I have given my first international talk of 2018 in the “Land of staggering natural beauty”, Vietnam at DevDay Da Nang. It happened at Da Nang University of Technology, Da Nang city. This conference is regarded as the largest conference among all the the IT events happening in Da Nang. We got national media coverage as well. This year 2000+ attended the conference. Most of the audience include students from the nearby universities and software professionals from city’s IT park.
DevDay organizers arranged Speaker’s warm-up dinner party a day ahead of conference. It mainly focuses on networking. I got to know that this conference has exponentially increased its outreach over course of years. This year conference has witnessed internationals speakers from various countries. Da Nang is attracting a lot of international software outsourcing companies with its brilliant and talent youth over here. There are few volunteer bodies aiming to literate Vietnamese students in IT sector to make them industry ready but they are facing challenge in terms of communication as English is becoming language barrier for students.
Speaker line up has both Vietnamese and English talks. So far, English is regarded as language barrier but the times are changing now. Efforts are made educate bright Vietnamese students and let them teach the fellow students (Like reverse KT). My talk includes discussing new release of OWASP Top 10, discussing available open security tools to detect these vulnerabilities. Later, attacking a vulnerable web application using one of the open security tool.
Audience were really interactive during the session. They were curious to know more about each vulnerability in depth. I started with explaining the current goals for hacker and how they trying to achieve them. I have discussed few surveys and statistics which showcases the real threats to digital business.
After discussing the latest release of OWASP top 10, I had the opportunity of discussing the latest security upgrades that Mozilla has done for Firefox browser in their flagship release of Firefox Quantum. After the discussion, I gave a live demo on attacking OWASP JuiceShop using ZAP. This was the coolest part of the session as audience were able to see how I was fuzzing to get unauthorized login into application. We ended with interesting Q&A discussion.
The overall opinion of the conference, its a must-go conference for local students. Its a conference come job fair event with companies having their stalls and accepting the resumes right there. Conference focuses on various IT domains without concentrating on one technology. Its a diverse and well organized event with a goal to “Inspiring IT movement”.
After the talks, they had super amazing closing ceremony, sharing few captures below.
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DevDay Da Nang on ICTnews: Click here
My slides: Click here