Software Development The Next Security Frontier

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The presentation

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With over 70% of security vulnerabilities existing at the application layer (Gartner Group, 2005), the landscape of security is changing. The vulnerability of software continues to increase as criminals continue to proliferate attacks. Writing secure code isn’t the only answer. Combating the problem of insecure software requires a combination of policy, process and people. This presentation will cover what it takes to build secure software and explore developing a professional standard for software development.

The speaker

Jim Molini, CISSP, CSSLP

Jim is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, working in the Identity and Security Division.

He has more than 22 years experience in the field of Information Security, including extensive experience in system and software security, intrusion detection, and risk management. He has worked in government and the private sector, including time as CEO of Hyperon, Inc., VP of Data Security at First USA Bank, and Computer Security Coordinator for NASA’s Space Shuttle Flight Software development team.

Jim has been a CISSP for more than 15 years and sits on the America’s Advisory Board at (ISC)2. He has written and spoken internationally on the topic of Information Security.