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HTML5 – A Beautiful Disaster

This month we will talk Javascript security and also a Backbone extension called Backbone.Detour.

First Talk

HTML5 provides web users a rich experience with features including cross-origin communication, localstorage, sandboxed iframe and web sockets. However, to quote Voltaire, "with great power, comesgreat responsibility." The features that make HTML5 powerful can also leave applications ripe forexploitation. This talk scrutinizes the top five threats that impact HTML5.

Nidhi Shah is a Principal Research Engineer in the Software Security Research division at HP Enterprise Security. Her main focus is staying on top of new and upcoming web technologies and evaluating them for security weakness. Her daily responsibilities include developing innovative algorithms to detect these weaknesses. In past Nidhi has hold senior research positions at Barracuda network where she was responsible for algorithms to detect and prevent latest malware attacks. She is a published author and has spoken at top conferences including RSA USA.

Second Talk

Backbone.Detour - Use Backbone routing as a parameter store.

JDIsaacks is a U.S. Army veteran who served as an Information Systems Analyst and is currently a software engineer at Emcien.

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  • Randall K.

    Hi All!

    The video of the presentation is now available at

    Thanks for coming out!

    2 · March 28, 2013

  • Erin

    Very useful presentation. Thank you!

    March 19, 2013

  • Ted

    @ginger - Good question. I got caught in the storm and was really looking forward to this.

    March 19, 2013

  • Ginger W.

    Was the meetup recorded? It was a bit far for the weather conditions.

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Dan R.

    You can park in the Atlantic Station parking deck. It is free for 2 hours.

    March 18, 2013

    • Erin


      March 18, 2013

  • Erin

    Any tips on parking?

    March 18, 2013

  • Brendellya

    Ran into a conflict.

    March 18, 2013

  • Kai Z.

    Will tonight's meeting be broadcast live (like google hangout)?

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting the group. I am looking for a developer for my startup,

    March 18, 2013

  • Gregory P.

    DAng it I'll be working till 9, maybe next time or if there will be notes sent email I would love to be on the list.

    March 18, 2013

  • Christina D.

    Can't make it, but would love to see the video...;0)

    March 15, 2013

  • Jason F.

    Should have free time.

    March 8, 2013

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