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Guest Speaker: John McDonnell, Project Leader, CESG/GCHQ
Venue: Hilton Caledonian
Time: Wednesday 12th December; 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
Abstract to follow
Venue: Hilton Caledonian Hotel
Time: Tuesday 23rd October; 7.00pm for a 7.30pm Start
Main Speaker: Brain Chess, Chief Scientist, Fortify Software
Title: Secure Programming with Static Analysis
Creating secure code requires more than just good intentions. Programmers need to know how to make their code safe in an almost infinite number of scenarios and configurations. Static source code analysis gives users the ability to review their work with a fine tooth comb and uncover the kinds of errors that lead directly to vulnerabilities. This talk frames the software security problem and shows how static analysis is part of the solution.
- The most common security short-cuts and why they lead to security failures
- Why programmers are in the best position to get security right
- Where to look for security problems
- How static analysis helps
- The critical attributes and algorithms that make or break a static analysis tool
We will look at how static analysis works, how to integrate it into the software development processes, and how to make the most of it during security code review. Along the way we'll look at examples taken from real-world security incidents, showing how coding errors are exploited, how they could have been prevented, and how static analysis can rapidly uncover similar errors.
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