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Boston OWASP meeting Dec. 3 at Akamai Headquarters

The Boston chapter of OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) will have its next meeting at Akamai headquarters the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 3. Details are available on the OWASP Boston website, but here's a summary of the agenda:

6:30 p.m.: News and Views You Can Use and Abuse - Jim Weiler

Some thoughts and analysis on some current app security news.

7:15 p.m.: Swift and Security - Ming Chow

Apple is pushing its new programming language Swift for iOS development and for many good reasons. This talk will discuss what the language has right in terms of security, the old and new security pitfalls, and what developers need to be aware of moving forward with using the new language. The fact of the matter is that iOS isn't going away, iOS developers will need to learn and use Swift, and there will be a big rush of Swift-based apps. We might as well learn how to do it right the first time around.

Ming Chow is an Instructor at the Department of Computer Science, Tufts University and has 10 years of web development experience. Specialties include Web and Mobile Development, Web and Mobile Security.

Akamai is located at 150 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142.

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