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Coding for Security

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Cybersecurity is more than a buzzword. Learn from Janan Siam about how to code for security.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: “Protect your Applications against Common Attacks”

Software threats are real and on the rise, and that’s why security is an essential part of software design and development. We’ll cover the most common attacks facing applications, and techniques to protect against them.
_Learn about the “Big Three”: cross site scripting, cross site request forgery, and SQL injection attacks
_How to safeguard against open redirection attacks and URL manipulation
_Protect client and server-side communications using SSL
_Secure coding best practices


Janan Siam is a Lead Software Engineer and Author at LinkedIn Learning, with 15 years of experience building software systems for the healthcare, publishing, and aviation industries. She’s passionate about using technology to build innovative applications that solve challenging problems and make an impact. As a hands-on technical leader, Janan guides teams of engineers in the US and abroad, from her home office in sunny Tampa, FL. She is always learning and has earned multiple Microsoft certifications in web development and C# programming.

Janan was fortunate to have strong mentorship and support as a woman in tech, which inspired her to be a mentor to young engineers, and to volunteer with the GirlScouts and Women Who Code organizations. When she’s not coding and leading development teams, you’ll find her spending quality time with her children and husband.


Public parking is available in the Fernando Noriega Jr. Garage (or sometimes called Palm Parking Garage). There are two-hour parking spots available along the street as well.

Location: 2010 N. 13th Street
Payment Types: Cash and Credit Card
ENTRANCES: Hourly OR Monthly Parking Access: 8th Avenue, 9th Avenue, 13th Street

The main entrance to SecureSet is located on the patio at the East side of the old Don Vicente hotel. You will see an open black gate at the back-right corner of the East patio. Take the stairs to the second-floor patio and enter through the French doors.