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This is the homepage for the 2016 Boston Application Security Conference (BASC). This free conference will take place 8:30am to 6:30pm on Saturday, October 1st at

The BASC will be a free, one day, informal conference, aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of application security in the greater Boston area. While many of the presentations will cover state-of-the-art application security concepts, the BASC is intended to appeal to a wide-array of attendees. Application security professionals, professional software developers, software quality engineers, computer science students, and security software vendors should be able to come to the BASC, learn, and hopefully enjoy themselves at the same time.


Please register now!

Admission to the BASC is free but registration is required for breakfast, lunch, and the evening social time. We will do everything possible to accommodate late registrants but the facility and food are limited.


Opening Keynote: AppSec and DevOps

Dennis Hurst, Saltworks

Dennis's opening keynote will focus on the integration of Application Security into an Agile / DevOps environment and will discuss what Dennis has seen work well, what new challenges these development and deployment approach bring and a few “lessons learned the hard way” types of mistakes made and learned from.

Dennis Hurst is a highly respected security expert with unprecedented expertise in the area of application security and the integration of security into all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

Closing Keynote: Soft Skills Matter - How to speak XSS

Deidre Diamond, CyberSN and #brainbabe

In today’s technology-based economic landscape, application security is at the heart of risk. How does an application security engineer go from discovering XSS to attending business meetings? Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO of CyberSN, has spent her career building teams comprised of technical and non-technical people that have created high-performance project success and extreme job satisfaction. Deidre will cover the soft skills fundamentals that members of technical and non-technical teams need in order to specialize in one's own specific function while powerfully speaking to the business. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the importance of lean language, win/win communication and making measurable agreements. Join Deidre in closing out our event by looking at the social aspect of what we do every day.

Deidre Diamond is the Founder and CEO of the national cyber security staffing company CyberSN, the Founder of not-for-profit thought leadership platform #brainbabe, and a Strategic Board Member of ICMCP. Prior to founding and #brainbabe, she was the CEO of Percussion Software, the first VP of Sales at Rapid7 (NYSE:RPD) and the VP of Sales for the national technical staffing company Motion Recruitment. Because Diamond herself was hired as an entry-level college graduate and trained to lead technology service organizations and cyber security organizations, she believes the tech community needs to expand its awareness of what it means “to be in tech” and what it means “to be in cyber security.” Diamond desires to achieve a new way of hiring and retaining women in cyber security.

The Details

OWASP Boston Chapter

BASC is presented by the OWASP Boston chapter.

You can find out more about this conference at the 2016 BASC Homepage
or by emailing [email protected]
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