TechTok: Application Security’s Last Mile – The Future is Reactive

techtoks2015 is notable in the number of sites that have been compromised by hackers, and the outlook continues to look grim. Companies have been rushing headlong into putting services online, prioritizing functionality above all. Up-time and scale, which has plagued early the early internet, while still a challenge, has improved significantly; however, security failures continue to get worse. This calls for a new approach. Application Security has been focused on vulnerability prevention, and static controls. In a world of continuous delivery, security needs to be continuous. In a world where hackers act faster than companies can patch, security needs to be adaptive, and responsive. What’s missing is defending the Application in production. This is Application Security’s Last Mile, and will be the focus of this talk.

Join us at this month’s TechTok, where Boris Chen will cover today’s threats to application security, what is commonly in place to address them, and what are the new directions to address this Last Mile problem.

You can find out more about the event and register to attend here.

About the speaker:

Boris is a co-founder and head of engineering at, an application security startup (currently in steath mode), building a next generation security solution. Boris has over two decades of industry experience in tapping data’s unused power. Prior to co-founding, Boris was VP of Engineering at Splunk, and held leadership and engineering positions at LucidEra (SaaS BI startup), BEA Systems, WebLogic, and Sybase.

Event details:

Tuesday December 8th, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.


501 2nd Street (Suite 310)

San Francisco

CA 94107

As usual we will provide pizza and beer.

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