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WeTest Workshop - Security isn't scary

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Security is an important topic, and is now regularly in the news, so testers have to be aware and diligent in this area. Reading security documentation makes it seem like only gurus can understand vulnerabilities. In fact, not all aspects of security are hard, you may have even found security defects without knowing (and may or may not have picked their severity correctly!).

Dave hopes to break some of the misconceptions around security testing and give us a few new skills and some confidence in identifying security issues. He'll also discuss when security testing should occur in the project and who should do it.

How does the workshop work?

After the presentation we enter "Open Season" and attendees are encouraged to discuss, question, challenge, and share ideas on the topic. Participation is expected, so come prepared to contribute! Structure and facilitation will follow the same format as KWST and is best described in the following link - http://adam.goucher.ca/?p=234

Will there be food and drink?

Yes. This workshop is free of charge thanks to sponsorship from Assurity and includes pizza, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

What time does it finish?

Doors open at 5.30pm. The first session runs 5.45pm - 6.45pm, then a 15 minute break for pizza, followed by a second session from 7pm - 8pm.

How do I attend?

RSVP for the event. Numbers are limited to the first 20 participants, but if you're keen please add yourself to the waiting list. We often get a big waiting list that disappears closer to the time, as attendees drop out due to schedule conflicts or illness. Testers of all experience levels welcome.