February 28 - March 1, 2013
Montreal, Canada

Bridging the Gap Between Security and Usability

Security and usability can co-exist in your application. This presentation will review usability best practices in authentication pages like registration, login and reset password against security best practices. You will also learn how to use visual design to secure your application and avoid visual and UX practices that weakens the overall security posture of an application.

This presentation will be co-presented with Christine Mekhail - UX Designer and Certified Identity Protection Advisor (CIPA) at Software Secured

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Sherif Koussa

SoftwareSecured

Sherif comes from a software development background where he designed, implemented and led software teams for 9 years. Sherif's journey with application security started back in 2006 where he kicked off an OWASP Chapter in Ottawa and then led the development of WebGoat 5.0 with over 12 new lessons. In addition, he helped SANS kick off the GSSP-NET and GSSP-JAVA exams. Sherif works now as Principal Application Security at Software Secured where he reviews code of private and public sector clients

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