SecDev is a venue for presenting ideas, research, and experience about how to develop secure systems.
SecDev is distinguished by its focus on how to “build security in” (and not simply to discover the absence of security). Its goal is to encourage and disseminate ideas for secure system development among both academia and industry. Developers have valuable experiences and ideas that can inform academic research, and researchers have concepts, studies, and even code and tools that could benefit developers. We anticipate that attendees from academic conferences like IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, PLDI, FSE, ISSTA, SOUPS, and many others could contribute ideas to SecDev, as could attendees of industrial conferences like AppSec, RSA, Black Hat, and Shmoocon.
Building a Business Around Secure Development
In the wake of on-going cyber-attacks against users (WannaCry), companies (Dyn), and countries (Petya), secure development is becoming increasingly important. Although these attacks are all recent, members of this panel are pioneers who anticipated these attacks. In some cases they are seeking to bring new tools and technologies to defend against these attacks, and in others they have already brought some of the best available tools to market. This panel will explore the process of finding a great idea that will matter, getting some seed funding to build a product, getting help from an incubator, and bringing that product to market.