OWASP’s AppSec USA 2015 Announces Keynote Speakers Yahoo CISO, Microsoft MVP

Yahoo CISO and Microsoft MVP Join Web Application Experts Worldwide to Examine State of Security at Leading AppSec Conference in San Francisco Sept. 22-25

June 3, 2015

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San Francisco, Calif. – June 2, 2015 – The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), the worldwide nonprofit organization focused on improving the security of software, today announced Yahoo CISO Alex Stamos and Microsoft MVP Troy Hunt as the first two keynotes for AppSec USA 2015. The four-day security conference in San Francisco on Sept. 22-25, 2015  is where experts gather to discuss new research in application, DevOps and cloud security.

“In an environment where advanced security threats are impacting businesses of all sizes, OWASP's mission is to make software security visible and at the forefront of business conversations,” said OWASP Global Board Member and Twitter TISO Michael Coates. “We are excited to feature a keynote lineup of trusted industry experts who can speak to software security risks and best practices for the hands on practitioners and the C-suite.”

Microsoft MVP for Developer Security Troy Hunt: Troy is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Developer Security and Author for Pluralsight. Troy has been building software for browsers since the very early days of the web and possesses an exceptional ability to distil complex subjects into relatable explanations. He has become an industry thought leader in the security space and produced many top-rated courses for Pluralsight.

Yahoo CISO Alex Stamos: Alex was the co-founder of iSEC Partners and founder of Artemis Internet, two companies that continue to make the Internet a safer place. Alex has spent his career building or improving secure, trustworthy systems, and is a noted expert in Internet infrastructure, cloud computing and mobile security.

AppSec USA 2015 will bring together the brightest minds in security technology innovation for attendees to hear about cutting edge approaches to secure web applications from developers, security experts and technologists and to discuss key challenges and priorities across development, security and the C-Suite.

To participate in AppSec USA 2015, please register here. Discounted prices are available for early bird purchase. For more information about AppSec USA 2015, please visit the website.

Additional keynotes will be published this summer and a full list of talks can be found here. Check back here for updates.



The OWASP Foundation was founded in 2001 and was established as a nonprofit organization in the United States in 2004 to ensure the ongoing availability and support for our work at OWASP. OWASP is an international organization and the OWASP Foundation supports OWASP efforts around the world. OWASP is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. We advocate approaching application security as a people, process, and technology problem because the most effective approaches to application security include improvements in all of these areas. We can be found at www.owasp.org.

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