ATLRUG - Railsgoat - 4 hour workshop

Ken Johnson is the CTO of Washington, DC-based nVisium, a code security firm. Ken has been working with Rails in both a development as well as security capacity since 2011. This unique vantage point, coupled with a healthy dose of Rails code reviews and development, led to the creation of Railsgoat, a free Rails-based security training platform.

Join Ken as he teaches the fundamental aspects of Rails security as well as counter measures that can be taken to avoid serious problems.

The course will demonstrate and discuss:

•  Common Code Flaws - Exploitation & Defense

• Common Misconfigurations

• Free Defensive Tools

• Security-based Unit-Tests

• Regression Testing

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  • Steve S.

    Thanks Ken and John. That was an awesome workshop and I plan to do a code audit once I get back from vacation.

    1 · September 11

  • David L.

    Very informative. Thanks so much for Ken and John coming down to do this!

    2 · September 11

  • Sam S.

    Hi Ken, I don't have a laptop available. I work from a desktop. Am I wasting my time and yours to come with no laptop?

    September 9

    • Frank R.

      I would say, go ahead and come and pair program with someone :-)

      September 9

    • Sam S.

      Thanks !

      September 10

  • Al S.

    We have been moved back into the large meeting space so I removed the RSVP limit.

    September 9

  • Al S.

    Remember to bring your laptop with installed Rails statck.

    September 8

    • Steve S.

      Any particular version of Rails?

      September 8

    • Al S.

      R3.2 currently

      September 9

  • Al S.

    If you can't make it to the workshop on Wednesday, please update your RSVP so you free your slot. Thanks.

    September 8

  • Al S.

    Appears that we have been moved to a smaller room so I have capped the workshop attendance at 36 with a waiting list. I will monitor this so EVERYONE who wants to come can come. PLEASE join the WAITING list if you still want to come. We have larger room for evening meeting.

    September 8

  • Steve S.

    Is this free?

    August 26

    • Al S.

      Event: Yes/Free; Parking: Probably Paid; Marta: Close to Midtown station (i think).

      August 26

    • Bill S.

      Arts Center Marta station is the closest one.

      September 4

  • Sam Skinner, P.

    This looks like a great follow-on to Frank Rietta's talk at the last meet-up.

    1 · August 22

    • Frank R.

      And I will be at this one too, ready to learn :-)

      September 3

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