Sept Azure User Group Meeting: SAMM 2.0 – Changing the role of app. security

Come join us for the September Minnesota Azure User Group meeting! This month’s meeting we will dive into Evolution of Application Security & DevOps with Yan Kravchenko cybersecurity expert. Yan will speak specifically about SAMM 2.0. Here are the session details:

Title: SAMM 2.0 – Changing the role of app. security

Application security has become one of the most important frontiers for protecting digital assets and has effectively changed focus from protecting network perimeters to ensuring security around dozens, hundreds or even thousands of applications. Rapid growth of applications developed in each organization is fueled by availability of data and rapid development programming languages and platforms, which make it feasible to create robust applications in a fraction of the time compared to even a few years ago. Combined with a wide range of development methodologies, challenges for application security programs have never been higher.

This session will cover some of the latest trends in increasing the effectiveness of application security programs through the lessons learned from the evolution of the OWASP’s Software Assurance Maturity Model. Kravchenko will include practical suggestions aimed at increasing ability to measure, manage and improve information security programs while forming stronger relationships with product owners and developers. This session will cover what everyone can expect out of OWASP SAMM 2.0 and what we can all do to help make SAMM 2.0 more helpful.

Yan bio:
Yan Kravchenko is passionate about finding ways for organizations to balance their business objectives with the ever-growing cybersecurity and regulatory challenges. Today, Kravchenko is focused on one of the latest frontiers in the field of security: application security. In this role, he is creating innovative tools and services for complex enterprises to understand their application security risks and optimize their security investments. In dealing with the ever-changing cybersecurity threat landscape, he brings the ability to interpret and apply technical, legal and business information to enable his clients to make informed decisions.

The duration of the meeting is: 4:00PM-5:15PM with the speaker typically starting at 4:10 to 4:15PM. We provide free food and drink at every meeting.
The meeting format/agenda is as follows:
• MN Azure user group board updates (5 Minutes)
• Sponsor talk (10 Minutes)
• Azure topic (30-45 Minutes)
• Roundtable discussion/or Lightning talks (30 Minutes if time allows)”
Free food us provided by NetApp!
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