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Tuesday, April 8 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Security best practices for Apache web services

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The ability to secure a web service is an essential part of a developer's armory. However, the developer must consider the complex and sometimes confusing topics of message confidentiality and integrity, as well as client authentication and authorization, against a wide range of potential adversaries.

In this talk, Dr. Colm Ó hÉigeartaigh will provide an overview of recent security advisories against a number of Apache projects that are used in web services, such as Apache Santuario and CXF. As part of this overview, we will discuss how an Apache project can best handle security vulnerabilities, and how to analyse existing security flaws to prevent possible future vulnerabilities.

In addition, the talk will distill security best practices for the developer that have emerged via fixing various security advisories.


Colm O hEigeartaigh

Software Architect, Talend
Dr. Colm O hEigeartaigh is a security architect at Talend, having earned his PhD in the area of cryptography. He is involved in a wide range of Apache projects, primarily in the area of security. He is PMC chair of the Apache Santuario project. He has previously presented at a number... Read More →

Tuesday April 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
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