AppSecDC Coming Up In a Month

The AppSecDC 2012 LogoWe’re usually not the “press release” kind of site but given that I was on AppSecDC’s PC and am giving two talks … I guess I can make an exception just this one time. 🙂 At just $445 for two days of great talks and networking possibilities, it seems like a good deal for those that work locally. Plus if you are a student it’s only $75!

The event is already listed in our calendar but here is the press release with lots of extra details.


OWASP AppSec DC 2012

East Coast’s Premier Information Security Conference Returns with OWASP AppSec DC 2012

Popular Event to Attract Leading Experts for Four Days of Discussion and Training, April 2 – 5

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 5, 2012 – AppSec DC, the East Coast’s premier information security conference, returns with AppSec DC 2012 ( Now in its third year, AppSec DC is the Open Web & Application Security Project’s (OWASP’s) annual gathering of leading experts in the field of application security. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, April 2-5.

AppSec DC features two days of training April 2-3, followed by two days of talks, April 4-5. The event will provide a forum for hundreds of IT professionals interested in securing web technologies to learn, interact, network, and attend presentations and training given by some of the world’s top practitioners of application security.

“With the ever growing number of intrusions that have taken place over the past year, we feel that the business and federal communities could greatly benefit from what we offer now more than ever,” said Mark Bristow, AppSec DC Organizer. “We encourage security professionals, technology executives, students, and anyone with who realizes the importance that application security plays in all of our lives to attend.”

Highlight’s of AppSec DC 2012 will include:

  • Keynote by Daniel Earl Geer, Jr., Sc.D., Creator of the Index of Cyber Security (2011) and the Cyber Security Decision Market (2011), among his numerous other accomplishments
  • Presentation by Joe Jarzombek, Director for Software Assurance, National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Presentation by Ken Johnson, Senior Security Architect for, responsible for securing mobile applications, web services and web applications
  • Panel topics to include Critical Infrastructure, Pentesting Smart Grid Web Apps, How to Get Every IT Architect to Become a Security Ambassador, Adapting and Managing IT Security Solutions for Industrial Control Systems
  • Training classes to include Assessing and Exploiting Web Applications with Samurai-WTF, Building Secure Android Apps, Secure Web Application Development Training
  • Full schedule at

Bristow added, “In accordance with the broadening of OWASP’s mission after the 2011 OWASP Global Summit, AppSec DC is not restricting its content to strictly to the realm of web applications. We invite all practitioners of application security and those who work with or interact with all facets of application security to submit papers and participate in the conference.”

OWASP AppSec DC attracts a worldwide audience. Executives from Fortune 500 firms along with technical thought leaders such as security architects and lead developers will be traveling to hear the cutting-edge ideas presented by Information Security’s top talent. Past conferences have drawn more than 700 technologists from Government, Financial Services, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Technology, and many other verticals.

Sponsored by Aspect Security, Securicon, MANDIANT, Trustwave, Secure Ideas, and nVisium Security, AppSec DC is hosted by the Washington, D.C. chapter of Open Web &Application Security Project (OWASP), a 501c3 Not-For-Profit, is an open-source application security project made up of corporations, educational organizations, and individuals from around the world. Providing free, vendor-neutral, practical, cost-effective application security guidelines, the organization has become the de facto standards body for application security over the past decade.

To attend OWASP AppSec DC 2012, visit: or register at To become a member of OWASP or a sponsor of AppSec DC 2012, kindly drop us a note at: [email protected].


Check out the original press release for a few more tidbits I left out in order to cut the post down some. Ok, now on to developing my talks… See ya! Today’s post pic is from none other than

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