This month we have a security special! Security is an important consideration for any developer so this meetup should be packed full of valuable information.
This is a free event, open to all. There will be some beers, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and food provided. We will have vegetarian food, if you have any other dietary requirements or questions please send us a message.
★ The talks
✩ Using Security Headers to Help Secure Your Site - Tim Nash (@tnash)
From HSTS through to CSP and almost every acronym in between security headers, are simple HTTP Headers, sent with requests from your server to the browser but they can be a valuable piece in hardening sites if implemented correctly what’s more for most of them it’s simple to do. In this talk Tim going to go through various security headers explaining how and when to use them and some of the pitfalls. It’s a journey that will take us through HTTPS and into a world where we need to consider carefully what third party content is being used.
✩ Why Developers Need a Pentest - Jason Bruce-Halliwel (@JasonBruce88)
With data breaches happening so often it’s important to make sure your applications are secure.
18:30 – Turn up, have a drink, a snack, and a chat (food, soft drinks, beer, coffee)
19:00 – Why Developers Need a Pentest - Jason Bruce-Halliwel
19:30 – A little break
19:35 – Using Security Headers to Help Secure Your Site - Tim Nash
20:10ish – Pop over to the pub for a chat and a drink
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