The Strengths of Combining Code Review with Application Penetration Testing

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The presentation

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The strengths of manual code review in findings vulns (using the Top 10 as the categories)
  • The strengths of manual pen testing in findings vulns (against Top 10)
  • How each technique can leverage the other.
  • How proving vulns can be important, but not really in a mature org
  • The massive benefit of finding where the vulns are in the CODE, not just finding the flaws in the application
  • How tracking down a penetration testing finding to where the flaw is in the actual code can be EXTREMELY hard

The speaker

Dave Wichers is a cofounder and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Aspect Security, a company that specializes in application security services.

As a volunteer to OWASP, Dave is:

Dave has over 20 years of experience in the information security field, and has focused exclusively on application security since 1998. At Aspect, in addition to his COO duties, he is Aspect's application security courseware lead, one of their chief instructors, and provides a wide variety of application security consulting services to Aspect's clients. Prior to starting Aspect, he ran the Application Security Services Group at Exodus Communications. Dave has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science, is a CISSP, and a CISM.