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Introduction to Application Security

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021

IT Seminar Series

The Faculty of Science and the BMO-Centre for Innovation and Applied Research proudly present “Intro to Application Security”, a session with Tanya Janca, founder, We Hack Purple.

Join us!

When: Friday, January 29, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm MST
Where: Google Meet

Intro to Application Security

This introduction to securing software will explain what Application Security is all about, as well as the concept of “Pushing left” (starting security earlier in the software development life cycle; addressing the problem throughout the process).  From scanning your code with a vulnerability scanner to red team exercises, developer education programs and bug bounties, this session will show you how to ‘push left’, like a boss.

About the Speaker

Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the author of ‘Alice and Bob Learn Application Security’. She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty years, won numerous awards, and has been everywhere from start-ups to public service to tech giants (Microsoft, Adobe, and Nokia). She has worn many hats; Startup founder, pentester, CISO, AppSec Engineer, and software developer. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger and streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks and training sessions on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion, and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

She is also the founder of WoSEC International (Women of Security), OWASP DevSlop, OWASP Victoria, and #CyberMentoringMonday

About IT Seminar Speaker Series:

The speaker series aims to introduce CUE students and other interested individuals to emerging topics in IT, professional issues and responsibilities, employability skills, and careers in IT-related areas. 

The seminars are held on the last Friday of every month
from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.


For questions about this speaker series, please email:

Dr. Rossitza Marinova, PhD, Professor, Chair Mathematical and Physical Sciences at rossitza.marinova@concordia.ab.ca; or

Dr. Isha Katyal, Director, Innovation and Industry at isha.katyal@concordia.ab.ca