The next HackFormers meeting will be held on October 10th, 2014 and is free and open to all.
Speaker:Michael Howard (@michael_howard)
Sr. Principal Cybersecurity Architect (Microsoft Corp.), Author
Date: October 10, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with introductions beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Microsoft Technology Center at Quarry Oaks 2.
Address: 10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225. Austin, TX 78759
This talk is in two halves; in the first half, Michael will chat about how he came to be a Christian; which as a card-carrying scientist is no easy feat. It is a story of two continents, a strict head master, a science teacher or two and very simple realization. In the second half, Michael will totally switch gears and talk about crypto agility, which is a topic he is very passionate about in light of the current wave of cryptographic attacks.
eWeek’s Top 15 most influential information people in information security reports “No list of this sort is complete without the inclusion of Michael Howard, co-author of Microsoft’s SDL (Security Development Lifecycle), the mandatory software coding approach that builds security into every conceivable layer. Howard’s work helped make Windows Vista Microsoft’s most-secure operating system ever and helped harden Internet-facing products against hacker attacks. His influence is so significant that companies outside of Microsoft are implementing their own versions of SDL.”
Michael Howard is the Sr. Principal Cybersecurity Architect at Microsoft. He is the author of several computer security books, the most famous of which is the award winning Writing Secure Code. Michael is frequent speaker at security related conferences, and he frequently publishes articles on secure software development.