Last year, the inaugural Security Development Conference brought together leading security professionals from a variety of industries around the world who were interested in evolving their own security principals into practices.  In all, more than 300 organizations attended the event. Highlights included keynote speakers Richard A. Clarke, former Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security, General Michael V. Hayden former Director, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. National Security Agency and Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President of Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft.  You can read more about last year’s event in our wrap up blog post.

Planning for the Security Development Conference 2013 (SDC2013) is well under way. The event is scheduled to take place in San Francisco, CA from May 14 – 15 2013.  Sessions will cover the latest in security development techniques and processes that can reduce risk and help protect organizations in this rapidly evolving technology landscape. Attendees will learn about proven security development practices through interactions with peers, industry luminaries and other organizations.  If you are interested in attending SDC2013, I encourage you to “Save the Date” and sign up to be notified when registration goes live.

Security Development Conference 2013 Proven Practices, Reduced Risk
Event Location San Francisco, CA
Event Date May 14-15, 2013

There will be four tracks for SDC 2013 – Engineering for Secure Data, Advanced Engineering for Secure Data, Security Development Lifecycle & Data Security, and Business Risk & Data Security. These tracks will address the needs of three different groups who are critical to the success of security development – developers, project/process managers and business decision makers. Track titles, abstracts and target audiences can be found on the website. Each session will consist of a 60-minute presentation followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

If you are interested in presenting at one of the sessions during SDC2013, I encourage you to submit your content proposal here.  Note that the call for content closes on Friday November 9, 2012 at midnight.  If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to the Security Development Conference team.

Tim Rains
Director
Trustworthy Computing