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Why the Web is Broken - Bill Sempf @sempf Bsides Cleveland 2015 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Why the Web is Broken
Bill Sempf @sempf

You have probably been hacked. You might not even know it. Have a Sony PlayStation? Your account is probably out there. Ever bought something from Sears, Target, or Home Depot? Yeah, me too. Insurance from Blue Cross? Watch your credit report. The fact is, so many web applications are easy targets these days. Why? The web is inherently insecure. If you build web applications there is a good chance you are writing sites that are easy targets. If you use web applications you may be an easy target as well. In this session we will take a look at the underbelly of the app security industry, discuss security principles and best practices, and see how to build better web apps and surf safely.

Bill Sempf is a software security architect. His breadth of experience includes business and technical analysis, software design, development, testing, server management and maintenance, and security. In his 20 years of professional experience he has participated in the creation of well over 300 applications for large and small companies, managed the software infrastructure of two Internet service providers, coded complex software happily in every environment imaginable, tested the security of all natures of applications and APs, and made mainframes talk to cell phones. He is the author of C# 5 All in One for Dummies and Windows 8 Programming with HTML5 For Dummies; a coauthor of Effective Visual Studio.NET and many other books, a frequent contributor to industry magazines; and has recently been an invited speaker for the ACM and IEEE, BlackHat, CodeMash, DerbyCon, BSides, DevEssentials, the International XML Web Services Expo and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. Bill also serves on the board of the Columbus branch of the Open Web Application Security Project, and is the Administrative Director of Locksport International.

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