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The Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD), founded in September of 1997, supports Quality Assurance Professionals in the Mile High City. SQuAD meetings and events promote local interaction for members in Colorado. Members mutually support each other and supplement the exchange of information for: Quality Assurance Quality Control (including software testing) Total Quality Management Continuous Process Improvement SQuAD is a not-for-profit organization. Membership is free and includes members from all aspects of software quality.

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Application Security? Where Do I Start?

Online event

6:00 - 6:20 Come early and chat online with fellow testers 6:20 - 6:30 Announcements, Connecting jobseekers with jobs 6:30 - 7:30/7:45 Presentation 7:45 - 8:00 Closing remarks Presentation Synopsis: After a software “glitch” crashed 2 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes killing 346 people within 6 months of each other in 2018/2019, application security has reentered as one of the most important cyber security topics for C level executives. Creating an application security program can be an overwhelming experience for even the most seasoned cyber security or IT professional. From creating technical standards and deciding what to include in them, to determining how to prioritize issues and how best to incorporate remediation into a sprint schedule, where do you even begin and how do you make it successful? We’ll talk about all these and take a technical deep dive into issues that keep cyber security professionals up at night. Chris Forsyth Bio: From launching rockets and protecting financial institutions to chasing hackers after they have penetrated the corporate network, Chris Forsyth has close to 20 years’ experience in every cyber security domain from multiple industries. Chris has been the cyber security service line owner for BP’s continental United States division, worked on Motorola’s Astro radio systems, helped launch satellites into orbit and much more. This wide breath of experience has underscored the importance of making decisions based on data from a risk exposure perspective rather than following the latest security trends. Chris Forsyth completed a Master’s Degree in Computer, Information, and Network Security from DePaul University, which is a program that has been accredited by both the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency.

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