IT Conference SANS AppSec 2012 to Address Application Security Needs
Sans AppSec 2012 is notable for combining an IT conference with a series of training courses.
This year, the courses are on April 24-May 2 in Las Vegas. The conference takes place in between these dates on April 30-May 1. The conference theme is application security at scale.
What to Expect
The SANS AppSec IT conference is a series of 50-minute presentations. Within the general framework of application security, topics cover areas such as:
Security of smart mobile devices. With around 10 billion downloads for phone and tablet apps, attackers have a lot of chances to compromise software.
Private records in the cloud. How are attackers accessing the cloud and what can businesses do about this?
Limited resources of small companies. Companies must manage these resources effectively to keep attackers at bay and stave off security attacks.
Other less-prominent security problems: Attackers aren't the only problem. System bugs can destroy apps. It's crucial to test for bugs and fix them as soon as possible.
SANS AppSec 2012 Training
For more than 20 years, the SANS Institute has supplied information security training across the world. The training being offered this year at Vegas includes:
Securing web application data against attacks. With the amount of data on web applications growing rapidly, security is essential.
Mobile security. With hundreds of thousands of apps for iOS and Android, the potential for security breaches is vast. Two courses address the major issues.
Getting developers to take security seriously. Programmers need to take more note of application security. A four-day course covers the practical skills programmers need.
SANS certainly seems to have developed a winning formula with its blend of training and IT conference. This year, the company expects attendee numbers at SANS AppSec to reflect this once again.
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