Room 1

15:00 - 16:00 (UTC+02)

Talk (60 min)

AppSec is too hard!?

Looking at available tools and features, it is easy to conclude that AppSec is shooting for the moon. Modern frameworks build security in by default, and vulnerable technologies are replaced by more secure alternatives. But regardless of all these good intentions, we see the same vulnerabilities popping up over and over again. Are we just careless when building applications, or is AppSec too hard?

Throughout this talk, we review various cases where frameworks and libraries get in the way of security, paving the way for application-level vulnerabilities. With practical examples, we investigate more robust approaches to application security. The patterns we discuss will not only help you to improve the security of your applications but also make application security more manageable at scale.

Philippe De Ryck

Philippe De Ryck helps developers protect companies through better web security. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, he travels the world to train developers on web security and security engineering. His Ph.D. in web security from KU Leuven lies at the basis of his exceptional knowledge of the security landscape. Google recognizes Philippe as a Google Developer Expert for his work on security in Angular applications.