Colin O’Dell, Lead Web Developer at Unleashed, will speak at DrupalCon Baltimore, an annual conference that brings together thousands of people from across the globe who use, develop, design, and support Drupal. This year, DrupalCon will be coming to Baltimore, Maryland on April 24th - 28th at the Baltimore Convention Center where fellow Drupal advocates will unite in celebration to gain new skills, new friends, and advance the Drupal project.
Colin’s session, “Hacking Your Way to Better Security,” will be held on Wednesday, April 26th from 12 to 1 PM in room 319. He is a certified expert level developer on the Symfony platform, worldwide speaker, PHP authority, and author. In his role at Unleashed, Colin oversees every Symfony initiative the firm embarks upon. He began programming at age 8, co-founded a local web shop at 15, and has over 10 years of professional experience with PHP. In addition to being an active member and maintainer of the PHP League’s CommonMark project, Colin is also the author of the PHP 7 Upgrade Guide eBook, the first full-length book released for the latest generation of the PHP programming language.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
This talk educates junior and mid-level developers on common security vulnerabilities, how they are exploited, and how to protect against them. We'll explore several of the OWASP Top 10 attack vectors like SQL injection, XSS, CSRF, and others. Each topic will be approached from the perspective of an attacker to see how these vulnerabilities are detected and exploited using several realistic examples. We'll then apply this knowledge to see how web applications can be secured against such vulnerabilities.