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Monday, June 14, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Clint Pollock

Protecting Your Applications from Backdoors: How to Secure Your Business Critical Applications from Time Bombs, Backdoors & Data


Date: Monday, June 14th, 2010

Location / Venue Sponsor: General Mills, One General Mills Blvd, Golden Valley MN 55426 

Registration closes at 2:30 PM Central Time on Friday, June 11, 2010.

You must register in advance for this meeting to be admited to General Mills.

Parking available in the north lot and parking ramp, enter the building through the employee entrance. PDF of General Mills Headquarters


5:30 PM Room opens for networking

6:00 PM Welcome: OWASP chapter updates

6:15 PM Clint Pollock - Protecting Your Applications from Backdoors: How to Secure Your Business Critical Applications from Time Bombs, Backdoors & Data

8:00 PM Upcoming events reminder and meeting wrap-up

Thank You: General Mills for sponsoring our meeting location. Please contact Lorna at or 651-338-0243 if you would like to sponsor a meeting or meeting location for an upcoming OWASP meeting.

Speaker Topic:

With the increasing practice of outsourcing and using 3rd party libraries, it is nearly impossible for an enterprise to identify the pedigree and security of the software running its business critical applications. As a result backdoors and malicious code are increasingly becoming the prevalent attack vector used by hackers.

Whether you manage internal development activities, work with third party developers, or are developing a COTS application for the enterprise, your mandate is clear: safeguard your code and make application security a priority for internal and external development teams.

This session will cover:

  • Prevalence of backdoors and malicious code in third party attacks
  • Definitions and classifications of backdoors and their impact on your applications
  • Methods to identify, track, and remediate these vulnerabilities

Application Risk Management

Application vulnerabilities are steeply on the rise. At $350 billion per year software is the largest manufacturing industry in the world yet there are no uniform standards or insight into security, risk or liability of the final product.  The development environment is becoming increasingly complex – application origin ranges from internally developed code, outsourced, 3rd party, Open Source, and Commercial Off the Shelf software.  Ensuring these entities are creating secure software is becoming a daunting task.  Lots of emphasis is placed on IT controls, patching, etc, but the new attack vector is your application.  During this presentation the speaker will recap the state of software security today, discuss some initiatives which are requiring application risk management, and provide suggestions on how you can begin managing the application risk at your organization.

Speaker Bio:

Clint Pollock is a Senior Solutions Architect at Veracode. Since 1997, he has also created security solutions for large-scale enterprise environments on behalf of CREDANT Technologies and Netegrity. In his current role, Clint helps globally distributed organizations evaluate, track, and mitigate their application security risk.  Clint’s greatest strengths are his enthusiasm, experience and determination to help customers succeed in maintaining secure, compliant systems, and avoid the consequences and bad headlines that come with application security breaches.  Clint resides in Chicago, IL.

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When & Where

General Mills
One General Mills Blvd
Golden Valley, MN 55426

Monday, June 14, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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OWASP - MSP Chapter

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. We advocate approaching application security as a people, process, and technology problem because the most effective approaches to application security include improvements in all of these areas. Learn more at OWASP MSP

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