December 4, 2008 · 6:00 PM
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WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 6:00pm US EST (UTC/GMT-5) (What time is that for you? See
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2008&month=12&day=04&hour=18&min=00&sec=0&p1=25 which shows the time as US EST and you can choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.)
http://experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/ DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at
ABOUT THIS SESSION: Out 6pm talk on Thursday Dec 04 will be Scott Stroz presenting, "Hack-Proofing Your ColdFusion Powered Sites". He offered this talk at Max, and with the great number of people whose sites have been hacked in recent months due to SQL Injection and more, this is a very important talk. Note that there will be no meeting on Nov 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.
TOPIC DESCRIPTION: You use ColdFusion because it’s fast, easy, and incredibly productive, and the end result is fast and highly scalable. But is your application secure? Have you taken the necessary steps to stop hackers, or have you hung a welcome sign for them on your virtual door? ColdFusion applications can indeed be highly secure, but only if the developer makes them so. In this lesson you’ll learn about SQL injection attacks, session hijacking, and more, and you’ll walk away armed with the knowledge you need to lock hackers out in the cold.
SPEAKER: Scott Stroz is a senior software architect at Alagad. He has been working with ColdFusion since version 5 and has been a Macromedia/Adobe Certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer since ColdFusion MX. He is currently a member of the Adobe Community Experts for ColdFusion. Scott is also a blogger, author and frequent speaker at user groups and conferences on various Flex and ColdFusion topics.
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