Philippe De Ryck

Hi, I'm Philippe, and I help developers protect companies through better web security. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, I travel the world to teach practitioners the ins and outs of building secure software.

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AppSec is too hard!?

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Abstract

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.


About Dr. Philippe De Ryck

Hi, I'm Philippe, and I help developers protect companies through better web security. Learn more about my security training program, advisory services, or check out my recorded conference talks.

Philippe De Ryck

Dr. Philippe De Ryck

Hi, I'm Philippe, and I help developers protect companies through better web security. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, I travel the world to teach practitioners the ins and outs of building secure software.


Talks and workshops

You will often find me speaking and teaching at public and private events around the world. My talks always encourage developers to step up and get security right.


Articles

Security is often about small nuances. In my articles, I dive deeper into various security topics, providing concrete guidelines and advice. My articles also answer questions I often get while speaking or teaching.


Security resources

Getting security right is all about knowledge. I strongly believe in sharing that knowledge to move forward as a community. Among my resources, you can find developer cheat sheets, recorded talks, and extensive slide decks.


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