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The Presentation: "Vulnerabilities in Secure Code - Now and Beyond"

Secure coding practices have advanced significantly within the past decade. Yet, vulnerabilities remain despite the huge advances in secure coding practices. This presentation will discuss real world vulnerabilities in widely deployed server and networking code bases having gone through rigorous automated and manual analysis. Ultimately, the participants are provided fruitful areas and methods to audit against code certified by our industry’s top security programs.

The Speakers: Alex Wheeler and Ryan Smith, Accuvant

Alex is the director of Advanced Research and Development with Accuvant Labs. With over ten years of experience in the information security field, Alex provides a deep knowledge of software security and reverse engineering accompanied by a strong knowledge and experience in the consulting space. Areas of expertise include binary analysis and reverse engineering, exploit development, web application security, and intrusion detection.

Ryan is a Principal Researcher with the Accuvant Labs team. Leveraging over ten years of experience in information security consulting and security research, Ryan provides consulting services to Accuvant clients and focuses on research in the areas of vulnerability discovery, exploitation techniques, reverse-compilation, and anti-anti-debugging.

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