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Presentation: "Defensive Programming - A look at how to break your web app"

Track: Web Security / Time: Tuesday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Store Sal, Musikhuset

The web is a funny old place. You create a wonderful application, deploy it for the world to see and then everybody just wants to break it.

This session will show you some of the common security mistakes made by developers and how to avoid them. There will be (possibly frightening) demos with code in C#.

Talk is rated level 200-300 with a target audience of web developers (not just ASP.NET. All the examples will be done in .NET. Even if you are not a web developer some of the parts of the talk will be handy) and assumes knowledge of web programming, basic security concepts, a working brain and sense of humour.

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Niall Merrigan, Head of Custom Software Development, Capgemini

Niall Merrigan

Biography: Niall Merrigan

Niall is an Irish guy who managed to end up in Norway after finding out the country existed when he was in New Zealand. He works in Capgemini in Stavanger, Norway as their Head of Custom Software Development, and is also an Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2010, Friend Of RedGate and general rugby nut (which means he shouts a lot). He has a passion for web technologies, security and whiskey which can lead to some interesting discussions.

Twitter: nmerrigan