The conference is organized by OWASP, a nonprofit with 200 chapters in 100 countries whose mission is to “make software security visible.” OWASP, which stands for Open Web Application Security Project, seeks to help individuals and organizations worldwide make informed decisions about software security risks.
The AppSec conferences are OWASP’s largest outreach efforts for advancing its mission to spread security knowledge. These events feature technical talks by experts in security, DevOps and cloud, panels where speakers debate tough topics, training sessions for hands on learning, keynotes from industry leaders and an expo section where vendors show their latest products.
AppSec Europe, which will be held at the Marriott Park Hotel in Rome, will feature Charlie Miller, Senior Security Engineer at Uber ATC, as keynote speaker. Miller, who has a Ph.D from the University of Notre Dame and has authored three infosec books, will deliver a talk titled “Bugs ruin everything.”
Qualys has been a longtime supporter of OWASP, including via our our FreeScan OWASP Web App Audit product, which tests your web apps to see if they comply with the latest OWASP guidelines for defending against online attacks.