Securing Modern API and Microservices Based Applications by Design

Synopsis: (this presentation is based on a blog post by Farshad Abasi on 2017-03-04; See original post below) Applications have taken many forms over the years, from single to multi-user, client-server, and distributed architectures. For the most part, these applications followed a monolithic design where various functions lived together inside a walled garden or trust …

Designing Secure Cloud-based Web and Mobile Applications

Synopsis: “UK NHS seeks to recover from global ransomware-attack” “143 million impacted by Equifax breach” “Leaky Amazon S3 bucket sloshes details of thousands with US security clearance” These 2017 headlines remind us that cyber security is ongoing and imperative in all that we design, build, and deploy. In this presentation, Farshad Abasi of¬†Forward Security Inc. …

ABC's of Security

Security Computing and Internet Use (for novices and seniors)

Synopsis: Computers and the Internet play a key role in our daily lives today. Everything from travel planning, shopping, banking, ordering food, conducting business, communicating with friends/family/colleagues and more is made more convenient by the Internet which has replaced the traditional methods of performing such tasks. This convenience brings along risks which need to be …