I’ll be presenting at this year’s Snyk DevSecCon24 on June 27, 2023, in a lighting talk titled “Security Testing During Ideation: A Hackathon Perspective!”
The conventional approach to software development is to conduct security testing only in the later stages of development, but this approach is no longer sufficient. Security testing can and should be performed in the earliest stages of development, even during the “ideation phase,” such as in hackathons, to minimize the risks of vulnerabilities and threats before they progress into real products.
In this lightning talk, I’ll focus on the importance of security testing of source code during the ideation phase, particularly in hackathons, and ways to achieve it. The presentation will start by discussing the current state of security testing in software development and why early detection of vulnerabilities is necessary. I will also highlight the benefits of conducting security testing during the ideation phase, including cost reduction, improved code quality, and better risk management.
Key takeaways from the session:
- The importance of conducting security testing during the ideation phase, particularly in hackathons, to minimize the risks of vulnerabilities and threats.
- The benefits of early detection of vulnerabilities, including cost reduction, improved code quality, and better risk management.
- Techniques and tools that can be used to identify vulnerabilities during the ideation phase and best practices for integrating security testing into hackathons.
Hope to see you there!