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Ladies’ Night - Pushing Left Like a Boss: Application Security Foundations

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Noëmi K. and Martin T.


Diversity is an important topic in our community. While as always everyone is welcome to join our meet up, we especially want to encourage our female peers to come and join!

18:00 Doors Opening
18:30 Talk by Tanya Janca
20:00 Q/A
After the meetup, we'll head to a near-by bar for drinks.

About the Talk:
With incident response and penetration testing currently receiving most of our application security dollars, it would appear that industry has decided to treat the symptom instead of the disease. 'Pushing left' refers to starting security earlier in the SDLC; addressing the problem throughout the process, and specifically during the development phase. From scanning your code with a vulnerability scanner to red team exercises, developer education programs and bug bounties, this talk will show you how to 'push left', like a boss.

This talk is aimed at developers, operations, DevOps, people who are new to application security, managers, or anyone who works in any other field of security than AppSec.

About the Speaker:
Tanya Janca is a senior cloud advocate for Microsoft, specializing in application security; evangelizing software security and advocating for developers through public speaking, her open source project OWASP DevSlop, and various forms of teaching via workshops, blogs and community events. As an ethical hacker, OWASP Project and Chapter Leader, software developer, effective altruist and professional computer geek of 20+ years, she is a person who is truly fascinated by the ‘science’ of computer science.
Tanya Janca is also one of the keynote speakers at the DevOpsDays Zurich-Winterthur ( (May 2nd and 3rd in Winterthur Switzerland). She will be speaking there on the 2nd of May.

The meetup will take place in the "Mensa" building in Winterthur. Here a map of the ZHAW Buildings in Winterthur:
Technikumstrasse 9 · Winterthur
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On the Upper Floor of the Mensa

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