OWASP OC March meeting: API/REST/Webservice Security / Practicing Mindfulness

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1691 Kettering St · Irvine, CA

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park in the back, walk through the front; additional parking on street

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Speakers: Jim Manico, Founder, Manicode Security

Topic: API/REST/Webservice Security

API's are built on the foundation of the same technology that is used to build web applications. Therefore, many of the standard web security defenses will apply when building webservices. However, stateless and other specialized patterns make defending API's different than normal web security in some regards. Access control, request forgery, session management, and other security layers, while familiar, often require different security designs in API's. This module will review these needed security patterns as well as review a host of other specialized attacks and defenses that developers need to be aware of when building secure API's.

Speaker Bio:
Jim Manico is the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He is an investor/advisor for Signal Sciences and BitDiscovery. Jim is also a frequent speaker on secure software practices, is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker and Java Champion community and is the author of "Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications" from McGraw-Hill and Oracle Press. Jim also volunteers for the OWASP foundation where he helps build application security standards and other documentation.

You can find Jim on Twitter at @manicode (https://twitter.com/manicode).


Speaker: Vivek Kashyap, Sr Manager - IT Operations, AT&T, Coach/Motivational Speaker Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence

Topic: Practicing Mindfulness for Technical teams / Busting the Malware of Stress using the Anti-Virus of Mindfulness

Stress is a form of pain that comes to tell you there is something which you need to change. Do you know that more than 75 percent of physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints?
“Over 90% of disease and illness today is based on lifestyle and stress, not genetics.” Bruce Lipton

Just like any dangerous virus/malware stress can infiltrate all aspects (mental, physical & emotional) of your being and reduce your ability to function at optimum levels. Mindfulness is the best antivirus to recognize, manage and remove stress from your system. Learn how to recognize stress and use the tools of mindfulness to manage it effectively.

Research suggests that people who practice mindfulness: have more cognitive flexibility, are able to see beyond what they’ve already done, and are better at solving problems requiring insight. This facilitates what creativity experts refer to as the incubation and insight stages of the creative process. Mindfulness fuels creativity and innovation!

Vivek Kashyap Is Technology professional and a Certified Heart Intelligence Coach who brings clarity and insight into his client’s lives. He has studied and taught meditation for over 25 years and has conducted many programs on: Emotional Mastery, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Empathic and Heart Intelligence. Vivek is also a technology professional who works with organizations to help facilitate their journey into Mindfulness, Heart Centered Leadership and Empathic Intelligence. As an experienced manager, he helps leaders increase their effectiveness through enhanced communication skills, enabling them to build more trusting and cohesive teams.He has successfully developed mindful communities, in corporate environments, which have created more open and connected cultures, increased engagement, and inspired innovation.

6:00pm Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30pm Mindfulness presentation
7:00pm Webservice Security presentation (followed by Q&A)

A raffle will be held at the end of the meeting for OWASP swag and a free conference pass to the AppSec Cali 2020 conference. You must be present to win.