• Securing Modern API and Microservices Based Applications by Design

    Synopsis: Many applications are modernized by leveraging APIs and decomposed into smaller units typically living inside containers. These changes involve many new tools and technologies that are not always well understood, leading to a poor application security posture. Many application architects and developers who take advantage of these architectures lack the knowledge to apply the …

  • Designing Secure Cloud-based Web and Mobile Applications

    Synopsis: “UK NHS seeks to recover from global ransomware-attack” “143 million impacted by Equifax breach” “Leaky Amazon S3 bucket sloshes details of thousands with US security clearance” These 2017 headlines remind us that cyber security is ongoing and imperative in all that we design, build, and deploy. In this presentation, Farshad Abasi of¬†Forward Security Inc. …

  • Do Containers fully ‘contain’ security issues? A closer look at Docker and Garden.

    Synopsis: Container technology has been around in various shapes or forms for sometime; however, the recent arrival of Docker, Garden and other providers of a lightweight option to virtualization has put the “container” buzzword on top of most DevOps’ toolkits. As usual, what has been overlooked is security and potential issues that can come about …

  • Security Computing and Internet Use (for novices and seniors)

    Synopsis: Computers and the Internet play a key role in our daily lives today. Everything from travel planning, shopping, banking, ordering food, conducting business, communicating with friends/family/colleagues and more is made more convenient by the Internet which has replaced the traditional methods of performing such tasks. This convenience brings along risks which need to be …