Oracle OpenWorld / JavaOne – Larry Ellison says Security is Job One


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Larry Ellison - 2014 Oracle OpenWorld Larry Ellison laid out his game plan for Oracle during the opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld and it can be summed up on one word: Security. While he talked a lot about where Oracle has been, its growth curve and the hundreds of applications now available as SaaS, Paas, and IaaS, the main message was this:

Security in the cloud is job one. There is nothing more important in the modern cloud than security of data.

With data retention doubling every year, the problem of security of that data is only going to get harder. Listen to the keynote as Ellsion outlines his plans for the future of your data and how he intends to make it safe. View the Entire Keynote with Larry Ellison.

OWASP 2014 Board Candidate Interviews [AUDIO]


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The OWASP 2014 Board Candidate interviews are now on YouTube. I have uploaded them to the OWASP 24/7 Pocast Series and they should be in your feed if you subscribe to the series. As a convenience, I have embedded them below, where you can listen, comment or download for listening when you have time. — Mark

Listen to the interview with Jim Manico, Timur Khrotko


Listen to the interview with Andrew van der Stock, Nigel Phair, Abbas Naderi


Listen to the interview with Israel Bryski, Matt Konda, Bil Corry and Tahir Khan

Jonathan Carter – OWASP and Mobile Security


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On the day before Black Hat 2014 kicked off, I was able to sit with Jonathan Carter to talk about his work and the projects he participates on in OWASP. The audio recording is a bit raw because the sound was cranked up in a conference full of people. What Jonathan has to say should more than compensate.

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About Jonathan Carter
Jonathan Carter is an application security professional with over 15 years of security expertise within Canada, United States, Australia, and England. As a Software Engineer, Jonathan produced software for online gaming systems, payment gateways, SMS messaging gateways, and other solutions requiring a high degree of application security.

Jonathan’s technical background in artificial intelligence and static code analysis has lead him to a diverse number of security roles: Enterprise Security Architect, Web Application Penetration Tester, Fortify Security Researcher, and Security Governance lead. He is currently Arxan’s Technical Director.

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Sarah Baso – The Final OWASP Interview [AUDIO]


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Sarah Baso is leaving OWASP at the end of the month. As executive director, she has been at the helm of the organization, helping to set up and run OWASP as a business. In our conversation we talk about the ups and downs of her tenure, and how she would like to be remembered in the future.

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About Sarah Baso
Sarah is based in San Francisco, Californa, USA and has been the Executive Director of the OWASP Foundation since April 2013. In this role, she supervises the paid OWASP staff in addition to administering all programs and operations of the OWASP Foundation, reporting to the OWASP Board of Directors.

Wait! Wait! Don’t pwn me! from AppSec Europe 2014

It’s become a regular thing at AppSec: test the experts on their knowledge of current software security news events. This session was recorded at AppSec Europe 2014 with panelists Chris Eng, Matt Tesauro and Josh Corman.

If you’d like to play along, you can view the gameshow slide deck. Looking forward to seeing you at our next AppSec session of “Wait Wait! Don’t pwn me!”

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View the Slide Deck of Question and Answers

Eoin Keary on Women in Security and Growing an OWASP Chapter


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Eoin (pronounced Owen for you Yankees) Keary runs a software security practice in Ireland. In his “spare time”, he is a global board member for OWASP. At the AppSec Europe 2014 Conference in Cambridge, UK, I spoke with Eoin about how to get more women into the software security industry, starting with their participation in OWASP.

Listen to the interview with Eoin Keary on SoundCloud


About Eoin Keary
Eoin Keary has been with OWASP since 2004. He is based in Ireland and runs a software security practice, He is currently on the global board of the OWASP foundation, he was elected to the board in 2009. During this time Eoin assisted in founding the OWASP legal entity in Europe and has helped provide structure to OWASPs finances and strategy.

Eoin previously lead the OWASP Testing Guide and currently the OWASP Code Review Guide and also contributed to other OWASP projects such as OWASP SAMM, OWASP CISO Guide & CISO Survey, OWASP Cheat sheets, and the OWASP ASVS & ZAP as a reviewer. Eoin also founded the OWASP Dublin chapter in 2006 and the OWASP Ireland event in 2008 which is in its 4th year and also hosted OWASP EU in 2011.