Can you speak developer? In this session, we will discuss building a security awareness program as it relates to your most tech-savvy users–software engineers. In this day-and-age of sharing and online openness, we’ll talk about strategies to keep your secrets confidential, while at the same time allowing your developers access to the information they need to get their job done. Understanding the pressures and day-to-day responsibilities a developer experiences goes a long way in understanding how to best approach security. Awareness is only one step in writing secure code, but it is often the biggest challenge you need to face in establishing a successful application security program. Whether you are building the program from the ground-up, or tweaking current processes to make the program run a bit smoother, having the development team working with you is essential in making sure your entire application environment is secure. Arming your developers with the knowledge and awareness they need means less headaches for you when it comes time for the dreaded code review.
- Application Developer Security Education
- Security Awareness
- Building an Application Security Program
About Perry Hemmingsen
Perry Hemmingsen has worked in information security for nine years. Before landing at Target, he has been employed in the energy industry, healthcare/insurance and global finance. With a background in information security, data encryption and software development, his main focus is in application security. In addition to technical savvy, Hemmingsen has heavy experience working with software developers and managers in creating and maintaining application security programs. Throughout his time in the industry, he has done everything from complex code reviews to designing corporate-wide policies and procedures for brand new AppSec programs.