Application security

The Security Challenges That Devs Encounter When Building Secure Apps – Farshad Abasi – ASW #203

Appsec starts with the premise that we need to build secure code, but it also has to be able to recommend effective practices and tools that help developers. This also means appsec teams need to work with developers to create criteria for security solutions, whether it's training or scanners, in order to make sure their investments of time and money lead to more secure apps.

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Farshad  Abasi
Farshad Abasi
Founder and Chief Security Officer at Forward Security

Farshad Abasi is an innovative technologist with over twenty four years of experience in software design and development, network and system architecture, cybersecurity, management, and technical instruction. With a keen interest in security from the start, he has become an expert in that aspect of computing and communication over the last twenty years. He started Forward Security in 2018, with a mission to provide world class information security services, particularly in the Application and Cloud security domains. Prior to creating Forward, he was a senior member of HSBC Group’s IT Security team with the most recent positions being the Principal Global Security Architect, and Head of IT Security of the Canadian division. Farshad is continuing an eighteen year stint as an instructor at BCIT where he shares his passion for information and network security, helping others build a career in this exciting field. He is also the security correspondent for CFAX radio, BSides Vancouver/MARS board member, Vancouver OWASP chapter lead, a CISSP designate, and a UBC CS alumnus.


Mike Shema
Mike Shema
Security Partner at Square
Joe South
Joe South
Sr Content Creator at CyberRisk Alliance
John Kinsella
John Kinsella
Co-founder & CTO at Cysense
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