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SPI Dynamics will lead five presentations throughout the week of April 16 at the Software Security Summit and STPCon

ATLANTA -- S.P.I. Dynamics, Inc., the leading provider of web application security testing software, announced today that company executives will lead five presentations throughout the week of April 16 at the Software Security Summit and Software Test & Performance Conference (STPCon) in San Mateo, CA.

SPI Dynamics’ Co-founder and CTO, Caleb Sima will lead a general session at the Software Security Summit titled “The Latest Trends in Advanced Web Hacking and Secure Coding in the Real World.” This session will include demonstrations of advanced web application hacking techniques and the serious problems that they uncover, and participants will learn about the newest vulnerabilities targeting the application layer. The discussion will also focus on practical design principles and secure coding techniques to protect against the growing number of threats.

Caleb Sima will also lead a talk titled “A Study of AJAX Vulnerabilities and Hacking Techniques,” which will demonstrate how Ajax works and examples of hacking techniques used to compromise Ajax-based applications. In addition, the presentation will explore how the technology underlying Ajax opens up a number of other interesting vulnerabilities that all organizations looking to deploy Ajax should be readily aware of.

Matt Fisher, Senior Security Engineer at SPI Dynamics will present “Hybrid Application Security Analysis - Ensuring Your Code is Secure” and “Deeper Injections” at the Software Security Summit. In these sessions, Fisher will illustrate the escalation of web application security threats and how security throughout the software development lifecycle is essential to securing code. During “Hybrid Application Security Analysis - Ensuring Your Code is Secure” Fisher will discuss in detail the importance of a hybrid application security approach – the cooperative combination of source code analysis and black box scanning – when properly securing code. Fisher’s “Deeper Injections” presentation will describe the concepts of SQL and blind SQL Injection as well as examine other, lesser known yet serious types of command injection attacks such as XPath Injection and LDAP Injection.

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