4th Annual AppSec California, Southern California’s Premier Application and Web Security Conference Announces Keynotes and Amazing Speaker Lineup

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Join cybersecurity experts from around the globe for a full day of training and a full day of cutting edge sessions covering application and web security processes, technologies, and techniques

OWASP AppSec California Conference

Los Angeles, CA – November 2, 2016 – Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Santa Barbara chapters of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) today announced that ​Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan, ​Chief Technology Officer at RSA, Gary McGraw, Chief Technology Officer, Cigital, and Chris Roberts, Chief Security Architect at Acalvio Technologies, will be featured keynote speakers at the Fourth Annual AppSec California taking place January 23 – 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, CA at the Annenberg Beach House.

"We have heard from many attendees that if given the choice of only one conference to attend, it would be AppSec California,” says Richard Greenberg, President, OWASP Los Angeles. “The combination of two full days of amazing speakers, world-leading keynotes, a full day of great classes at ridiculously low cost, and networking at the beach in the winter are just too much to resist. You will take away more from attending AppSec California and feel more fulfilled than from any other event (other than if the Beatles were able to reunite). Come join us on the beach!”

**More Great Speakers**
In addition to the planned interactive training sessions on day one of the conference, world-renowned experts in the field of web application security secure development best practices will lend their expertise to event goers through presentations and roundtable discussions. This year’s event brings an array of distinct speakers including Arvind Mani from LinkedIn, Caroline Wong from Cobalt, Dan Cornell from Denim Group, Ltd., Neil Matatall from GitHub, and Tin Zaw from Verizon Digital Media Services, just to name a few.

**Supporting Our Veterans**
OWASP AppSec Cali is dedicated to helping veterans find meaningful employment while helping solve the information security talent shortage. With these goals in mind, the conference is giving veterans the opportunity to apply for a scholarship which will cover the price of conference admission. We are hoping to attract veterans who either are software developers interested in security, information security practitioners with an interest in application security, or students looking to learn more about security.

"As a Marine Corps Veteran, I am pleased that the planning committee is supporting fellow veterans by allowing them to be exposed to more than just ethical hacking or a typical blue team information security conference,” says Michael Rodriguez, industry expert in application security. “I'm looking forward to meeting and networking with the scholarship winners.”

Details of the veterans’ scholarship program can be found at https://2017.appseccalifornia.org/veterans-scholarship-application-form/

**Additional Information**
Attendees interested in getting hands-on experience with physical and digital cyber challenges can also partake in a Capture the Flag (CTF) competition.

For more information on AppSec California and for registration details, please visit https://2017.appseccalifornia.org/. Be sure to register today to reserve a place at the table.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, both for the media and for vendors in the security industry. For more details and the full range of sponsorships, please visit: https://2017.appseccalifornia.org/sponsorship/.

About OWASP: The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a not-for-profit, worldwide organization focused on improving the security of application software. OWASP’s mission is to make application security visible to ensure that organizations and individuals can make informed decisions about true application security risks. Participation in OWASP is free of charge and open to the general public. All OWASP materials are available under a free and open software license. http://www.owasp.org

The OWASP Los Angeles chapter hosts a networking dinner on the fourth Wednesday of every month, and the Orange County chapter meets on the fourth Thursday. Function presentations are focused on what security is really about. Join the movement today! The San Diego chapter meets the third Thursday of every month.

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