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OWASP announces keynotes for AppSec Europe 2014

25 April 2014: OWASP has announced four world-renowned keynote speakers for AppSec Europe 2014 that takes place at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK from 23-26 June and will put the spotlight on the latest threats and trends in web application security. Jacob West, CTO for Enterprise Security Products (ESP) at HP will present on Fighting Next-Generation Adversaries with Shared Threat Intelligence, while Dr. Steven J. Murdoch, a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Security Group of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory will explore Anonymous Communications and Tor: History and Future Challenges. Wendy Seltzer, Policy Counsel to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) will address the audience on privacy, security, and social web standards; and Lorenzo Cavallaro, a Lecturer at the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London will explore CopperDroid, an automatic VMI-based dynamic analysis system to reconstruct the behaviour of Android malware.

"Today, mobile devices and their application marketplaces drive the entire economy of the mobile landscape," says Lorenzo Cavallaro. "Android platforms alone have produced staggering revenues exceeding $9 billion but this inevitably attracts cybercriminals and malware is now hitting the Android markets at an alarmingly rising pace."

HP's Jacob West has been studying techniques for identifying, anonymizing, and sharing threat intelligence and exploring use cases ranging from DDOS to malware, where this approach can speed response times and prevent breaches. "Adversaries today are technically advanced, structured around an underground governed by market forces and using paradigm shifts in technology to compromise more victims," says West.

In his talk on the evolution of Anonymous, Dr. Steven J. Murdoch will describe some of the key changes in how the organisation communicates and what has motivated them. "The growing popularity of Anonymous communication systems has also led to commercial and political realities effecting how projects are run and software is designed, says Dr Murdoch.

AppSec Europe 2014 is expected to attract over 400 industry and government leaders, academics, security architects and developers to share the latest ideas, initiatives and advances in technology to improve the security of web applications and protect personal and corporate information. AppSec Europe is organised by the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Foundation, an open-source organisation with over 45,000 participants from around the world, which provides free, vendor-neutral guidance, knowledge, tools and research around web application security. AppSec conferences run annually in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, with keynote presentations supported by group sessions, panel discussions, workshops, an exhibition and learning opportunities for developers, business owners and security experts.

Sponsors of AppSec Europe include Gotham Digital Science, HP, 7 Elements, Acunetix, BCC Risk Advisory, Checkmarx and Cigital.

For more information on the agenda and speakers and to register, visit: https://2014.appsec.eu/

About OWASP
OWASP is the foremost web app security organisation in the world, with thousands of members globally, including some of the biggest names in the industry. The goals of OWASP are to make web applications safe and to educate users, developers, governments, and business leaders on how to protect vulnerable information and avoid dangerous hacks that can cost millions of pounds to fix. OWASP has a strong open and global community with more than 45,000 participants, more than 65 organisational supporters and over 60 academic supporters, via 200 local chapters across six continents in 117 countries. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all materials are available under a free and open software license.

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