These days virtually all software and computer hardware is connected to the internet. Ultimately the internet is a hostile place and filled with people that will attempt to abuse any vulnerability for fun, profit or more sinister reasons. Therefore every software developer and administrator should have at least a basic understanding how to develop and run code securely. After all you don’t want to become the laughing stock on hacker news or cause your company to loose billions in shareholder value.
This talk won’t turn you into a security specialist over night, but you will learn how to avoid common mistakes in your daily work. I will introduce you to best practices and prevalent security bugs, hilarious anecdotes and some real life examples from my daily work as security engineer. The presentation features airplanes, squirrels, ducks, and the most efficient password cracking method: not as brutucal as XKCD 538 and much more delicious.