October 8, 2007: Seminar: Neil Daswani:"Emerging Security Vulnerabilities & the Impact to Business"

Seminar Announcement

Emerging Security Vulnerabilities & the Impact to Business

Neil Daswani
Thursday, October 11
11:00 a.m., Room SEO 1000


This talk discusses how IT professionals can go about learning what they need to know to prevent the most significant emerging data security vulnerabilities, and the impact these vulnerabilities are having on electronic commerce. It will review how attacks such as XSRF (Cross-Site-Request-Forgery) and SQL Injection work, and how to defend against them. It will present some industry-wide statistics on software security vulnerabilities reported to various databases, and emerging trends in the field of software security. Finally, it will discuss the current state of security education, and provide pointers to certification programs, books, and organizations where you and your colleagues can learn more.

Brief Bio:

Neil Daswani has served in a variety of research , development, teaching, and managerial roles at Google, Stanford University , DoCoMo USA Labs, Yodlee, and Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies). His areas of expertise include security, wireless data technology, and peer-to-peer systems. He has published extensively in these areas, frequently gives talks at industry and academic conferences, and has been granted several U.S. patents. He is the principal author of the book "Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs To Know" that is available from Apress and at http://tinyurl.com/33xs6g

Neil received his Ph.D. and a master's in computer science from Stanford University , and earned a bachelor's in computer science with honors with distinction from Columbia University.


Host: Professor Venkat Venkatakrishnan

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