AppSec California 2019: Hackers. Developers. InfoSec. Keynotes. Trainings. Beach.

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Four days of keynotes, presentations, and training now available for developers, quality testers, and security professionals.

New friendships will be born, new techniques for securing your environments and applications will be shared

A Gala Opening Reception Under the Stars!

“I love AppSec California. It’s my favorite show”, says Caroline Wong, Chief Security Strategist at “This is the best conference I have been to in a long time,” added Andrew van der Stock, Senior Principal Consultant at Synopsys.

AppSec California 2019 is going to be held January 22nd-25th at the beautiful Annenberg Community Beach House in Southern California on Santa Monica State Beach, a three mile stretch of beach along sun drenched Santa Monica’s coast. This year’s conference will have days 1 & 2 reserved for full-day trainings, while days 3 & 4 will have keynotes and 4 tracks of presentations. AppSec California is one of a kind experience for anyone in the information security community.

Keynote Speakers
This year we’re going to have some of the best keynote speakers in the industry, including Bryan Payne, Director of Engineering, Product & Application Security at Netflix, Adrienne Porter Felt, Engineer and & Manager for Chrome at Google, Jim Manico, Founder and Lead Trainer at Manicode Security and Fredrick Lee, Head of Information Security at Square.

We are also offering excellent discounted full-day trainings by world-class trainers. A discounted Training + Conference Package is also available.

  • Attacking and Defending Containerized Apps and Serverless Tech Day by Abhay Bhargav (CTO, We45) and Nithin Jois (DevSecOps Solutions Engineer, We45)
  • Building Secure API’s and Web Applications by Jim Manico (Founder and Lead Trainer, Manicode Security)
  • Real World Red Team Attacks by Peter Kim (Director of Vulnerability Research, Blizzard Entertainment, and Author or The Hacker Playbook series)
  • Seth & Ken’s Excellent Adventures by Ken Johnson (Application Security Engineer, Github) and Seth Law (Application Security Consultant, Redpoint Security, Inc)
  • The Bug Hunter’s Methodology by Jason Haddix (VP of Researcher Growth, Bugcrowd)
  • Women In AppSec Penetration Testing by Zoe Braiterman (Women in Appsec Committee Chair, OWASP) and Vandana Verma (Manager of Information Security, WIA Asia Lead and Secretary, OWASP Bangalore Chapter Leader)
  • AWS Security 101 by Will Bengston (Senior Security Engineer, Netflix) and Nag Medida (Sr. Security Engineer, Netflix)

"The training classes being offered at AppSec California are always exceptional, and are a great value,” says Richard Greenberg, President, OWASP Los Angeles and AppSec Summit Co-Chair. “Our world-class trainers will provide you with valuable information that can help you at work and grow your career."

In addition to the interactive training sessions, world-renowned experts in the field of Application Security, such as Adam Shostack, Kevin Gosschalk, Tanya Janca, Christina Kubecka, Caleb Queern, and Jason Haddix, to name a few, will lend their expertise to event goers through presentations and roundtable discussions. Attendees can also participate in an IoT Village and a Capture-The-Flag competition to do some bug hunting, hone their AppSec skills and have some cool flags to their name.

Join us on the beach, grab drinks, hack around, network with over 600 security pros and end the day with a serene sunset. Register before Discount pricing ends, so go and own a ticket before it’s gameover!

Diversity and Student Discounts
OWASP AppSec California is dedicated to increasing diversity in the workplace while also helping solve the information security talent shortage. With these goals in mind, the conference is providing diversity scholarships (LGBTQ+, PoC, Women, Veterans, etc.) that covers the price of conference admission and a travel stipend (up to $1200 USD). We are hoping to attract underrepresented groups 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. The application form is open here:

Students are eligible to receive a 2-day conference registration ticket for only $99 (75% discount). See terms and conditions here:

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, both for the media and for vendors in the security industry. Sponsors will experience the true beach environment, enjoying the sea air and having the attendees join them at their booths at the Vendor Expo for the Opening Reception Jan 24th. See details here for the full range of sponsorships, and let us help you grow your business:

Here are some testimonials from our past attendees and trainers:

  • “Im looking forward to AppSecCali next week. Last year was awesome. This year looks even better!” - @jeremiahg
  • “What a fantastic conference! Great work AppSecCali team!” - @shehackspurple
  • “I think AppSecCali was one of the best conferences I have been to. Talks were good. Venue was awesome and atmosphere was really chilled out #thanks” - @abhaybhargav
  • “On the way out to SoCal for AppSecCali, one of my favorite conferences every year. Looking at the lineup of talks I trust this one won't disappoint! #AppSecCali #owasp #CyberSecurity” - @HolyCyberBatman
  • “#appseccali puts on a terrific conference! Outdoors by the beach, connecting with #infosec - @howitt
  • “If you believe that learning security is not cool, #AppSecCali will change your mind.” - @ericbaize

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.

California OWASP Chapters
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. OWASP Bay Area and the Inland Empire chapters meet every other month, the OWASP San Diego meets monthly, and The Santa Barbara chapter is being relaunched!. Great networking, food and drinks and awesome presentations focused on what security is really about.

Join the movement today!

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