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As testers, we know bugs are often found off the happy path, yet we design personas emphasizing positive experiences. There’s a darker path that can attract attackers to our software, and understanding the attackers’ motives can help us find security bugs that may have otherwise eluded us. I’ll share actual examples and guide you through a few exercises to help you think like an attacker.

Key Learnings

Hackers are normal, everyday people.
Our design decisions influence the types of attacks our application will face.
Your corporate security team can be a great partner in test design.

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Josh Gibbs

Josh Gibbs is a security tester at Rackspace. He saw the need for modern application security while building network security monitoring systems for banks. The challenge of defending applications from complex, distributed attacks was all it took for him to make the jump to software... Read More →

Friday August 18, 2017 3:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
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