Sunday, May 3, 2009

Application Worms at OWASP Europe

OWASP AppSec Europe is just around the corner. In just a short week's time security experts from around the world will converge in Poland to discuss cutting edge application security topics.

On Thusday, May 14, I'll be presenting "Real Time Defenses against Application Worms and Malicious Attackers". Here's a quick preview:

- View a live application worm and execute it in an application. If this was our app, how could we have identified this worm? How could we have stopped it? Could we do this in real time without bringing down our site?
- We'll also dissect the application worm to see exactly how it works. It only takes a few lines of code to create a worm which will propagate throughout a site and infect all users.
- Discuss methods for identifying attackers in our applications. What sort of actions are definitely malicious? How can we identify attackers with a low false positive rate? What should we do after we detect an attacker?

If you're interested in application worms, real time defense systems or have responsibilities for high profile website (ie the hackers target you), then I encourage you to attend.

Real Time Defenses against Application Worms and Malicious Attackers
Michael Coates, Aspect Security

Day 2, Thursday, May 14
Track2 : Room 2

-Michael Coates