A Web Hacking Odyssey – The Top Ten Hacks Of The Year presented at ITWeb Security Summit 2010

by Jeremiah Grossman (WhiteHat Security),

Tags: Web Security

URL : http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30291&catid=0&Itemid=178

Summary : Every year, powerful new Web hacking techniques are revealed, many of which are highly sophisticated and esoteric. Staying up-to-date on these threats is a full-time job. This session separates the best from the rest and selects the top 10 to cover in technical detail. The session will explore how Web security is impacted, the business risks posed, which are likely to be used maliciously and some of the prevalent security issues emerging in 2010.

• The top 10 Web hacking techniques
• How Web security is impacted
• The business risks posed
• The prevalent security issues emerging in 2010

Jeremiah Grossman: Jeremiah Grossman founded WhiteHat Security in August 2001. A world-renowned expert in Web security, Mr. Grossman is a founder of the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), and was named to InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs for 2007. Mr. Grossman is a frequent speaker at industry events including the Black Hat Briefings, RSA Conference, ISACA, CSI, InfoSec World, OWASP, ISSA, and Defcon as well as a number of large universities. He has authored dozens of articles and white papers, is credited with the discovery of many cutting-edge attack and defensive techniques and is a co-author of XSS Attacks: Cross Site Scripting Exploits and Defense. Mr. Grossman is frequently quoted in major media outlets such as USA Today, the Washington Post, The Financial Times, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, USA Today, PC World, Dark Reading, SC Magazine, CNET, CSO and NBC news. He frequently alerts the media community to the latest attacks and is not only able to offer in-depth commentary, but also provide his perspective of what’s to come. Mr. Grossman was named a “friend of Google” and is also an influential blogger (www.jeremiahgrossman.blogspot.com) who offers insight and encourages open dialogue regarding current research and vulnerability trend information. Prior to WhiteHat, Mr. Grossman was an information security officer at Yahoo! responsible for performing security reviews on the company's hundreds of websites. Before Yahoo!, Mr. Grossman worked for Amgen, Inc.