Room 1

09:00 - 10:00 (UTC+02)

Talk (60 min)

Keynote: The Abridged History of Application Security

Application Security began in the early '60s, where plaintext password storage, no password policy, poor access control, and other massive security problems were the norm.


This talk with review the history of application security to help illustrate not just how much application security has gotten better, but also how the rate of positive change has been getting better as well. This fun ride through the history of application security will help inspire those who work in the very stressful security industry. Security professionals are often looking closely at failure and insecurity as part of their work, which can be exhausting on many levels. But when we step back and look at our sector historically, we can all see just how much things genuinely are getting better.

Jim Manico

Jim Manico is the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He is also an investor/advisor for Nucleus Security, BitDiscovery, SecureCircle, and Inspectiv. Jim is a frequent speaker on software security practices, is a member of the Java Champion community, and is the author of "Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications" from Oracle Press. Jim also volunteers for the OWASP foundation as the project lead for the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard and the OWASP Cheatsheet Series. For more information, see