Evolution of Web Security: Fundamentals, Emerging Trends, and Ideas for the Future

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Location: E145/E146
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This is a multi-faceted tutorial that explores new concepts in web security. After a solid grounding in well-known exploits like cross-site scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgeries (CSRF), I’ll demonstrate how traditional exploits are being combined together and with other technologies like Ajax to launch sophisticated attacks that penetrate firewalls, target users, and spread like worms. I’ll then discuss some ideas for the future, such as evaluating trends to identify suspicious activity and understanding human tendencies and behavior to help provide a better, more secure user experience.

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Chris Shiflett

Analog

Hi, I’m Chris Shiflett, a web developer from Brooklyn, NY, and a founding member of Analog, a web design and development co-operative.

When inspiration strikes, I can be found scribbling on my blog at shiflett.org, or on Twitter as @shiflett. In 2007, I started PHP Advent, an Advent calendar for the PHP community.

I have authored and co-authored a few books — most notably Essential PHP Security and HTTP Developer’s Handbook — and I occasionally write articles for publications like Smashing Magazine, where I also serve on the editorial panel.

My passion for sharing ideas has brought me to a few conferences — including OSCON, Webstock, South by Southwest, and the Future of Web Apps — and events like Foo Camp, Kiwi Foo Camp, and the Microsoft Web Dev Summit.

When not in front of a computer, I can usually be found playing soccer in Prospect Park or riding my single-speed bicycle around Brooklyn.

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Shirley Bailes
07/20/2010 8:45am PDT

@Ravi, we’ll post them here once we get them from the speaker. Thanks!

Ravi Surayapalem
07/20/2010 8:32am PDT

I missed this one,....any ppt or pdf to see what was discussed?

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