. How do we craft an effective application security program using a combination of tools, standard controls, consultants, in-house teams, testers and auditors, and training. How can we manage the cost and risk over time – what metrics have proven to be effective in practice?

The speaker

Jeff Williams is the founder and CEO of Aspect Security, specializing exclusively in application security risk management services. Jeff also serves as the volunteer Chair of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Jeff has made extensive contributions to the application security community through OWASP, including the Top Ten, WebGoat, Secure Software Contract Annex, Enterprise Security API, Risk Rating Methodology, several smaller security tools, and the worldwide local chapters program. Jeff has degrees in psychology, computer science, and human factors, and law.

Jeff has been training developers, architects, managers, and security specialists since 1994. He’s a trained facilitator and ran the SSE-CMM Author Group for several years. He’s spoken at many security conferences and participated in many panels, occasionally serving as moderator.