Waratek today announced that John Matthew Holt, founder and CTO of Waratek will present on preventing Code Injection Attacks at AppSec USA 2017.

John Matthew Holt to discuss ways to speed costly and time-consuming application patching

DUBLIN and ATLANTA – September 18, 2017 – Waratek, the virtualization-based application security company, today announced that John Matthew Holt, founder and CTO of Waratek will present “Popular Approaches to Preventing Code Injection Attacks are Dangerously Wrong” on Thursday, September, 21, at the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)’s AppSec USA 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

What: “Popular Approaches to Preventing Code Injection Attacks are Dangerously Wrong”

According to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, web application attacks like the recent attack against Equifax are the top source of data breaches today. Currently, the most common approach to protecting applications is to identify and fix/patch vulnerabilities like those recently found in the Struts 2 framework and regularly announced by Microsoft and Oracle. The amount of time required to apply patches makes this approach risky.

Presentation attendees will gain a working knowledge of how the next generation of application security solutions will be used against common attacks, especially code injections. In the future, web-based applications will be protected by highly accurate, easy to operate virtualized technology in the runtime.

When: Thursday, September 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET

Where: AppSec USA, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida

OWASP’s 1​4th Annual AppSec USA Security Conference is the premier application security conference for developers and security experts. The OWASP is an open-source, not-for-profit application security organization made up of corporations, educational organizations, and individuals from around the world. Providing free, vendor-neutral, practical, cost-effective application security guidance, the OWASP Foundation is the de-facto standards body for web application security used by developers and organizations globally.

Who: John Matthew Holt, founder and CTO of Waratek

A JVM/JIT compiler engineer, John Matthew is a recognized expert in Java, virtualization and application security. John Matthew has been an expert speaker at a number of Java technical events including Red Hat Summit, JavaOne, VMWorld, Oracle OpenWorld, Jax London, NY Java SIG and Docklands London Java Community.

As chief architect of Waratek’s Java application security product, Holt is the driving force behind the product’s architecture and innovation. He has been awarded more than 60 patents for inventions that span abstract machine, dynamic recompilation, distributed computing and virtualization technologies.

About Waratek

Waratek has received the 2017 CDM INFOSEC Leader Award for Application Security, was named 2016’s Best Application Security Solution by Government Security News and is the winner of the 2015 RSA Innovation Sandbox Award. JavaWorld notes that “Waratek is the only vendor that can boast of a large-scale production deployment with a Tier 1 global investment bank, the most significant deployment of (runtime protection) that exists for Java technology today.”

Waratek is based in Dublin, Ireland and Atlanta, GA. For more information visit www.waratek.com


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