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Demystifying Front-End Security

Making a website fast and secure

About The Session

  • Speaking: Tim Kadlec
  • Date:

Thursday, December 14, 15:00 GMT.

Every day, billions of people around the world use the web to work, to find information, and to be entertained. When they come to your site, they trust you to provide them with a good experience. They expect a site that loads quickly, that works in their browser, and that is well designed. And though they may not vocalize it, they certainly expect that experience will be safe: that any information they provide will not be stolen or used in ways they did not expect.

That trust is an important thing, and it’s up to us to make sure it’s justified. But security is an intimidating topic. There are so many different types of attacks, so many different ways that information can be exposed. It can be difficult to wrap our heads around.

In this webinar, we’re going to make front-end security more approachable.

Main Topics

This webinar will feature practical insights that you can actually learn from and take back to your company. By the end of the presentation, you will:

  • Learn how to conduct, and how to defend against, common attacks.
  • See how Content-Security Policies can help protect your users.
  • Learn how HTTPS works and how to set it up.
  • Explore different tools that can help you start building more secure sites and applications right now, and ensure they stay that way.

This webinar is for anyone doing front-end development. You don’t need to know a single thing about security: we’ll build from the ground up. Beware: you might not be able to unlearn what you'll learn in this session.

Format: 60 mins session + 30 mins conversation.

1.5 hours. December 14, 15:00 GMT.

About The Speaker

Tim is a web developer living in northern Wisconsin with his wife and three daughters. He is very passionate about the Web and can frequently be found speaking about what he’s learned at a variety of Web conferences. Currently Tim is working at Snyk, helping developers use open source and stay secure, and continuously find and fix vulnerabilities in your dependencies.

He wrote ‘Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web’ and was a contributing author for the Web Performance Daybook Volume 2.

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