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April 13th, 2018 meeting

Fri, Apr. 13, 2018 2:00pm — 4:00pm

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April 13th, 2018


2:00pm to 4:00pm (PDT)


KPMG KCampus - 4th floor

777 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1K3, Vancouver B.C.

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Insecurity by Default


Roberto Salgado



It is hard to argue that security has improved over the years when some of the most threatening vulnerabilities, which are over 20 years old, are still so prevalent nowadays. With the introduction of IoT and the mass manufacturing of these devices, there seems to have been a rise in the number of hacking incidents. And many times, manufacturers leave the burden on the end-user to secure their devices and computers. This talk will explore some of the fundamental issues with information security, and why we are continuously under the constant threat of being hacked. A live hacking demo will be given at the end of the presentation.



Roberto Salgado is both founder and CTO of Websec, a company that offers a wide range of information security oriented services to companies all around the globe. He has served many roles in Websec, spanning from penetration tester to business developer, and possesses a wide range of skills and expertise in the field of information security. His continuing commitment to exploring the cutting edge of today's security challenges, and finding solutions to these security challenges, has served to fuel his passion and dedication to his work. As a result, Roberto has had the opportunity to participate and contribute to well known projects such as LibInjection, Modsecurity, PHPIDS, SQLMap and the Web Application Obfuscation book. Roberto also created and maintains the SQL Injection Knowledge Base, an invaluable resource for security researchers and one of the most comprehensive references available when dealing with SQL Injections. He can be reached at Roberto (at) websec (dot) ca.



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