Career Mentorship Colloquium Details
Defending Web Applications
|Author:||Kevin Kenan Symantec, Information Security|
|Date:||February 01, 2006|
Using common attacks against web applications as a background, Kevin discusses the importance of secure programming practices for the professional software engineer. The discussion also covers the knowledge, skills, and resources that help a software engineer stand out as a security expert. While the technical information is aimed primarily at developers, producing secure software requires that business and product managers understand security and include security requirements in their specifications and planning. The types of roles available in the information security field are also touched on.
Kevin Kenan leads Symantec's IT application and database security program and is the author of "Cryptography in the Database." In his position at Symantec, he works with application development teams to ensure that the applications and databases Symantec's IT department deploys are secure. This work includes specifying cryptographic solutions to protect sensitive information wherever it is stored.
Prior to his work in Symantec's information security department, Kevin designed and developed applications for Symantec's information technology and product development teams often with an emphasis on security and cryptography. He previously provided enterprise support for Symantec's development tools, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Oregon.