When I wrote a blog about SecurityBSides London back in January the conference was over three months away but here we are now with only five more days to go until the first SecurityBSides conference in the UK!
In the last paragraph of that blog post I said I’d responded to the CFP, I was trying to help with sponsorship and if I had time I’d be a volunteer as well.
I was fortunate enough to have two talks selected and thanks to Realex Payments sponsoring the conference I was able to help out with sponsorship as well. I don’t have the time to volunteer now though but as Meat Loaf once said “two out of three ain’t bad”.
I will be doing a talk with Chris Wysopal (Jedi mind tricks for building application security programs: 10am in the Tetris room) and after seeing his slides and my content I think people will really enjoy this talk. It is a mixture of war stories, examples of things that have worked for us, risk equations and real world financial impact data you can use in your own organisations.
My second talk (Agnitio: its static analysis, but not as we know it: 3pm in the Main room) will discuss the Agnitio code review tool. I will give a definition of what I think static analysis, discuss the good and bad points of manual human reviews and automated software reviews before digging deeper into Agnitio. I will be discussing security code review processes and why I developed Agnitio.
I will also be giving a demonstration of v2.0 of Agnitio which includes a demo of an automated static analysis module that will be included in v2.0. I have included 11 demos in the Agnitio talk so don’t blink!
I’m looking forward to seeing some of the other talks on the day when I’m not talking. I’d like to see the talk by Dr Paul Judge but that clashes with my Jedi talk – “be in two places at once I can’t”. I’m looking forward to seeing the talks by Ellen Moar and Colin McLean, Xavier Mertens, Rory McCune and Manuel.
We will be giving some cool Security Ninja and Realex Payments goodies away at the conference so make sure you keep your eyes open for them! I hope to show you what we are giving away early next week
If you have some spare time and want a challenge then make sure you take a look at the three SecurityBSides London challenges. There are some nice prizes available to the winners so make sure you submit your entries before 6pm on the 19th April!
If you can’t make it to the conference I’m sure we can arrange a competition and give some of the goodies away to the winner. We also have some exciting Security Ninja changes coming next week as well so stay tuned to Twitter for that news!
I will be in London all day on Tuesday 19th April and I’m going to be free from about 3pm onwards so if anyone wants to meet up let me know!