Adobe @ OWASP AppSec Bucharest 2018

Industry EventsWomen in Security

October was Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Everywhere across the globe OWASP holds various events supported by Adobe to further awareness and education in web application security. In Bucharest, Romania, the 6th edition of the annual Bucharest OWASP AppSec conference was organized at Hotel Caro with over 350 participants. It was a 3-day conference with training days, Capture the Flag (CTF) contests, and educational presentations and panels. Industry practitioners shared their experiences, knowledge, and projections.

This year’s Capture the Flag prizes and Speaker Dinner were sponsored by Adobe and our security team from Romania got actively involved as organizers and speakers at the event. Members of our team organized a “Women in AppSec” panel to discuss issues facing women in the field and possible activities to encourage more women to become cyber security professionals.

Adobe Security Team @ OWASP Bucharest 2018

There were multiple tracks this year at the conference, both containing a lot of industry-focused subjects. One track included talks on browser security controls, access control, REST APIs and sessions, use of cookies versus tokens, AV Evasion, incident response, and threat intelligence. Adobe’s own Isabella Minca also presented a talk in this track on “Automating Security Operations using Splunk’s Phantom.” The other track included a separate Adobe-led session on DevSecOps. It also included talks on Android & iOS security, penetration testing, data exflitration, GDPR, and general cloud security topics.

OWASP AppSec Bucharest 2018 Organizing Team

If you are in Romania next year for the OWASP conference, be ready to grab a coffee at the lunch break with the Adobe team to discuss our mutual security passions. We will also continue to highlight the efforts of our Romanian and other global security teams here on the Security@Adobe blog.

Daniel Barbu
Manager of Security, TechOps

Industry Events, Women in Security

Posted on 12-07-2018