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Charlotte, NC /

OWASP: How Billion Dollar Enterprises Manage App Security @ Scale w/ Altaz Valani

Classic Graphics 8335 IBM Drive , Charlotte, NC 28262 (map)


Security Compass recently completed a comprehensive research study by surveying companies across multiple industries with the goal of discovering how large, complex organizations address application security at scale.  The majority of respondents surveyed were multinational organizations who reported annual earnings greater than $1 billion USD.  Through this new research study, we have gleamed novel insights on how large organizations manage application security at scale.  Through this presentation, we will reveal aggregated insights, industry trends, and best practices that illuminate how organizations are addressing application security at scale, so that you may apply and compare these learnings to the state of application security at your own organization.


Altaz Valani is a Research Director at Security Compass responsible for managing the overall research vision and team.  Prior to joining Security Compass, Altaz was a Senior Research Director in the Application Development Practice at Info-Tech Research Group providing IT managers, directors, and senior managers with guidance and analysis around application development – including Agile, Cloud, Mobile, and the overall SDLC.  His other past positions include Senior Manager at KPMG, and various entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial positions where he worked side by side with senior-level stakeholders at blue chip clients to drive business value through software development.

Altaz enjoys coding, teaching, and the challenge of learning.  He received his BEng in Computer Engineering from McMaster University, and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario.


We welcome all parties, from the very Novice > Professionals.

'A Good Security Technologist is one that finds a problem that no one else can find. A Great Security Technologist is one that finds a problem that no one else can see.'

Things to Know

- CPE credits will credited for those who possess certifications that require it.

- Security food is usually defined as pizza and wings.

- Please arrive a little early for Meet and Greet if you are able.

- We are a resource, leverage us a such.

- Trial and error is how we did it; will give you a head-start. Just ask.

Tentative Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 Meet and Greet

6:30 - 6:45 OWASP Chapter Meeting Announcements

6:45- 7:00 Fire Talks

7:00 - 7:45 Presentation (Speaker)

7:45 - 8.00: Q & A session

8:00 - 8:15 Closing Remarks and Dismissal

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