BlueHat SDL Sessions Wrap-up

Hi everyone, Bryan here. The debut BlueHat SDL Sessions are over, and they were a resounding success: 96% of attendees completing evaluation surveys reported that they will be able to apply knowledge that they learned in the SDL sessions to make their products more secure. This is a great score and I’d like to thank all of our speakers and the BlueHat planning team for their hard work. As for the other 4% of attendees, we’ll just have to work that much harder next year to bring them actionable guidance for dealing with new vulnerabilities.

As promised, we recorded all of the day’s presentations and we’ve published them on TechNet:

Keynote Address by Scott Charney, Corporate VP, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

Threat Modeling at EMC and Microsoft by Danny Dhillon of EMC and Adam Shostack of the Microsoft SDL team (of course)

Mitigations Unplugged by Matt Miller, Microsoft Security Science team

Concurrency Attacks on Web Applications by Scott Stender and Alex Vidergar of iSEC Partners

Fuzzed Enough? When it’s OK to Put the Shears Down by Jason Shirk, Dave Weinstein and Lars Opstad, Microsoft Security Science team

Real World Code Review – Using the Right Tools in the Right Place at the Right Time by Vinnie Liu of Stach & Liu

In addition to the presentations, we also recorded some short interviews (about 10 minutes long) with each of the speakers. If you’re just looking for a quick summary of a particular talk, these interviews are the place to start:

Threat Modeling at EMC, Danny Dhillon

Threat Modeling at Microsoft, Adam Shostack

Mitigations Unplugged, Matt Miller

Concurrency Attacks on Web Applications, Scott Stender and Alex Vidergar

Fuzzed Enough? Jason Shirk and Dave Weinstein

Real World Code Review, Vinnie Liu

I hope at least 96% of online readers will be able to directly apply this material to their products, just like the show attendees. Please post back and let us know, either way. And let us know what you’d like to see for next year. We have big plans to build on our success and make SDL Sessions 2.0 even bigger and better than the first.

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