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DevDays Europe 2022

Brian Vermeer

Position: Developer Advocate

Company: Snyk

Country: The Netherlands

Biography

Developer Advocate for Snyk and SofSoftware Engineer with over a decade of hands-on experience in creating and maintaining software. He is passionate about Java, (Pure) Functional Programming and Cybersecurity. Brian is an Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, Utrecht JUG Co-lead, Virtual JUG organizer and Co-lead at DevSecCon. He is a regular international speaker on mostly Java-related conferences like JavaOne, Devnexus, Devoxx, Jfokus, JavaZone and many more. Besides all that Brian is a military reserve for the Royal Netherlands Air Force and a Taekwondo Master / Teacher.

Talk

Stranger Danger: Finding Security Vulnerabilities Before They Find You!

Open-source modules are undoubtedly awesome. However, they also represent an undeniable and massive risk. You’re introducing someone else’s code into your system, often with little or no scrutiny. The wrong package can introduce severe vulnerabilities into your application, exposing your application and your user’s data. This talk will use a sample application, Goof, which uses various vulnerable dependencies, which we will exploit as an attacker would. For each issue, we’ll explain why it happened, show its impact, and – most importantly – see how to avoid or fix it. We’ll live hack exploits like the classic struts vulnerability that recently made it famous, along with the Equifax hack, Spring Break, and several others.

Session Keywords

🔑 Security
🔑 Open Source

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