Exploding the Whale: How Engineers & Developers Misunderstand Results
Date & Time
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
Kevin Johnson

In 1970, engineers blew up a whale. No, really, they did, and they thought it was the best idea to solve a rotting carcass problem. While this example doesn't appear to be related to application security, we see this misunderstanding or disregard for results quite often as we test. In this presentation, Kevin will walk attendees through various tests from his career as an application penetration tester. These examples will include the problems Kevin and his team found and the techniques for finding the issues in your applications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand application penetration testing flaws.
  • Understand how they are misunderstood,
  • Learn how to look for them in your own software development practices.

Technical Level: Advanced

Session Type
Main Conference Session